Universitätsassistent_in (Prae-Doc)

30 hours/week, for 3 years

Technische Universität Wien, generally referred to as TU Wien, is located in the heart of Europe, a place where one can experience cultural diversity and international life. Research, teaching and learning have been conducted here in the service of progress for 200 years. TU Wien is amongst Europe’s most successful universities of technology and, with over 30,000 students and a staff of about 5,000, is Austria’s largest scientific and engineering research and education institution.
The faculty of Civil Engineering has established a research cluster “Risk and Security” with a focus on water. The cluster highlights two interconnected aspects: floods and water quality. The praedoc will focus on the risks and security related to floods, with special attention to the role of sedimentary processes.


  • Main researcher in the research project
  • Interaction with other researchers in the cluster “Risk and Security”
  • Writing up of a PhD thesis and publications
  • Minor contributions to teaching

Your profile:

  • Master degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent
  • Expertise in hydraulics and sediment transport
  • Fluency (written and spoken) in English and German

We offer:

  • Continuing personal and professional education and flexible working hours
  • Central location with very good accessibility (U1/U2/U4 Karlsplatz)
  • A creative environment in one of the most liveable cities in the world
TU Wien is committed to increase female employment in leading scientific positions. Female candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given when equally qualified.

People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university (contact: gerhard.neustaetter@tuwien.ac.at)
Entry level salary as a predoctoral researcher is covered by level B1 of the Austrian Collective Agreement for university staff, and receives a minimum of currently EUR 2.148,35/month gross, 14 times/year.

We look forward to receiving your application until 19.12.2019.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us

Carmen Keck
+43 1 588 01 406201
Technology for People
Furthermore, please note that applicants will not normally be reimbursed for travel costs incurred in connection with this admission process.
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