University Assistant (Prae-Doc)

  • Full Time
  • Wien

Technische Universität Wien

Job title:

University Assistant (Prae-Doc)


Technische Universität Wien

Job description

30 hours/week | Cover for leave of absenceTU Wien is Austria’s largest institution of research and higher education in the fields of technology and natural sciences. With over 26,000 students and more than 4000 scientists, research, teaching, and learning dedicated to the advancement of science and technology have been conducted here for more than 200 years, guided by the motto “Technology for People”. As a driver of innovation, TU Wien fosters close collaboration with business and industry and contributes to the prosperity of society.At the Institute of Architecture and Design, in the Research Unit of Building Theory by Design, TU Wien is offering a position as a university assistant (prae-doc) limited until the end of January 2025 or at the latest until the duration of leave of absence for 30 hours/week. Expected start: August 2024.Tasks:

  • Research and project activity within the international EU Project BUILD CARE (
  • Conducting research with a vulnerable participant group (children with stroke and their families)
  • Participation in regular online and in-person meetings related to the BUILD CARE project
  • Collaboration on research and teaching tasks as well as examinations
  • Deepening of scientific expertise
  • Scientific publication activities (journal articles, conferences)
  • Assistance/Collaboration in organizational and administrative tasks

Your profile:

  • Completion of a Master’s or Diploma degree program in architecture, anthropology, human geography or related fields
  • Knowledge of scientific work methods
  • Research experience in the field of healthcare design
  • Experience with conducting empirical research using participatory methods
  • Interest in teaching and supervising students with a focus on the research process, research methods and application of research results in the healthcare design field
  • Excellent command of German and English in communication and writing
  • Very good communication skills and readiness to work in a large multi-disciplinary (architecture, neuroscience, health economics) international research team
  • Readiness to conduct research in close contact with vulnerable participant groups
  • Experience in research with vulnerable participant groups (children or adult patients in healthcare facilities) is an advantage
  • Experience in the application of findings from neuroscience to architectural design is an advantage

We offer:

  • A wide variety and exciting range of tasks in a collegial team
  • Hybrid working style with up to 60% home office option
  • A range of attractive social benefits (see

) * Wide range of internal and external training opportunities, various career options

  • Central location of workplace as well as good accessibility (U1/U4 Karlsplatz)

TU Wien is committed to increasing the proportion of women in particular in leadership positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to women when equally qualified, unless reasons specific to a male applicant tilt the balance in his favour.People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university, Mr. Gerhard Neustätter.Entry level salary is determined by the pay grade B1 of the Austrian collective agreement for university staff. This is a minimum of currently EUR 2,684.10/month gross, 14 times/year for 30 hours/week. Relevant working experiences may increase the monthly income.We look forward to receiving your application until July 11th, 2024.

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Fri, 21 Jun 2024 07:50:19 GMT

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