University Assistant (post doc)

AnbieterUniversität Wien
Department of Applied Psychology: Health, Development, Enhancement and Intervention
ArbeitsortWien, Wien, Österreich
Medizin / Pharmakologie
FunktionSenior Researcher / Postdoc


The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 174 fields of study, approx. 9.500 members of staff, more than 94.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a

Department of Applied Psychology: Health, Development, Enhancement and Intervention

Reference number : 7940

The Faculty of Psychology at the University of Vienna comprises the Dean’s office and the Student Service Center and three Departments (one of Basic Psychological Research and Research Methods, two of Applied Psychology). We offer a position for a university assistant (post doc) at the newly established research group of Developmental Psychology at the Department of Applied Psychology: Health, Development, Enhancement and Intervention. The group focuses primarily on aspects of social-cognitive development in early childhood and conducts research on topics such as the development of joint attention, social learning (e.g., imitation) and the development of action understanding and face perception. Our methodological focus is on experimental and neuroscience research (e.g., eye tracking, EEG, fNIRS). We offer an excellent working environment including a newly equipped lab with cutting-edge technology, international collaborations and substantial support for early-career researchers on their way to scientific independence.

Duration of employment: 6 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement : §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
The position entails active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves
  • Developing and strengthening your independent research profile
  • Involvement in research projects of the group
  • International publications and presentations
  • Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
  • Preparing / writing a (publication-based) habilitation thesis
  • Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
  • Supervision of students
  • Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance
  • Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

  • Doctoral degree/PhD degree
  • Experimental research skills, especially using neuroscience methods (e.g., EEG)
  • Programming skills and knowledge of at least one of the commonly used toolboxes for analyzing physiological data (e.g., FieldTrip, EEGLab)
  • Experience in student supervision (Bachelor/ Master’s theses)
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Ability to work in a team and excellent communications skills

    In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have
  • strong interest in developmental psychology research
  • Teaching experience
  • Experience of working on research projects
  • Publications in renowned (peer-reviewed) international journals
  • International presentation experience

    Desirable qualifications are
  • experience with e-learning tools
  • knowledge of university processes and structures

    Application documents
  • Letter of motivation
  • Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given)
  • Description of research interests and research agenda / of the intended habilitation project (if applicable)
  • Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference

    Research fields:

    Special research fields Importance

    Developmental psychology MUST


    Language level Importance

    Excellent knowledge MUST


    Specified computer skills Importance

    MS Office MUST

    Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> no later than 31.10.2017, mentioning reference number 7940.

    For further information please contact Höhl, Stefanie +43-1-4277-47270.

    The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

    Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
    Reference number: 7940
    E-Mail: jobcenter [at] univie[.]ac[.]at

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