At the Institute for Materials Chemistry (Subject area: Theoretical Chemistry) at the Technical University Vienna the following position is announced:

A position for an university assistant (Ph.D. Student). Expected duration is from the 1st of Febuary 2017 until 31. Januar 2021.

Payment group B1 with a 25 hours/week employment. The monthly minimum pay for the payment group is presently EUR brutto 1.685,30 (14 times a year). Depending on relevant earlier experience the payment can be higher.

Acceptance criteria: Candidates are required to hold an appropriate degree (Magister-, Diplom- or MSc) in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science or a related discipline.

Further qualifications: The successful candidate will develop and apply methods within the density functional theory for the study of functional defects in semi-conductors. We expect excellent grades, good communication skills in English and a willingness to travel to collaborators worldwide. An interest in Quantum Chemistry and learning programming for high performance computing are an advantage.

Qualified candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae and grades and include the names, affiliations and email addresses of up to three references.

Questions and further information about the project and the group can be obtained from (

The university strives to increase the proportion of women, particularly in management functions and in scientific and artistic staff, and therefore explicitly calls on qualified women to apply.

Applications to:
Personaladministration, Fachbereich wiss. Personal der TU Wien, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien.
Online applications:
Please e-mail only plain text or pdf-files.

Deadline: Before the 16th of January 2017.

The applicants are not entitled to compensation for travel expenses incurred as a result of the admission procedure.


Georg Madsen
Tel.: +43 (1) 58801 165306
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