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PhD position within a project on the fate and risk of persistent chemicals in the urban water cycle


Institute for Water Quality and Resource Management

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Vienna Austria Ecotoxicology Environmental Biology Environmental Chemistry Environmental Engineering

About the Project

TU Wien is the largest institution for technical-scientific research and education in Austria and ranks among the best technical universities in Europe with approximately 5.000 employees in research, education and administration and over 30.000 students.

The Institute for Water Quality and Resource Management, Research Unit of Water Quality Management offers a position for a Project Assistant, expected from 01.03.2021 or as soon as possible (40 weekly hours), for the duration of 1 year with the possibility to extend the contract up to a total duration of 6 years.

Your tasks:

• Participation in a research project on the fate and risk of persistent chemicals in the urban water cycle and in other activities in the field of water quality and river basin management

• Field sampling

• Modelling

• Writing of a doctoral thesis and publication of scientific articles

• Support in teaching activities

Your profile:

• Master degree in a technical or scientific field of study (e.g. Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geoecology, Water Management, Chemical Engineering)

• Solid knowledge in chemistry

• Knowledge in toxicology is beneficial

• Experience or interest for modelling

• Good programming skills (R or Python are beneficial)

• Excellent command of English

• Teamwork and problem-solving skills, ability to innovate

We offer:

• Varied and exciting field of activity

• Wide range of internal and external training and flexible organization of working time

• Central location and easy accessibility (U1/U2/U4 Karlsplatz)

TU Wien is committed to increase the proportion of women in its employment and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply. In case of equal qualification for the position and in the absence of any other outweighing factors, female candidates will be preferred. We are committed to employ people with disability who possess the appropriate qualification and strongly motivate them to apply. For questions in this respect, please contact the representative of disabled people of the TU Wien, Mr. Gerhard Neustätter.

The remuneration corresponds to the minimum wage of the salary group B1 and for an employment position of 30 hours it amounts to 2.929,00 € gross/month (14 times per year). Depending upon availability, we intend to increase the position to 40 weekly hours.

We look forward to receiving your application until 18.12.2020. Please send your CV, a motivation letter and study transcripts.

Applications should be sent electronically to Mrs. Katharina Pauschenwein (HR department, [Email Address Removed] ).

The applicants are not entitled to claim the refund of eventual travel or accommodation costs, which might arise during the selection process.



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