The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 184 fields of study, approx. 10.400 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.07.2023 of a
University Assistant (prae doc)
at the Research Platform Responsible Research and Innovation in Academic Practice
Reference number: 14203
The Platform Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Academic Practice engages with the changing science-society relations exploring possibilities of integrating responsibility as core value in research and innovation. What RRI can concretely mean in the practices of researchers at an institution like the University of Vienna has remained underexplored. To address this, our interdisciplinary research platform studies the many moments in which responsible decision-making is important in everyday research practices and the conditions that support - or may prevent - responsible acting. In the platform, life scientists and social scientists work together to develop a framework for understanding and fostering responsible research and innovation in practice.
The praedoc will join the group of University Professor Ulrike Felt and will be working in the project “Future Arctic – Horizon 2020”. His*Her PhD research should focus on how big data and machine learning are changing scientific practice in environmental and ecosystem research. It will be building on previous field work and engaging with interview material.
Extent of Employment: 30.0 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement
: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.
The tasks include:
• Independent analysis in the above-mentioned context, specifically focusing on the completion of the “FutureArctic” project
• Cooperation in publications, academic articles, and presentations
• Participation in the organisation of meetings
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
• University degree (Master or equivalent) in Science and Technology Studies or in another social science field, if the applicant can provide evidence of significant prior experience in Science and Technology Studies;
• Profound knowledge of the theories and qualitative methods of Science and Technology Studies (field work experience is an advantage);
• Knowledge on environmental and ecosystem research from a social science perspective is an advantage;
• Ability to successfully plan, conduct, and write up research;
• Excellent organisational skills, high reliability, and the ability to meet deadlines;
• Excellent proficiency in English.
• Letter of motivation
• Academic CV (incl. list of publications, if applicable)
• Degree certificate/s (incl. transcripts) of previously completed university degree programmes
• Proof of writing skill and field work experience
All documents have to be submitted in one single PDF file. Applications should be submitted in English.
Main research field
| Special research fields
Other Social Sciences
| Social studies of science
Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (
) no later than 12.06.2023, mentioning reference number 14203.
For further information please contact Felt, Ulrike +43-1-4277-49611.
The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (
). 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: 14203