Vienna (A): University Assistant (post doc)

University: University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Cognition, Emotion, and Methods in Psychology (11921)

The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Cognition, Emotion, and Methods in Psychology

Reference number: 11921

The Faculty of Psychology consists of the Dean’s office and the studies service center, as well as • the Department of Cognition, Emotion and Methods in Psychology, • the Department of Applied Psychology: Health, Development, Enhancement and Intervention, • the Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education and Economy and • the Outpatient Unit for Research, Teaching and Practice. Currently, nearly 3,500 students of Psychology are enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and PhD programmes, attending nearly 200 courses per semester, which are taught and supervised by 220 teachers.

Duration of employment: 3 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:

Applicants should have a strong interest in neurotechnologies, including brain-computer interfaces and machine learning, and should have one of the following profiles: A degree in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics and/or Electrical Engineering, with solid experience in computational psychiatry, psychophysiological modeling and psychoinformatics. Applicants should send their CV, a brief statement of research interests, and the names and contact information for 2 references. Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement


Candidates should hold a very good university degree in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics and/or Electrical Engineering.
excellent communication skills - ability to work in a team - autonomous and proactive work style

Research fields:

Main research fieldSpecial research fieldsImportance
Computer SciencesMedical informatics;BioinformaticsCAN
Medical BiotechnologyMedical biotechnologySHOULD
Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Information EngineeringBrain-computer interfaceSHOULD
Medical EngineeringBiomedical engineeringCAN


Educational institutionEducational levelSpecial subjectImportance
UniversityElectrical Engineering, ElectronicsElectro- an biomedical technologySHOULD
UniversityPhysics, Mechanics, Astronomy-CAN
UniversitySocial sciencesPsychologyCAN
UniversityMathematics, Computer Sciences-SHOULD


LanguageLanguage levelImportance
EnglishVery good knowledgeMUST


Type of computer skillsSpecified computer skillsImportance
Programming languageOthersMUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 14.04.2021, mentioning reference number 11921.

For further information please contact Scharnowski, Frank +43-1-4277-47120.

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: 11921
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