University Assistant in Medical Law

University of Vienna Department for Ethics and Law in Medicine



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 (prae doc)
at the Department for Ethics and Law in Medicine

Reference number: 10330

The Institute for Ethics and Law in Medicine is looking for a university assistant in the field of medical law. (leave of absence cover)

The position is vacant for the period of absence of a member of staff.


Extent of Employment: 30 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.

Job Description:
• Participation in research, teaching and administration
• Participation in research projects / research studies
• Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations
• We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.
• Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
• Supervision of students
• Involvement in the organisation of meetings, conferences, symposiums
• Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration
• Project application and acquisition of third-party funds
• audit work

• Completed diploma in law, focus on medical law
• Experience in the field of research, publications and support for courses
• High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
• Excellent command of written and spoken English
• IT user skills
• Ability to work in a team

• Knowledge of university processes and structures

Application documents: Letter of motivation - Academic curriculum vitae - List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available) - Short doctoral project proposal - Degree certificates

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Medical law MUST

Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance
Legal Sciences Medical law MUST

Language level Importance
Excellent knowledge MUST
Very good knowledge MUST


Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 15.03.2020, mentioning reference number 10330.

For further information please contact Machata, Stefanie +43-1-4277-22201.

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: 10330 E-Mail: Privacy Policy of the University of Vienna



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