Project Assistant without doctorate

University of Graz


October 27, 2021


At the University of Graz, researchers and students work across a broad disciplinary spectrum to enlarge our knowledge, and find strategies to deal with challenges our society is confronted with and to shape tomorrow's world. The University of Graz is a place which combines high quality academic research and teaching, where achievement is rewarded, careers are promoted, and social diversity is encouraged – all within a modern, award-winning working environment. Our motto: We work for tomorrow. Join us!

This position is part of the BMBWF-funded project "Digital Transformation of the Austrian Humanities”and the FWF-fundet project "Die keltischen Götternamen in den lateinischen Inschriften im linksrheinischen Militärgebiet der Germania Superior".

The Centre for Information Modelling is looking for a

Project Assistant without doctorate

(20 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 2 years; position to be filled as of now )

Your duties
  • Conception and development of a workflow for the capturing of antique inscriptions in cooperation with the technical project management and the scientific project coordinators
  • Adaptation and further development of a corresponding data acquisition environment in front- and backend (eXist-db, JavaScript)
  • Support and training of the scientific project members
  • Assistance in data management and improvement of data quality through automated processes (XSLT)
  • Co-development of the publication environment in the institutional repository GAMS
  • Your profile
  • Completed Master's degree in the humanities, information science or computer science, ideally with a focus on digital humanities
  • Proven working knowledge with X-technologies (XQuery, XSLT, XPath)
  • Proven experience with front-end development and knowledge of current web technologies and frameworks (HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, Bootstrap)
  • Knowledge of modelling humanities data using TEI/XML (desirable)
  • Experience in the field of software development (desirable)
  • Experience in working with XML databases and their query (desirable)
  • Ability to work in a team and strong communication skills
  • Willingness to independently familiarize yourself with the technologies and tools used in the project
  • Excellent command of German
  • Good knowledge of English language beneficial
  • Our offer Classification

    Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective Agreement): B1

    Minimum salary

    The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 1485.80 gross/month. This minimum salary may be higher due to previous employment periods eligible for inclusion and other earnings and remunerations.

    We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. Take advantage of the chance to enter into a challenging work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job.

    Application Deadline: October 27 th 2021 Reference Number: MB/1/99 ex 2021/22 MB/1/99GEWI ex 2021/22

    The University of Graz strives to increase the proportion of women in particular in management and faculty positions and therefore encourages qualified women to apply.

    Especially with regard to academic staff, we welcome applications from persons with disabilities who meet the requirements of the advertised position.

    If you are interested, please submit your application documents (CV, certificates, etc.) before the stated deadline. Make sure to indicate the reference number on your application to: