University Professor (M_F) For The Specialist Field Of "Applied Radiochemistry

Universities and Institutes of Austria


September 3, 2021


  • Organisation/Company: Technical University of Vienna
  • Research Field: Chemistry
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 03/09/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Austria › Vienna
  • Type Of Contract: Permanent
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • TU Wien is Austria's largest institution of research and higher education in the fields of technology and natural sciences. With over 26,000 students and more than 4000 scientists, research, teaching and learning dedicated to the advancement of science and technology have been conducted here for more than 200 years, guided by the motto "Technology for People". As a driver of innovation, TU Wien fosters close collaboration with business and industry and contributes to the prosperity of society.

    At the Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry at the Faculty of Technical Chemistry of TU Wien (with strong intra- and interfaculty bridging), the position of a University Professor for the specialist field of applied radiochemistry with permanent (full-time) contractual employment is to be filled as of April 1, 202 2.

    This professorship is regulated by § 98 of the 2002 Universities Act (UG).

    The professorship for Applied Radiochemistry is assigned to the research area "Materials and Matter" in the research agenda of TU Wien and, depending on the research profile of the appointed person, may also cover other research areas, e.g. "Energy and Environment". Thereby, the research fields "Materials Characterization," "Non-metallic Materials," "Biological and Bioactive Materials," and/or "Structure-Property-Relationship" shall be strengthened. The advertised professorship shall connect the research areas mentioned closer to the Center for Labelling and Isotope Production (CLIP; a sub-unit of TRIGA Center Atominstitut) of TU Wien. The person to be appointed shall bridge research activities of the Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry, CLIP, TRIGA Center Atominstitut including the 250 kW TRIGA research nuclear reactor, as well as the research foci in nuclear sciences at the Faculty of Physics by dual affiliation with the TRIGA Center Atominstitut. Alternatively or additionally, a professional connection to the MedAustron accelerator center is also possible and desired. For this purpose, a candidate with an outstanding academic profile and relevant international experience is expected capable to exercise this bridging function. We are searching for a person stimulating the research and teaching portfolio at the Faculty of Technical Chemistry in the field of radiochemistry with new activities, while simultaneously seeking interdisciplinary cooperation with existing research activities at TU Wien. Special emphasis will be put on international cooperation with universities, research institutions, national and international authorities and, if applicable, industrial partners.

    The appointed person is expected to utilize the research reactor in analytical and synthetic chemical research. With the appointment, the current research portfolio shall be expanded, supported by instrumentation additions.

    In addition to research, the duties of a university professor at TU Wien include teaching (in German and English) in Bachelor, Master, and PhD programs as well as participation in the management of the institute and the faculty, as well as in university committees. The appointed professor will cover a wide range of applied aspects of radiochemistry in the offered courses. In view of the socio-political importance of the subject area of radioactivity/nuclear technology, the person to be appointed is expected to actively contribute to the Third Mission of TU Wien based on experience and motivation.

    The Faculty for Technical Chemistry (one out of 8 faculties at TU Wien) represents an active player in the national and international research arena with excellent reputation. Research foci include chemistry and technology of materials, sustainability, energy and environment and biochemical technologies / life sciences.


    We offer:

  • Excellent working conditions in an attractive research environment
  • Attractive compensation combined with additional benefits (Fringe-Benefit Catalogue of TU Wien)
  • Financial support of research activities in the first years (equipment endowment, etc.);
  • Support in moving to Vienna (if required)
  • Dual career advice (if required): we offer partners and families of the university professors appointed to TU Wien various support opportunities tailored to their individual situation
  • A cooperative environment in a city with an extraordinary high quality of life
  • Classification in the A1 category of the collective bargaining agreement for employees of universities and a full-time minimum salary of EUR 74.503,80 gross annual is provided for. In addition, a company pension scheme (pension fund and employee benefit fund) will be set up, so that personnel benefits will increase by a total of 11.53%. A higher salary depending on qualifications and experience is categorically a subject of appointment negotiations.

    Selection process

    Applications in English must include at least the following documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae (complete with professional and academic background)
  • A short motivation letter
  • A presentation of previous academic activities including a survey of research and development projects carried out and of funding/grants raised (volume, duration, funding body etc.), a list of patents, editorial and expert work, organized conferences and prizes etc. as well as a list of lecturing and teaching activities evidenced by a list of the university courses held so far including also a list of supervised scientific works of students (such as bachelor, master theses as well as doctoral theses) and a list of invited lectures
  • A list of publications (including a link to a unique research identifier like ORCID) and copies of the applicant's five most important publications related to the open position
  • A research and teaching concept with special consideration of the research focus of the faculty and a vision for the future positioning and development of the subject area within the faculty of Technical Chemistry
  • Relevant certificates and official letters should be uploaded under the category: +add more documents
  • We kindly ask you to download the data fact sheet and upload it filled in
  • We look forward to receiving your complete application documents by September 3, 2021.

    Additional comments

    General information can be found at the following links:

  • Faculty of Technical Chemistry
  • Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry
  • TRIGA Center Atominstitut
  • Center of Labelling and Isotope Production
  • Information about professorships and appointment procedures: Appointment Service
  • TU Wien is committed to increasing the proportion of women in particular in leadership positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to women when equally qualified, unless reasons specific to a male applicant tilt the balance in his favour.

    People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university, Mr. Gerhard Neustätter.

    Offer Requirements Skills/Qualifications

    Qualifications expected from applicants:

    The ideal applicant is active in the following areas:

  • High level of innovation and proven experience in the field of applied radiochemistry
  • Experience in online and face-to-face teaching
  • Possesses an integrative knowledge of one or several of the following areas:
  • Applied synthetic chemistry with emphasis on inorganic chemistry (f-block elements)
  • Environmental radioactivity and radioecology, e.g., after nuclear accidents
  • Radiopharmaceutical chemistry
  • Radionuclide analysis with radiometric and mass spectrometric methods
  • Nuclear forensics
  • Radiation protection
  • Nuclear waste repository research
  • Natural radionuclides
  • Your profile:

  • A doctoral degree or PhD in chemistry or another relevant discipline from a domestic or equivalent foreign university or research institution
  • A teaching qualification (venia docendi) acquired at a domestic or equivalent foreign university or a scientific qualification equivalent to a teaching qualification as a university lecturer
  • Profound experience in the development and completion of interdisciplinary projects
  • An outstanding research and publication record
  • An outstanding reputation and active integration into the international scientific community
  • Experience in scientific outreach and dissemination in context with the Third Mission agenda of TU Wien
  • Experience in dealing with national and international authorities in radiation context and, with respect to the research reactor fuel supply, ideally links to U.S. research institutions
  • A profound track record in raising research funds and managing scientific research projects
  • The pedagogical and didactic qualification for academic teaching (including PhD supervision) in the subject area
  • Relevant international experience
  • Administrative and organizational skills, as well as leadership skills; qualification and willingness to lead a research area or research group
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other researchers, technical administrative staff, and students.
  • Ideally, the candidate has skills and experience in promoting young talents and women as well as in the area of gender mainstreaming
  • Unless sufficient knowledge of German is available, the willingness to learn the German language soon is required to enable teaching in bachelor's programs and to work in the management of the institute and the faculty as well as in university committees
  • On-site presence is expected
  • Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Technical University of Vienna
  • Department: Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https: // www.
  • Country: Austria
  • City: Vienna
  • Postal Code: 1060
  • Street: Getreidemarkt 9/163
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