The world is changing at an ever-faster pace. At the Johannes Kepler University Linz, we work on technologies and the ideas of tomorrow on a daily basis. At the same time, we educate over 24,000 young people to meet the demands of today’s job market. In short, we are Upper Austria’s largest institution for education and research. Are you interested in being a part of shaping the future of Austria’s most attractive campus university? We currently have a job opening for a:

Graduate Project Assistant for a 30 - 40 hour/week (part-time or full-time), temporary position (can be extended)

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As part of the PromoLi project and funded by the Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care & Consumer Protection, the JKU Linz is currently seeking to fill a PraeDoc project employee position, independent of a specific institute/department. The PromoLi project is a career advancement program for young scientists from the group of people with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses, aiming to support them and ensure scientific excellence.

The employment as a University Assistant pre-doc according to the collective agreement §49 of the salary group B1 for university employees) is a fixed term contract for a duration of four years with the option of an additional year. The start date of the employment will be determined by agreement.

The advertised position within the project PromoLi project offers the opportunity to focus on the dissertation project, aiming to successfully complete it by the end of the employment period. The position entails the following tasks to integrate into the research field and prepare for teaching and research activities:

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  • Participation in research, teaching, and administrative tasks at the institute
  • Participation in examinations and evaluation measures
  • Student supervision
  • Independent research activities with the aim of deepening one's own professional and scientific knowledge and completing a dissertation

Your Qualifications::

  • Successful candidates must hold a diploma / masters degree. All disciplines belonging to the spectrum of JKU are eligible.
  • The focus of JKU covers a wide range from legal, social, business, and economics to teacher training and secondary education, technology and natural sciences, and medicine. Detailed information on the subject areas of JKU can be found on our homepage.

What We Offer::

  • On the basis of full-time employment (40 hours/week) the minimum salary in accordance with the collective agreement is € 3,578.80 gross per month (14 x per year, CA Job Grade: B1)
  • Stable employer
  • Attractive campus environment with good public transportation connections
  • Attractive continual educational opportunities
  • State-of-the-art research infrastructure
  • Dynamic research environment
  • Broad range of on-campus dining services/healthy meals (organic food at the cafeteria)
  • Exercise and sports classes (USI)
  • …and much more

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The advertised position is exclusively aimed at disabled and/or chronically ill individuals who belong to the group of people with disabilities eligible. To apply, please submit the following documents:
  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Degree certificate and transcript of records of the completed studies
  • Precise indication of the field in which the dissertation is intended
  • Statement from the planned supervising institute / supervisor or confirmation of supervision
  • Short concept for the dissertation project (5000-10000 characters excluding spaces)


For inquiries regarding the selection process and planned employment, feel free to contact
Mag. Andrea Petz – - +43 (0)732 2468-3757.

Exertion place address:

Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz