Project Assistant (all genders) (PhD position)
40 hours/week, for 3 years (possibility of part-time)
TU Wien is Austria’s largest research and educational institution in the fields of technology and natural sciences. More than 4,000 scientists in eight faculties conduct research on „Technology for People“ in five main research areas. The content of the offered studies is based on this excellent research. The more than 27,000 students in the 55 studies offered benefits from this. As a driver of innovation, TU Wien strengthens the business location, enables cooperation and contributes to the prosperity of society.
At the TU Wien, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Institute for Materials Technology, Building Physics and Building Ecology, a position is opened for a project assistant. The position is full-time research employment (40 hours/week) for a maximum of 4 years with participation in an innovative Austrian industrial research project in the area of recycled aggregate concrete with the possibility to graduate with a PhD level.
The research position to be filled is in the frame of the collaborative research project „UP!crete – Performance of recycled concrete in upcycling“ – with the participation of more than 20 representatives from the construction industry (concrete manufacturers, construction waste processors, recycling plant manufacturers, testing institutes, etc.) and relevant interest groups (associations, state organizations) from the construction industry. The aim of the project is to comprehensively research the potential improvement of the recycled aggregate from concrete demolition waste, development of new types of recycled concrete, expansion of their fields of application, as well as increase their recycling potential.
- Research of possible improvement methods of recycling aggregate
- Development and setup of (new) test methods
- Extensive experimental laboratory work (physical and mechanical characterization of recycled aggregate and recycled aggregate concretes, fresh and hardened properties, durability performance, microstructural analysis and characterization,)
- Coordination of the experimental and operative project tasks with the project partners
- Preparation of publications and presentations for journals and scientific audiences
- Possibility to work on a PhD thesis
- Participate in university teaching (laboratory exercises, BSc. and MSc. thesis co-supervision)
- Assist with administrative and organizational tasks of the research group: meetings, seminars, machine maintenance, etc.
- Completion of a master’s or diploma curriculum in civil engineering or a related subject
- Interest in conducting interdisciplinary research in collaboration with industrial partners
- Strong interest in research and experimental work
- Good communication skills, teamwork and assertiveness in a large heterogeneous team
- Good analytical-, organizational-, and planning skills along with a structured way of working, proactive actions and a personal initiative
- Very good skills in English (oral and writing). German knowledge is a plus.
- Experience in the construction industry, building materials laboratory or building materials research
- Experience in project management in the construction industry
- Be a part of the team that has received multiple awards for its scientific excellence
- Integration into an international scientific community
- Good connections to the industry
- A diverse and exciting area of tasks in an innovative research project with an interdisciplinary consortium and collegial teams
- Central location of the workplace in Vienna
- Wide range of internal and external training opportunities
- A number of attractive social benefits (see Fringe Benefit catalogue of the TU Wien)
The TU Wien aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore expressly encourages qualified women to apply. Female applicants who are equally suitable as the best-suited competitor will be given priority unless the reasons relating to the person of a competitor prevail.
We make every effort to hire people with disabilities with the appropriate qualifications and therefore expressly encourage them to apply. If you have any questions, please contact the representative for people with disabilities at the TU Wien, Mr. Gerhard Neustätter.
Entry-level salary as a predoctoral researcher is covered by level B1 of the Austrian Collective Agreement for university staff and receives a minimum of currently EUR 3.277,30/month gross, 14 times/year.
We look forward to receiving your application:
Please send your application with the subject “Application UP!crete” to:
Prof. doc. Dr.techn. Dipl.-Ing. Ildiko Merta
Applicants are not entitled to reimbursement of travel and subsistence expenses incurred due to the admissions procedure.