Announcing 13 Prae-Doc Positions

30 hours/week | limited to 4 years

At the TU Wien, 13 positions for PhD students (10 project-funded, 3 global budget) are available within the framework of the PhD program "Unravelling advanced 2D materials (TU-D)". The positions are expected to start in October 2023 for a period of expected 4 years each. The Doctoral College TU-D offers thirteen interdisciplinary projects in the field of application of 2D materials for photocatalysis, nanoelectronics and sensor technology. Each project will be supervised by two professors from the respective fields. 


  • Collaboration in research and teaching tasks as well as examinations
  • Supervision of students in courses and laboratory exercises
  • Research and project activities
  • Deepening of scientific knowledge
  • Writing a dissertation and publications
  • Participation in scientific events, in particular of the doctoral college
  • Collaboration in organizational and administrative tasks

Your profile:

  • Master's degree or diploma in relevant fields (chemistry, electrical engineering, physics) or equivalent university studies in Austria or abroad completed by September 1, 2023, at the latest.
  • Advanced knowledge in the field of two-dimensional materials is encouraged.
  • Within the scope of these university studies, the employee must provide services in connection with their dissertation.
  • Excellent language skills in English
  • Willingness for interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Ability to work in a team, problem-solving skills and innovative ability

We offer:

  • Diverse and exciting field of work with a lot of interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Broad internal and external training opportunities as well as flexible working hours
  • Central location and good accessibility (U1/U2/U4 Karlsplatz)

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.
Entry level salary is determined by the pay grade B1 of the Austrian collective agreement for university staff. This is a minimum of currently EUR 2,458.00/month gross, 14 times/year for 30 hours/week. Relevant
working experiences may increase the monthly income.
We look forward to receiving your application until 25.05.2023.
ATTENTION: Please indicate in your motivation letter for which of the research project(s) you are applying!

Application guidelines

Please submit your application via the application platform of TU Wien here, opens an external URL in a new window.

Applications must include the following documents

  • A CV based on the Europass template including publications and scientific presentations (if available)
  • A cover letter, including a justified ranking of up to three targeted PhD projects (see the projects described here)
  • A short summary of the diploma/master thesis (+add more documents)
  • A copy of a transcript of records (+add more documents)
  • Two letters of recommendation (e.g., from the thesis supervisor)

After the initial selection process, selected applicants will be invited to give a short presentation (either in person or online) on their research to date by June 5. The date for the presentation will be in June.
For further questions, please contact the head of the PhD program Florian Libisch, Institute for Theoretical Physics or one of the project leaders.