Research Assistant (PreDoc/PostDoc), Karl Landsteiner University, Austria

Postdoc in Austria

Research Assistant (PreDoc/PostDoc): The Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL) invites applications for a Research Assistant position in the Division of Biomedical and Public Health Ethics. This role is part of the “Testing (Bio)Governance” project, which investigates the use of tests during the corona pandemic. The project is funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF and conducted in collaboration with the University of Klagenfurt.

Research Assistant, Division of Biomedical and Public Health Ethics (PreDoc/PostDoc)


Research Area:
Biomedical and Public Health Ethics

Campus Krems, with a network of teaching hospitals in St. Pölten, Krems, and Tulln


  • PreDoc Position: Completed Master’s degree in political science, sociology, science and technology studies, or a comparable discipline.
  • PostDoc Position: Completed PhD in political science, sociology, science and technology studies, or a comparable discipline.
  • Experience with qualitative research methods (especially qualitative interviews and qualitative data analysis).
  • Very good knowledge of German and English.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively in a team.
  • Previous experience with public health policy analysis is desirable.

Job Description:

  • Planning and conducting empirical research (especially qualitative research).
  • Presentation and publication of research results.
  • Collaboration in the project team, including participation in meetings, literature research, analysis, and interpretation of data.

How to Apply:
Please apply online at with reference to the reference number “2418”.

Last Date for Apply:
June 27, 2024

Additional Information:
The PreDoc position is limited to 36 months with the option of extension. The PostDoc position is limited to 22 months but can be taken up as a part-time position, in which case the term will be extended proportionately.

You can expect a challenging job in an internationally visible and highly motivated team with flexible working hours, home office options, a paid lunch break, health care, and many other benefits. KL is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion, encouraging a full range of diverse and talented qualified candidates to apply. Classification is based on the FWF personnel cost rate.

Apply now! We look forward to receiving your online application.



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