Project researcher

Project researcher

At the University of Vienna, over 10,000 people work together on the big questions of the future. Approximately 7,500 of them are academic staff members. These are individuals who, with their curiosity and their continuous pursuit of excellence, engage in international cutting-edge research and teaching. With us, you will also find space to unfold your potential. We are looking for a/an 

Project researcher 

49 Faculty of Social Sciences  

Job vacancy starting: 10/14/2024  | Working hours:  20,00  | Classification CBA: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) 

Limited contract until: 10/13/2025

Job ID: 1813

Among the many good reasons to want to research and teach at the University of Vienna, there is one in particular, which has convinced around 7,500 academic staff members so far. They see themselves as personalities who need space for their continuous striving and curiosity in order to be able to be More than 7,500 academics at the University of Vienna thrive on continuous exploration and curiosity and help us better understand our world. Does this sound like you? Then join our accomplished team!

Your personal sphere of influence:

As a project researcher, you will complement the research team around Prof. Yuri Kazepov and work on the Horizon Europe project ReHousIn
The project ReHousIn will examine how multiple crises (re-)produce housing inequalities in different European countries and explore the impacts of the green and digital transition initiated by the European Union. You will be working in a multilingual research team together with project partners (post docs, prae docs and administrative staff) from different EU countries.

If you are open to new challenges and value appreciative communication, you are more than welcome to join our team!

Your future tasks:

You actively participate in research and administration, which means:

  • You are involved in research projects (primarily in ReHousIn) and scientific studies in the area of international urban sociology.
  • You assist in data generation and visualization.
  • You assist in the conduction of a multi-level policy analysis of 9 European countries by means of a mixed-methods research design.
  • You take over administrative tasks.

This is part of your personality:

  • Completed Master's degree or Diploma in the field of sociology, geography, political sciences, spatial planning or other social sciences
  • Basic experience in academic writing and with research methods (quantitative as well as qualitative)
  • Particular interest in the areas of urban sociology, political ecology and housing studies
  • Excellent command of written and spoken German and English (C1 Level)
  • Very good IT user skills
  • You should be a team player with high social skills

What we offer:

Equal opportunities for everyone: We look forward to diverse personalities in the team!

Good public transport connections: Your workplace is easily accessible by public transport.

Internal further training & Coaching: Opportunity to deepen your skills on an ongoing basis. There are over 600 courses to choose from – free of charge.

Inspiring working atmosphere: You are a part of an international academic team in a healthy and fair working environment.

Fair salary: The basic salary of EUR 3,587.80 (on a full-time basis) increases if we can credit professional experience.

Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible working hours and can partially work remotely. 

It is that easy to apply:

  • With your scientific curriculum vitae and letter of intent
  • Master Degree  /  Diploma
  • Via our  job portal

If you have any questions, please contact:

Miriam Aistleitner  


We look forward to new personalities in our team! 
The University of Vienna has an anti-discriminatory employment policy and attaches great importance to equal opportunities, the advancement of women and diversity. We lay special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions among the academic and general university staff and therefore expressly encourage qualified women to apply. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates.

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​Application deadline: 07/02/24 

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