University Assistant (PhD position)

University of Innsbruck

Innsbruck, , AT

Start date/duration:

  • from 01.02.2020
  • for 4 years

Administrative unit:

  • Environmental Engineering Section

Extent of employment:

  • 20 hours per week

Job Description:

In this position you are expected to write a dissertation in a stimulating environment using the university’s infrastructure. You will hold your own lectures, tutor students and participate in administration. 50% of the working time is reserved for the Thesis. Thesis Topic: The water infrastructure is usually organized in pipe networks, supplying water in the city and draining rainfall runoff and wastewater out of it. Alike the city itself, the water networks in cities grew over decades resulting in organic and complex systems. In nature and many engineered systems, networks can be described based on graph theory. Alike, the growth process of water infrastructure over decades follows certain principles, while there are also spatial and functional interdependencies with other transport networks. This PhD project aims to investigate and describe this interlinked growth process of water infrastructure from a network perspective, and to develop and assess growth scenarios with state of the art hydraulic modelling.  


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The minimum gross salary (stipulated by collective agreement) for this position amounts to € 1.432 per month (14 times)*. The salary will be higher if you have worked in a similar position before. Furthermore, the university has numerous attractive offers (

*as of 2019


We are looking forward to receiving your online application by 06.02.2020.

The University of Innsbruck strives to increase the percentage of women and thus expressly encourages women to apply. This is particularely true for leading positions and scientific job offers. In case of underrepresentation women with the same qualifications will be given priority.