Project Assistant

University of Graz

Graz, , AT

Job specification

  • Scientific management of the Doktoratskolleg (PhD doctoral programme, see
  • Establishing and managing internal and external scientific networks (for and with faculty members, doctoral students, and international research partners)
  • Organising the training programme of the DK (summer school, conferences, meetings, seminars, and workshops) and supporting the participating doctoral students (in collaboration with the administrative manager of the DK)
  • Coordinating and participating in the faculty meetings of the DK
  • Mentoring and supporting the doctoral students in their research and career activities, e.g., with planning their study programme and organising their research stays abroad
  • Organising and supporting visits of the international cooperation partners
  • Research projects and publications on issues and topics related to the themes of the DK Professional


  • A PhD (or equivalent) in a discipline of the DK (philosophy, law, system sciences, economics, meteorology and hydrology, climate sciences)
  • Current research projects on issues and topics related to the themes of the DK
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Experience in applying for 3rd party funding for research projects and in managing such projects
  • Studies or research experience (at least one academic year) at a non-Austrian institution (desirable)

Personal profile

  • Excellent communication skills
  • High level of organisational competence and ability to work cooperatively as part of a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and with flexibility
  • Self-starter with high levels of initiative

The Coordinator is supported by a full-time administrative manager. Consequently, in addition to fulfilling her/his responsibilities as coordinator of the DK, the post-holder will also have the opportunity to pursue her/his research projects and to participate in the academic and research activities of the DK.