PhD Positions at the Vienna International School of Earth and Space Sciences (VISESS)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Vienna
Job Announcement Text: 

The Vienna International School of Earth and Space Sciences (VISESS) is soliciting applications for PhD positions within the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy at the University of Vienna.

As humanity is facing grand challenges such as climate change and resource depletion, this doctoral school is addressing these and other challenges through interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary academic research connecting the COSMOS with planet EARTH, its environment and the ANTHROPOSPHERE. We aim our students to become world-leading experts in either of these three branches while also confidently communicate and contribute across all three branches. We want our school to become a central place in the heart of Europe for training and as a resource of knowledge about our place in space and time. For further information see:

The school is currently announcing 3 PhD projects in the branches "Cosmos" and "Anthroposphere" (see:

List of announced projects in the "Cosmos" branch:

  • ISM-FLOW: measuring the 3D motion of the Local Interstellar Medium | Supervision: João Alves (Department of Astrophysics)
  • Observational Galaxy Evolution | Supervision: Bodo Ziegler (Department of Astrophysics)


Interested students can apply until the deadline of 31 March 2023 via:

Job Description:

The positions aim to deepen and extend the professional and scientific education targeting a doctoral degree. For tasks and responsibilities please refer to the respective project description at


  • Astronomy / Geography / Earth Sciences / Environmental Sciences or related disciplines: Master's Degree or equivalent (depending on the project, please refer to the respective project description)
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Project-specific qualifications as described in the respective project description
Included Benefits: 

We offer:

  • Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade
  • An active and inspiring research environment, a vibrant PhD community and many ways to connect with peers from home and abroad on a social and professional level
  • A broad range of interdisciplinary training possibilities and school activities, such as leadership skill trainings, workshops, seminars, mobility and summer schools

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 31, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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VISESS School Board
University of Vienna
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Vienna International School of Earth and Space Sciences (VISESS)
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