Senior Scientist (all genders welcome)

Scientific Staff  | Full time
Application deadline:  27 October 2021
Reference code: 232-1/21


The University of Klagenfurt, with approximately 1,500 employees and over 12,000 students, is located in the Alps-Adriatic region and consistently achieves excellent placements in rankings. The motto “per aspera ad astra” underscores our firm commitment to the pursuit of excellence in all activities in research, teaching and university management. The principles of equality, diversity, health, sustainability and compatibility of work and family life serve as the foundation for our work at the university.

The University of Klagenfurt is pleased to announce the following open position at the Digital Age Research Center, UZ D!ARC, employment to commence as soon as possible:


Senior Scientist (all genders welcome)


Level of employment: 100 %

Minimum salary: € 55,242.60 per annum (gross), classification according to collective agreement: B1 lit. b

Limited to:  February 28, 2025

Application deadline: October 27, 2021

Reference code: 232-1/21

Area of responsibility

  • Independent research in the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Cybersecurity
  • Independent delivery of courses using established and innovative methods (e.g. digital teaching)
  • Participation in the research and teaching projects run by the organisational unit
  • Supervision of students
  • Participation in organisational and administrative tasks and in quality assurance measures
  • Contribution to expanding the international scientific and cultural contacts of the organisational unit
  • Participation in public relations activities


  • Doctoral degree in either a crypto/security related topic or a topic in the areas of artificial intelligence or data science or statistics at a domestic or foreign higher education institution
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)

Desired skills

  • First relevant publications in relation to a top-tier crypto or security conference (i.e. IACR sponsored conferences and workshops, ACM CCS, Usenix, IEEE S&P) or in venues (journals) of a comparable standing in the areas of artificial intelligence, data science or statistics
  • Experience in the acquisition and running of third-party funded projects and readiness to play an active role in third-party funded projects and their acquisition
  • Didactic competence and proven successful teaching experience
  • Willingness to actively participate in research, teaching and administration
  • Scientific curiosity and enthusiasm for imparting knowledge
  • Gender mainstreaming und diversity management skills
  • Ideally you will be open to collaborations beyond the typical confines of discipline-specific research (in the areas of cryptography, cybersecurity, data science, artificial intelligence, compilers and languages, but also towards the social sciences as part of the group’s agenda to be a central part of the D!ARC research center)

Additional information

Our offer:

The employment contract is concluded for the position as Senior Scientist and stipulates a starting salary of € 3,945.90 gross per month (14 times a year) and can increase to € 4,371.80 maximum in the case of consideration of previous occupational experience.

The University of Klagenfurt also offers:

  • Personal and professional advanced training courses, management and career coaching
  • Numerous attractive additional benefits, see also
  • Diversity- and family-friendly university culture
  • The opportunity to live and work in the attractive Alps-Adriatic region with a wide range of leisure activities in the spheres of culture, nature and sports

The application:

If you are interested in this position, please apply in English providing the usual documents:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae including publication and lecture lists as well as details and an explanation of research and teaching activities (please do not include a photo)


  • Proof of all completed higher education programmes (certificates, supplements, if applicable)
  • Outline of the content of the doctoral programme (listing academic achievements, intermediate examinations, etc.) as well as the content of the thesis (summary, any expert reviews)
  • Other documentary evidence that may be relevant to this announcement (see Prerequisites and Additional desired qualifications)
  • Please provide three references (contact details of persons who the university may contact by telephone for information purposes)

To apply, please select the position with the reference code 232-1/21 in the category “Scientific Staff” using the link “Apply for this position”.

Candidates must furnish proof that they meet the required qualifications by October 27, 2021 at the latest.

For further information on this specific vacancy, please contact Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.  Elisabeth Oswald ( General information about the university as an employer can be found at At the University of Klagenfurt, recruitment and staff matters are accompanied not only by the authority responsible for the recruitment procedure but also by the Equal Opportunities Working Group and, if necessary, by the Representative for Disabled Persons.

The University of Klagenfurt aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore specifically invites qualified women to apply for the position. Where the qualification is equivalent, women will be given preferential consideration.

As part of its human resources policy, the University of Klagenfurt places particular emphasis on anti-discrimination, equal opportunities and diversity.

People with disabilities or chronic diseases, who fulfil the requirements, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Travel and accommodation costs incurred during the application process will not be refunded.

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