Informatics, TU Vienna

WWFT Call 2019: Vienna Research Group Leader „Information and Communication Technology – Interdisciplinary Data Science“

Applications are being invited for outstanding early-career scientists (2-8 years post PhD), interested in building up their independent research group in the field of "Information and Communication Technology – Data Science" at the TU Wien.

This group shall strive to improve the understanding of substantial current scientific research questions in the field of data science that lead to applicable solutions in and together with other disciplines with potential medium term economic or social benefits. The ability to bridge disciplines is thus a key evaluation criterion. New interdisciplinary combinations are also encouraged.

The aim of this announcement is to look for and attract exceptional candidates, who, once selected, will then go on to submit an application in tandem together with an experienced scientist at the Faculty of Informatics, TU Wien, for the call for young researchers by the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF).

In the case of a successful funding decision by the WWTF, the research group will be financed for 6 – 8 years, with up to 1.6 million EUR being provided by the WWTF, and an additional contribution from TU Wien itself. The successful candidate will be offered a tenure-track position at the TU Wien.


Applicants should have exceptional promise, or a proven record of research achievement, within the field of Information and Communication Technology – Interdisciplinary Data Science. They should also provide strong evidence of their potential to make a significant contribution to substantial state-of-the-art scientific research questions in this particular research field. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should contact their possible host scientists at the TU Wien. Please find possible host groups below. Applications, including a CV and a short statement of the intended research project, should be sent to the Office of the Dean (email to: not later than 2 May 2019. For further information contact List of research units as possible host: