Open position at the Equine Internal Section, Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria

The Veterinary University of Vienna, Austria, is advertising for an equine internal medicine specialist or board-eligible final year resident.

The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna is active in teaching and research and provides services in connection with ensuring animal health in Austria. These tasks represent our contribution to maintaining the health of humans and their animal companions as well as to producing healthy food. The University is situated in the Austrian capital, Vienna, which tops the Mercer's quality of living ranking for the 10th year in a row.

Our equine teaching hospital offers advanced diagnostic techniques and cutting-edge treatments in a state-of-the-art facility. Our expert clinical staff provides a complete range of services in internal medicine and surgery, from routine diagnostic interventions to specialised diagnostics and emergency and critical care services. Our dedicated team of board-certified specialists, residents, staff veterinarians, interns and veterinary technicians is dedicated to deliver the highest possible standard of compassionate veterinary care and an excellent service to our clients and referring veterinarians.

The successful candidate will participate in the clinical activities of the Equine Internal Medicine section (in-house service only; including emergency and critical care) and contribute to the clinical training and didactic teaching of undergraduate- and postgraduate students, interns and residents, as well as be engaged in continuing education activities. Emergency work after hours, on holidays, and on weekends is part of the basic duties and will be shared with other senior clinicians.

The appointed candidate will represent the Equine Internal Medicine section through interactions with clients, referring veterinarians, other faculty members and clinicians, colleagues from preclinical and paraclinical institutes, students, external research groups, visitors, and representatives of biomedical companies.

The extent of research activities will depend on the level of employment (50-80%). At higher levels of employment, the appointed candidate will be expected to actively conduct research. The clinical duties will have to be fulfilled on a weekly basis, independent of the employment level.  The salary will be determined according to the Vetmeduni Vienna guidelines and will be commensurate with the applicant's experience and qualifications. The final submission date for applications is November 19, 2020. Employment will commence on 1 February, 2021, or according to specific arrangements.

Foreign applicants are welcome to apply, but German language skills on a level of basic day to day conversations are required for the post.

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