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Research Assistant (Universitätsassistent)

Graz University of Technology


Full-time position of a Research Assistant (Universitätsassistent)

at the Institute of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, Graz University of Technology, Austria



The position of a Research Assistant (Universitätsassistent) is available (maternity leave replacement) at the Institute of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering at Graz University of Technology. The Institute is a leading Austrian university institution for basic and applied research at the interface of biological sciences and process engineering. The field of the offered position (Applied Enzymology and Enzyme Technology) is one of the main focus areas of the Institute in research and teaching. The position is available in the research team of Prof. Bernd Nidetzky and will cover mechanistic and applied studies of carbohydrate-active enzymes. The research will be performed as a collaborative effort with strong links to major research initiatives in Graz in the fields of molecular enzymology, industrial biotechnology and pharmaceutical engineering. The position will also involve teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level in laboratory and lecture courses of general biotechnology and enzyme technology. The position is seen as opportunity for academic career development.



A PhD in chemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, biochemical engineering or a related field is required. Experience at the postdoctoral level is an advantage. Candidates must have their prior research documented in scientific publication(s). A solid background in basic and applied aspects of (bio)chemistry is needed. Expertise/knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques in applied enzymology and biocatalysis is important. Experience in processing images obtained from high resolution imaging techniques and computational modeling in life sciences is an advantage. The candidate should have interest and ideally also experience in supervising students and translating results of basic research into technological applications.

Candidates must have excellent skills in spoken and written English, and interpersonal skills conductive to team work and group research efforts.


Start of contract: April 2018, as maternity leave replacement


How to apply:

To apply, send a .pdf file containing:

  • Cover letter

  • detailed CV and short scientific outline

  • contact details of three academic referees


by email (Ref. No. 6510/18/003) to the Dean of Faculty, Prof. Dr. Frank Uhlig, under the address: jobs.tcvb(at)tugraz.at. Application deadline: February 28. 2018


Name: Dean of Faculty, Prof. Dr. Frank Uhlig

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