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University Assistant postdoctoral


52 Faculty of Chemistry

Job vacancy starting: 05/01/2024 | Working hours: 40,00 | Classification CBA: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)

Limited contract until: 04/30/2027

Job ID: 2290


Open Post-doctoral Position (m/f/x) in the field of synthetic organic chemistry in the Bonifazi Group, University of Vienna. The Organic Chemistry Group of Prof. Bonifazi in the Faculty of Chemistry is currently seeking candidates for a Post-doctoral candidate with strong research experience in synthetic organic chemistry.


Your personal sphere of play:

The position is at the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry. You will be working in the field of organic synthesis of p-conjugated molecules and will work in close collaboration with the recently FWF-funded cluster of excellence MECS. The position is limited to 4 years and should be filled as soon as possible.


Your future tasks:

The candidate will actively participate in the following research activities:

• Organic synthesis of chromophore p-conjugated molecules for applications in light-harvesting systems;

• Development of new synthetic methodologies to form C-C bonds;

• Development of organic carbon-based porous molecular materials for solar-fuel productions.


This is part of your personality:

• English - A PhD degree in Chemistry with specialization in organic chemistry;

• Strong experience in Organic Synthesis of p-conjugated molecules, multistep organic synthesis and characterization (steady state UV-vis absorption and emission & electrochemistry).

• Specific experience in the synthesis and separation of graphenoid systems (e.g., nanoribbons or similar structures) will be considered as an added value.


What we offer:

Inspiring working atmosphere: You are a part of an international academic team in a healthy and fair working environment.

Good public transport connections: Your workplace in the center of beautiful Vienna is easily accessible by public transport.

Internal further training & Coaching: Opportunity to deepen your skills on an ongoing basis. There are over 600 courses to choose from – free of charge.

Fixed-term contract and fair salary: The basic salary of EUR 4.752,30 (14 times a year) for a period of 3 years / 36 months increases if we can credit professional experience.

Equal opportunities for everyone: We look forward to diverse personalities in the team!


It is that easy to apply:

• With your scientific curriculum vitae / letter of intent

• With your list of publications

• With your summary of research interests (max. 1 p.)

• Doctoral Degree

• Contact details of persons who could provide referece letters

• Via our job portal/ Apply now - button


If you have any content questions, please contact:

Davide Bonifazi



The University of Vienna has an anti-discriminatory employment policy and attaches great importance to equal opportunities, the advancement of women and diversity. We lay special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions among the academic and general university staff and therefore expressly encourage qualified women to apply. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates.

Application deadline: 04/24/2024

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