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Female applicants for REWIRE postdoctoral fellowship

Chemical Biology, Peptide Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacology, Medicinal Chemistry, Neuropeptides
University of Vienna


Female applicants for REWIRE postdoctoral fellowship


A/Prof Markus Muttenthaler is currently looking for ambitious female researchers with strong experience in peptide/organic chemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, and/or chemical biology and a long-term goal of becoming group leaders to apply to REWIRE (highly competitive 36-month long research programme REinforcing Women In REsearch, a Marie Sklodowska Curie actions COFUND project funded by the European Commission, meant to establish a support scheme for excellent postdoctoral female researchers to foster their scientific development, to nurture their expertise and to make a profound impact on their future careers).



1st call opens July 1st 2019, deadline for applications September 30th 2019

2nd call is expected to open on 15th February 2020 and close on 15th April 2020.



The mobility rule states that the applicants cannot have resided or carried out their main activity (work or studies) in Austria for more than 12 months in the last 3 years at the time of the call deadline.


Further information:




Open to new ideas. Since 1365. The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, >150 fields of study, ~9,500 members of staff, >90,000 students) is a research university with high international visibility and a wide range of degree programs. The University of Vienna is committed to fundamental and applied research, research-led teaching, career development for young researchers and to a dialogue with economy and society. Appointments of high quality researchers is an important strategy of the University of Vienna to contribute to the education of future generations and to the society’s ability to innovate.


Organisational Environment

The Faculty of Chemistry with its young and diverse faculty offers a highly attractive environment for young researchers from around the world starting at the level of PhD students and postdocs towards junior group leaders that establish their own research field here. It is one of the largest postgraduate training centres in Austria and this highly intellectual and well-equipped environment is complemented by strong career development programs of the University of Vienna and other research organisations in Vienna.

The successful fellow will be part of Neuropeptide Research Group at the Institute of Biological Chemistry. The Institute of Biological Chemistry is a centre for peptide and protein chemistry established in 2011. It is part of the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Vienna with a strong link to the Medical University of Vienna (Centre for Physiology and Pharmacology), the Max F. Perutz Laboratories with their focus on Molecular and Structural Biology, and the Department of Food Chemistry and Toxicology. Together these institutions form an outstanding environment for research at the interface of synthetic chemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology and medicine.


The Neuropeptide Research Lab

Neuropeptides are key mediators in many biological functions and understanding of their interaction with target proteins is fundamental to unravel the underlying mechanism of diseases. Over the years, an increasing number of bioactive peptides from animals, plants, and bacteria have been characterised, with the overwhelming realisation that these molecules often show better therapeutic performance than their human counterparts, particularly in terms of in vivo stability. Our main research efforts situated in this area of Chemical Biology focus on the exploration and translation of these vast and untapped natural libraries towards the development of useful research tools and therapeutics. Solid phase peptide synthesis, the main tool to access these compounds, is a powerful technology for the assembly and chemical modification of these highly chiral and structurally complex peptides. We then use these ligands to develop advanced molecular probes and therapeutic leads to address important questions of unmet medical need. The oxytocin and vasopressin system in health and disease, the role of the trefoil factor peptides in gastrointestinal disorder, the study of neuropeptide involvement in long-term memory formation and the mining of animal venom for drug discovery are current topics investigated by our group.


Interested applicants are invited to send a succinct cover letter summarising their research interests or proposal outline, as well as and their CV to markus.muttenthaler(at)univie.ac.at to discuss further details.


Name: Markus Muttenthaler

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