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Postdoctoral Research and teaching Associate - wood adhesive bonding

Wood science, wood technology, material science, material chemistry
BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Tulln


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The Department of Material Sciences and Process Engineering, Institute of Wood Technology and Renewable Materials is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate.


Extent of employment: 40 hours per week


Duration of employment: 1st of August 2023, limited to 31st of July 2029


Workplace: 3430 Tulln a.d. Donau


Gross monthly salary and pay grade in terms of collective agreement for university staff (payable 14 times per year): B1, € 4.351,90



- Acquisition, execution and management of competitively funded basic and application-oriented research projects in the area of "wood adhesive bonding" as well as participation in the same

- Project reporting and scientific publishing in the context of relevant research projects

- Teaching in the field of wood technology and wood physics

- Supervision of bachelor theses as well as co-supervision of master theses and dissertations

- Support service for analytical equipment (eg. nanoindentation)

- Participation in university organization and public relation activities


Required skills and qualifications:

- Doctorate degree/PhD in the field of wood technology, wood science, polymer chemistry or science, (technical) chemistry or related relevant fields

- Language skills: German and English, both C1/C2

- Well-founded experience in the area of wood-adhesives, bonding of wood or other renewable raw materials

- Documented experience in publishing research results (e.g. publications in peer-reviewed journals, at scientific conferences, etc.)

- Basic experience in acquiring research funding

- Ability to work independently and reliable


Desired skills and qualifications:

- Very good ability to integrate into a team and to learn quickly

- Experience in applying for funding and executing research projects

- Outstanding methodological competence in one or more of the following areas relevant for wood bonding: synthesis; polymer chemistry; polymer physics; chemistry of renewable materials; mechanical testing; manufacture and testing of adhesives, wood bonds and wood-based materials; VOC emission; rheology, thermal analysis,...


University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna seeks to increase the number of its female faculty and staff members. Therefore qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualification, female candidates will be given preference unless reasons specific to an individual male candidate tilt the balance in his favour.


People with disabilities and appropriate qualifications are specifically encouraged to apply.


Please send your job application incl.

- motivation letter

- CV


to Personnel Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Peter-Jordan-Straße 70, 1190 Vienna; E-Mail: kerstin.buchmueller(at)boku.ac.at. (Reference code: 95)


We regret that we cannot reimburse applicants travel and lodging expenses incurred as part of the selection and hiring process.




Name: Johannes Konnerth

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