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PhD Position in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), Department of Chemistry, Institute of Organic Chemistry
Closing Date


A PhD position in the field of Organic Chemistry and synthetic Glycochemistry for 3 years is available at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU):

The work package focuses on the chemical synthesis of novel biologically active carbohydrates and glycoconjugates, chemical glycosylation and chemical synthesis of oligosaccharides, glycosyl phosphates and glycolipids. The project has a strong biological background and is conducted in tight cooperation with multiple collaboration partners in the field of immunology, molecular and structural biology.


• Applicants should hold a Master degree (or equivalent) in Organic Chemistry (Bioorganic chemistry) entitling to embark on doctoral studies. A background in the chemical synthesis of carbohydrates/oligonucleotides/peptides or natural product synthesis is advantageous.


• Strong interest in synthetic organic chemistry, good background in common analytical and purification methods (HPLC, FPLC, NMR), dedication to experimental work and a good command of written and spoken English is required.



• working in a well-equipped, innovative and scientifically stimulating surrounding

• demanding, multi-faceted, creative job within an international team

• The PhD position is funded by FWF (Austrian Science Fund). The fellowship is available for 3 years and is within the standard FWF salary range for graduates under full coverage of the Austrian social security system. Salary and additional benefits are according to FWF standards ( and the University Collective Contract.


Application procedure:

Applicants are asked to submit their CV, detailed description of their previous academic and scientific activities, a summary of master thesis (max 5 pages), a photo, and the names and contact addresses (e-mail) of two academic referees directly to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alla Zamyatina: alla.zamyatina(at)


Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.


Main contact
Name: Alla Zamyatina

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