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University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Organic Chemistry

Organic chemistry
Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University Vienna
Closing Date


The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.10.2020 of a


University Assistant (prae doc)

at the Department of Organic Chemistry


Reference number: 11304


The Organic Synthesis Group of Prof. Bonifazi in the Faculty of Chemistry is currently seeking a PhD student with research experience in supramolecular chemistry with biological applications.


Duration of employment: 4 year/s


Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week

Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.


Job Description:

Studies on supramolecular chemistry with biological applications, with emphasis on new approaches for the design of 2D and 3D cellular assemblies based on yeast - Schizosaccharomyces Pombe and using an external stimuli (light) being able to regulate given biological functions. Supervision of students. We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.


Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement.


Participation in research projects led by the Group


Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations


Supervision of students



A master in Chemistry with speciality in Medicinal Chemistry and profound knowledge and practical experience in the field of synthetic organic chemistry. Ability to work independently. Excellent command of written and spoken English.


Experience in the field of organic multistep synthesis of natural products including stereoselective synthetic methodologies. Documented experience with metal-catalyzed reactions (olefination metathesis and related reactions) will be a considered an added value. Application documents: - Letter of motivation including research interests - Academic curriculum vitae - List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available) - Degree certificates and IELTS certificate (minimum 6.5) at the start of the employment.


Research fields:

Main research field

Special research fields Importance


Organic chemistry MUST



Educational institution

Educational level Special subject Importance


Chemistry Organic chemistry MUST




Language level Importance


Excellent knowledge MUST



Type of computer skills

Specified computer skills Importance

Basic Knowledge

Others MUST


Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 06.10.2020, mentioning reference number 11304.


For further information please contact Roitner, Barbara +43-1-4277-52148.


The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.


Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna

Reference number: 11304

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