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Job Type: Wissenschaftliche Jobausschreibungen

Postdoc position

Organic Chemistry
Dept. Chemistry, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
Closing Date


A postdoctoral position in the field of organic chemistry and oligosaccharide synthesis for 21 months years is available at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU)

The project is funded by an NIH subaward and involves the chemical synthesis of high-mannose glycans combined with fragments of bacterial inner-core lipopolysaccharides. The ligands will be converted into glycoconjugates and utilized in ongoing immunization studies with the group of Ralph Pantophlet (Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada) aiming to induce broadly neutralizing antibodies against the spike protein of HIV-1.



• Applicants should hold a PhD degree in Synthetic Organic Chemistry preferably with a strong background in glycosylation and oligosaccharide chemistry and glycoconjugate preparation.

• Profound experience in synthetic organic chemistry, analytical and purification methods (HPLC, MS, MALDI, NMR), dedication to challenging experimental work, a good command of written and spoken English and adherence to the rules of good scientific practice is required.



• Well-equipped lab facilities and advanced instrumentation

• Scientifically stimulating and supportive lab groups

• The position is for a period of 1.75 years funded by an NIH Subaward and is within the standard salary range for postdoctoral graduates in Austria according to the University Collective Agreement (B1 lit b) and under full coverage of the Austrian social security system. Gross monthly salary (payable 14 times per year) ~€ 4061.


Application procedure:

Applicants are asked to submit their CV, a detailed description of previous academic and scientific activities, a summary of PhD thesis (max 5 pages), and two academic reference letters directly to Prof. Paul Kosma: paul.kosma(at)


Main contact
Name: Paul Kosma
Phone: (+43)14765477355
Fax: (+43)14765477059

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