ACIB – the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology – is one of the leading research centres in the field of industrial biotechnology. ACIB is dedicated to joint research at the industrial-academic interface. Seven Austrian Universities and more than 50 leading industry partners are working together within the ACIB research programme.
acib GmbH offers in Graz, Austria,
a PhD position on
Biocatalytic access to amides
We are looking for a PhD-candidate for a 4 years funded project within the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology starting at the beginning of 2020 in the group of Prof. Wolfgang Kroutil (located at the University of Graz). The project deals with the investigation of biocatalytic methods to prepare amides.
The ideal candidate will have a background in organic chemistry/molecular biology and good know how about biochemistry/biotechnology.
The applicant should have completed a Master’s degree or Diploma from a recognized University in Chemistry/Biochemistry/Biotechnology or related fields.
The applicant should have research experience in the following areas (the more the better): instrumental analytics (HPLC, GC, NMR, MS etc.), biocatalysis, molecular biology, biochemistry, organic synthesis or related fields.
The applicant should show interest in conducting a research project independently and should enjoy the work in an international, interdisciplinary environment.
You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. Take advantage of the chance to enter into a challenging work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job.
Please submit the application comprising a detailed CV, letter of motivation including relevant skills and experiences as well as the earliest possible starting date, copies of your university degree document, and contact details of 2 referees willing to write confidential letters of recommendations via our application portal application.acib.at (ref.no 07_2019).
Application dbioeadline: 31. October 2019
This job advertisement addresses qualified male and female persons equally. ACIB is not part of any collective agreement under Austrian law. It is intended to offer a minimum yearly gross payment of EUR 30,200 for the PhD-Position advertised.