PhD position Model-based prediction of bionanoparticle separation by continuous ultracentrifugation and convective chromatography

in Vienna, Austria for 40 hours a week

That’s the project

CAARE is a European Doctoral Networks project and deals with the characterization and recovery of bionanoparticles for vaccine delivery and gene therapy. Overall, 14 Doctoral Candidates will be trained at seven institutions in five European countries and will be supported by a network of industrial and academic partners.
At acib you will deal with the prediction of a separation process for bionanoparticles using Brownian dynamics and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). You will develop models to predict the operation parameters of a continuous flow ultracentrifuge and of convective chromatography, both for separation of AAV gene-therapy vectors and VLPs. Further, you will validate the computer simulations by experimental results.

That could be your future

You are working in an enjoyable work climate, have numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. You are part of a challenging and helpful work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job. You expand your expertise and bridge your science to industry. We offer you fully flexible working hours and a package of voluntary social benefits (e.g. meal vouchers or tickets for public transport) are also part of our modern corporate culture. And not to forget: You make your research visible and broaden your network!

That’s important to us

In the best way you have completed a Master’s degree or Diploma for a recognized University in (Bio)Chemical Engineering or Biotechnology or related fields. Research experiences in the following areas would be fine:
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Chromatography
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Downstream processing
Important: The Mobility Rule for European Doctoral Networks applies: researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Austria for more than twelve months in the three years immediately before the start of employment.

That’s what you should know

  • The minimum annual gross salary is EUR 32.856,32.
  • This corresponds to a monthly net amount of EUR 1.774,93 (paid 14 times a year).
  • In addition, a Mobility Allowance of EUR 600,00 net per month is due.
  • Start: 1st of January 2025

And now it’s your turn! Give us an idea of who you are.

Apply here:, Application deadline: 31st of July 2024
We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, taking into account the requirements of the role. It is particularly important to us that our job offers appeal to all people, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, origin, age, nationality or religion.
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