PhD position in the area of sustainable production (green chemistry)

in Graz, Austria for 30 hours a week

That’s the project

The utilization of enzymes as powerful catalysts for a sustainable and atom-efficient production of relevant targets has become an attractive alternative to traditional chemistry. Since the robustness of enzymes plays a pivotal role for industrial, large-scale applications, this project aims to provide a deeper insight and understanding on crucial properties of enzymes in particular concerning enzyme stability in the presence of solvents and other organic compounds and its challenges and ideally how to address them. The candidate will employ wet lab techniques to identify basic aspects of enzyme (de)stabilization, ideally identify its origin in order to be able to design more robust biocatalysts. Establishing general rules to predict the influence of e.g. organic co-solvents etc. on enzyme (de)stabilization would be an ultimate goal.

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 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 Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Chemistry or related fields. Research experiences in the following areas would be fine:

    • Biocatalysis
    • Biochemistry
    • Structural biology
    • Enzymology
    • Molecular biology
    • Instrumental analytics (HPLC, GC, NMR, MS etc.)
    • Bioinformatics

You should enjoy the work in an international interdisciplinary environment.

That’s what you should know

  • The annual gross salary is EUR 37,500.
  • This corresponds to a monthly net amount of EUR 1,970 (paid 14 times a year).
  • Start: earliest 15th of July 2024, latest 1st of October 2024

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

Apply here:, Application deadline: 15th of June 2024
Of course, we welcome applicants of all sexes (f/m/x), backgrounds and ages.
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