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PostDoc position

Fatty acid ester synthesis made fit for industry

in Graz / Austria

The Nidetzky-group at acib

We are specialists in carbohydrate-active enzymes and their application in biocatalytic syntheses. Our team of around 30 people is located at Graz Technical University. Within acib we push enzymes towards industrial application together with our industrial partners.

The project

The advertised research project focuses on process intensification for carbohydrate fatty acid ester synthesis. The challenge is to define in a complex reaction system with several influence parameters a set-up that finally leads to high product titers. Literature research in a broad body of relevant studies will form the basis for hands-on process optimization in the lab (up to gram scale of products). Identification of new suitable enzymes, enzyme optimization and optimization of application form (immobilization) will be part of the project.

Your profile

The position offered

You will conduct research at the dynamic interface of applied enzymology and industrial implementation in a vivid academic-industry partnership with an Asian industry partner. The project and position runs until December 2024. You are involved in the acib network of over 200 scientists and industrial partners. If appropriate you get the chance to visit the industrial partner.

That’s what you should know

We offer a minimum yearly gross payment of EUR 56,800 (PostDoc 40 h/week). This corresponds to a monthly net amount of approx. EUR 2,550 (paid 14 times a year).

Find out more about why acib is the right choice for you:

And now it’s your turn! Give us an idea of who you are! 12-2022
Of course, we welcome applicants of all sexes (m/w/x), backgrounds and ages. Please include in your application a motivation letter and a one minute video introducing yourself.

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