Postgraduate Research Associate (30 h/week)

Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
Closing Date
WorkplaceWien, Wien, Austria

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna - responsibility for Humans . We work for the sustainable use and protection of natural resources.
The Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Bioprocess Science and Engineering is currently seeking a

Postgraduate Research Associate
(Reference code:
228) Extent of employment:
30 hours per week Duration of employment:
1st of March 2024, limited to 28th of February 2027 Workplace:
1190 Vienna, Muthgasse 18 Gross monthly salary and pay grade in terms of collective agreement for university staff (payable 14 .458,00

Perform PhD thesis is desired at BOKU, participate in the lectures, events, workshops and retreats Carry out research project "Understanding protein-body formation and purification" (see ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">­application.html for a detailed project description) Investigation of physio-chemical PB properties and factors causing PB heterogeneity Use of the high-throughout method ’plant cell packs’ to express zeins and trigger PB formation Perform a coarse characterization of PB variability including methods like microscopic analysis, dynamic light scattering and protein-chemical analysis as well as the us of microfluidic devices that facilitate time-resolved microscopic observation of single cells in the course of PB formation Design, test and optimize purification strategies for PBs based on the results of the characterization of PBs (potential methods are PB concentration by membrane technologies, PB capture using fiber-based chromatography, polishing using core-shell resins, aqueous two- phase separation, depth filters with large pores (?20µm) or fractionated precipitation) Assess the impact of purification processes on PB properties

Required skills and qualifications
Diploma degree in Biotechnology, Chemistry or other equivalent university degree Language skills:
English, German

Desirable skills and qualifications
Practical experience in one or more of the above mentioned characterization and purification methods desired Confidence in communicating and presenting scientific work to colleagues, at conferences and to public An organized approach with strong attention to detail and good communication skills in German and/or English with ability to work well in teams Experience in writing scientific publications Practical experience with plant cell expression systems of advantage Practical experience in working with protein bodies of advantage Interest in working on an interdisciplinary topic Applications can be submitted until:
8th of December 2023

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna seeks to increase the number of its female . Therefore qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualification, female candidates will be given preference unless reasons specific to an individual male . People with disabilities and appropriate qualifications are specifically encouraged to apply. Please send your job application incl. BioToP applications form (download from ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">­application.html) Copies of degree certificates Copy of your passport to Personnel Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Peter-Jordan-Straße 70,

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In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2777539.