About us

We are a group of passionate and friendly scientists trying to find new ways of making the chemicals and fuels all of us need every day. Our approach is to use microbes and turn gaseous (waste) streams like CO2, CO, and H2 into valuable products.
This position will be part of the Sustainable Bioprocess Solutions team of Dr. Stefan Pflügl at TU Wien (Vienna city center, Gumpendorfer Straße 1a).

Your tasks

  • Support and supervise junior coworkers in finding their way around the lab and make sure things are running the way they should
  • Supervise, organize and document cell and sample freezers
  • Prepare media, refill/order supplies and reagents
  • Enforce lab safety rules
  • Perform and analyze small scale experiments (cloning and/or cultivations)

Your profile

  • Technical education (e.g., Rosensteingasse) or BSc in biotechnology, biochemistry or related field (MSc is also fine –however, bear in mind that this is not a research position)
  • Good organizational skills and a reliable work style

Experience and know-how in any of the areas would be a plus but are not a prerequisite

  • Working in a biotechnology lab
  • Cloning and genetic engineering skills
  • Experience with HPLC and GC
  • Cultivation of microorganisms (and handling of fermenters)

Additionally, you should enjoy working in an international and interdisciplinary environment.

Other (important) things to know

  • Salary: commensurate to education and experience, at least €2,147.30/m (14x/year) before tax
  • Start: position is available immediately (applications will be accepted until position is filled)
  • Duration: position is initially fixed for 2 years (with the possibility of extension) as part of an ongoing collaboration project with an industrial partner
  • Applications: German or English, including a cover letter and CV and should be sent together with other relevant documents (such as Zeugnisse/diplomas, references, etc.) in one pdf file

Contact information:

Dr. Stefan Pflügl stefan.pflügl@tuwien.ac.at

We are looking forward to your application!