AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Junior Scientist (m/f/d) for Protein Engineering (PostDoc) (Limited contract for 2 years, possibility of prolongation)

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  • In order to optimally protect the population, we are working in several national, European and industrial research projects on diagnostic solutions aiming to identify human pathogens and antibiotic resistance.
  • In the new H2020 project MARILIA, we aim to develop a new technology for the sensitive detection of human pathogens in water samples.


  • As part of our interdisciplinary team, you will develop, express, and purify recombinant proteins that can specifically bind to pathogenic bacteria.
  • You will be responsible to experimentally evaluate species-specific bacteria-binding proteins.
  • You will develop recombinant split enzymes as reporter proteins.
  • You will create DNA-tagged proteins.
  • Within the research project you will work/interact with different experts in the fields of DNA nanotechnology, biotechnology, chemistry, computer science and biophysics.


  • The goal of the project is to evaluate the performance of the novel pathogen detection assay.
  • The assay you co-developed is tested in a real scenario.
  • If the assay validation is successful, a start-up is planned to further exploit the results.

Your qualification as an Ingenious Partner:

  • PhD in molecular biology, biotechnology or similar fields
  • Knowledge in protein engineering and purification
  • Assay development
  • Analytical thinking
  • Excellent writing skills (publications)

What to expect: 
minimum gross annual salary according to the collective agreement is EUR 44.478,-- (for 38,5 h/week). The actual salary will be determined individually, based on your qualifications and experience. In addition, we offer company benefits, flexible working conditions, individual training and career opportunities. 
At AIT, the promotion of women is important to us - that's why we are especially looking forward to hearing from female applicants! 

Please submit your application documents including your CV, motivational letter and certificates online. 
For further information please contact: 
Dr. Ivan Barišić, ivan.barisic(at)ait.ac.at

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Junior Scientist (m/f/d) for Protein Engineering (PostDoc) (Limited contract for 2 years, possibility of prolongation)
Giefinggasse 4 Vienna, Austria
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