Scientist – Surface Biofunctionalisation

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JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH is a business oriented leader of innovation and technology providers. It is linked to a worldwide network and has been providing leading research according to the highest international standard since the 1960s. With focusing on applied research and technology development, the INNOVATION COMPANY plays a key role in transferring technology and know-how in Styria.

Our MATERIALS institute focuses primarily on micro- und nanotechnology, surface functionalization, materials science, sensors und laser-production technologies.

For our research group Sensors and Functional Printing, located in Weiz/Styria, we are currently seeking a

Scientist - Surface Biofunctionalisation

on a full-time basis for a period of three years. An extension of the contract after this period is possible.

In this position, you will be part of a multidisciplinary team, which pioneers a platform for manufacturing of microfluidic biosensors on polymer foil carriers - so called Lab-on-a-Foil systems. You will develop immobilization strategies of biomolecules on sensor-surfaces (nucleic acids, proteins, aptamers and other capture molecules) together with corresponding anti-adsorptive coatings. Your work will also comprise development of test assays (hybridization assays, enzyme linked immunosorbent assays a.o.) and the establishment of a biofunctionalisation tool-box.

You are preferably experienced in surface chemistry for molecular bioanalytics or biosensorics, and ideally in the field of microfluidics. A doctorate degree is preferable for supervision of master and PhD students. Additional experience with biofunctionalisation by microarray spotting is advantageous. Preferably, you have relevant professional experience in the industry or research sector as well as work experience in national and international research projects. Excellent spoken and written command of German or English is obligatory.

You are a solution-oriented, reliable team-player with deep interest in and knowledge of scientific methods. Furthermore, your personality is characterised by reliability, strong communication skills, accuracy as well as creativity.

We provide a specific internal training and education programme for your professional and personal career development. An attractive, team-oriented working environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure and flexible working time complete this attractive job offer.

According to the collective agreement for employees in non-university research for this position the minimum monthly gross salary is EUR 3,304.- (full-time). Depending on your qualifications and experience, higher remuneration is possible.

We are looking forward to receiving your application and ask you to send relevant documents (certificates, curriculum vitae….) - only in electronic form - to the following address:

JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH.
MATERIALS - Institute for Surface Technologies and Photonics
E-Mail: PEMBewerbungen@joanneum.at
Subject: Scientist - Surface Biofunctionalisation
Contact person for content related issues: Dr. Jan Hesse, jan.hesse@joanneum.at

We would like to point out that any expenses incurred in connection with your application - such as travel expenses, daily allowances or overnight stays - will not be reimbursed.