Standort: Tulln
Art: Vollzeit
Firma: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Eingetragen am: 2019-01-30

Scientist (m/f) in Improving Plant Vigor

  • You will work in an international research team to better understand the molecular mechanisms underlying stress tolerance and to explore such approaches for innovative crop improvement strategies.
  • You will evaluate the significance and robustness of metabolic enzyme activities for plant resilience under different environmental conditions.
  • You will transfer fundamental knowledge on stress responses and tolerance from model plants to crops.


  • You will apply a combination of genetic, biochemical and physiological methods to investigate signal transduction and metabolic adjustments in response to environmental stress.
  • You will develop enzyme-based approaches for improving plant resilience and seed characteristics under fluctuating environmental conditions.
  • You will work together with partners from both academia and industry including international collaborations.


  • With your innovative work you will contribute to gain new insights into plant stress tolerance mechanisms and bring them into application.
  • As experienced researcher you will co-supervise and support undergraduate and doctoral students.
  • You will write project proposals in collaboration with academic and industrial partners and your results will play a key role in ongoing and future (contract) research projects.


Your qualifications as an Ingenious Partner:

  • A PhD degree in biochemistry, molecular biology or a related discipline.
  • A profound theoretical and practical knowledge in protein biochemistry and plant physiology.  Solution-oriented expertise, communication skills, high commitment and motivation.
  • Experience in acquisition of third-party funding and project management.
  • Experience with contract research is an advantage.

What to expect:
The minimum gross annual salary according to the collective agreement is EUR 44.786,-. 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.

Please submit a complete application in one PDF-File, consisting of: Motivational letter, CV and contact details of 2 to 3 references

For further information please contact:
Dr. Claudia Jonak,

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