Postdoc Position Mass Spectrometry

Starting June 2021, apply by May 31st, 2021




We seek to recruit a post doctoral researcher in Mass Spectrometry of Renewable Resources to undertake research as part of the H2020 funded program ‘GRETE: Green Chemicals and Technologies for the wood-to-textile value chain.”
The post doctoral fellow will do research in ambient mass spectrometry (including DESI, Paperspray), and in MS hyphenations, such as UPLC-MS, UPC2-qToF, of different compounds classes including ionic liquids. For equipment at the Institute of Chemistry of Renewable Resource please refer to our web page.

The candidate should have significant hands-on experience of at least one of the following techniques: ambient surface mass spectrometry, mass spectrometry imaging, native mass spectrometry.


Main Tasks:

  • Perform work in the area of mass spectrometry

  • Support and supervise PhDs, master students in the field of mass spectrometry

  • Present results at international conferences and write reports and publications

  • Analyze, interpret and disseminate research findings and results

  • Take an active role in the H2020 research project

  • Contribute to public engagement activities

Person Specification:

  • First degree in chemistry or related subject and a PhD in mass spectrometry or equivalent experience

  • Experience with lignocelluloses welcome, but not necessarily required

  • High level of analytical competence, fluent in English

  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly

  • Confidence in relevant MS and HPLC methods and ability to develop new ones

  • Contribute to broader administration processes

We offer:

  • Contract: 1.5 years full time (40 hours per week), Salary: gross monthly 3.800 € (14 times per year), gross annual salary: 53.000 €, part time possible

  • New facilities, international team

  • Different topics in the field of bio-resources (

  • Work place: Vienna and Tulln

For more information please contact:
Univ. Prof. Dr. Antje Potthast:

Apply now!