Join us in the doctoral school Advanced Biorefineries: Chemistry & Materials (ABC&M)!

We are looking for PhD candidates for the doctoral school Advanced Biorefineries: Chemistry & Materials (ABC&M) at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU). The offered research projects are co-financed by industrial partners and are concerned  with basic research in the field of lignocellulosics.


  • Analysis, modification, and valorization of lignin from different sources

  • Modification and analysis of cellulose for material applications

  • Analysis and utilization of recycled cellulose fibers for spinning applications 

  • Isolation, modification, and analysis of aquatic biomass for packaging


  • Master’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical technology, or a related subject

  • Advanced English speaking and writing skills

  • Being creative, communicative, and a good team player


  • Internationally recognized and one of the world-leading research groups in the field of biorefineries.

  • Contract: 3 years / 30 hours per week, Salary: gross monthly 2200 € (14 times p.a.)

  • Member of the ABC & M Doctoral school and the possibility to visit international conferences and workshops

  • New facilities, international team, & a lot of expertise in related topics to bio-resources

  • Work place: Vienna and Tulln


For more information please contact: 

Univ. Prof. Dr. Antje Potthast: antje.potthast(at)