Standort: Tulln AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Art: Vollzeit
Firma: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Eingetragen am: 2019-06-28

We are Austria’s largest Research and Technology Organisation and an international player in the research areas that we cover. This makes us a leading development partner for industry and a top employer in the scientific community. Our Center for Health & Bioresources is seeking to hire a new Ingenious Partner for our location in Tulln (in immediate vicinity of Vienna):

Scientist (m/f) Plant Microbiome Research & Applications


  • The key objectives of the Unit Bioresources are to explore biological plant and microbial resources to better cope with current challenges of crop production. In the field of plant microbiomes, we address plant-associated microbiota, explore their functions and develop innovative application technologies.
  • You will work in an innovative research team to better understand and apply plant microbiomes. By translating fundamental knowledge in innovative solutions, you will contribute to overcome major challenges in crop production.


  • Together with the team you elaborate novel understanding on the role of plant microbiota and elaborate approaches for microbiome-based plant improvement.
  • You coordinate and are involved national and international research projects as well as in customer-oriented research and contribute to our international position and visibility.


  • With your innovative work you will obtain further understanding on the functioning of plant microbiota and translate knowledge into innovations.
  • You will successfully acquire research projects and represent AIT in research networks and cooperate with international research institutions.
  • Your publications in high ranking journals and presentations at international conferences contribute to our international reputation

Your qualifications as an Ingenious Partner (m/f):

  • PhD in biology, microbiology or related field
  • Experience in plant microbiology / microbiome research
  • Experience in acquisition of third-party funding and project management. Experience with contract research is an advantage.
  • Solution-oriented expertise, communication skills, high commitment and motivation.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, basic skills in German

What to expect:
The minimum gross annual salary according to the collective agreement is EUR 46.186,--. 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 your complete application consisting of CV, motivational letter and certificates online, via:

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