Vacant Position

Scientist / Post Doc – Lab-on-a-Foil

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

For our research group Hybrid Electronics and Patterning, located in Weiz/Styria, we are currently seeking a

Scientist / Post Doc – Lab-on-a-Foil

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

We are looking for a scientist with a strong background in molecular biology and experience in micro- and nanostructuring to support our research and development activities on microfluidics-based lab-on-a-foil systems.

In this position, you will be responsible for research and development in the area of Lab-on-a-Foil and your tasks will include development of a foldable multilayer lab-on-a-foil system for chemiluminescence-based detection of proteins or bacteria. This system includes features such as laser-induced on-chip PCR, structure-enhanced signal generation and realization of fluidic stops with hydrophobic structures. You will be involved in the fabrication of the microfluidic structures and the definition of vias by nanoimprinting and laser processing, integration in a 3D multilayer lab-on-a-foil system by folding and lamination as well as the bio-functionalization of the detection areas and development of a laser-based on-chip-PCR.

Minimum requirement is a Master`s degree or doctorate, respectively (chemistry, physics, materials science). 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 English is obligatory.

You are a solution-oriented, reliable person with deep interest and knowledge in scientific work. Furthermore, your personality is characterized by reliability, strong communication skills, accuracy as well as creativity.

What we provide

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. If desired, we offer the opportunity to write a PhD thesis in cooperation with Graz University of Technology or your preferred university.

According to the collective agreement for employees in non-university research for this position the minimum monthly gross salary is € 3,130.- (full-time). Depending on your qualifications and experience, higher remuneration is possible.

We are looking forward to receiving your application, preferably via e-mail.


JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH.
MATERIALS - Institute for Surface Technologies and Photonics
Subject: Scientist / Post Doc – Lab-on-a-Foil
Contact person: Mag.a Barbara Stadlober


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.

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