As Austria's largest research and technology organisation for applied research, we are dedicated to make substantial contributions to solving the major challenges of our time, climate change and digitisation. To achieve our goals, we rely on our specific research, development and technology competencies, which are the basis of our commitment to excellence in all areas. With our open culture of innovation and our motivated, international teams, we are working to position AIT as Austria's leading research institution at the highest international level and to make a positive contribution to the economy and society. 


Our Center for Health & Bioresources is looking for new Ingenious Partner for our location in Tulln (in immediate vicinity to Vienna). In the Center for Health & Bioresources we aim to solve challenges associated with demographic change, resource scarcity and environmental pollution and to develop innovative solutions, that enable early disease detection and support healthy and active aging. 


The key objectives of our 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 your research team, you develop applications for microbiome-based plant improvement and apply your know-how to elaborate new solutions for our customers.
  • With your innovative work you will obtain further understanding on the functioning of plant microbiota and translate knowledge into innovations.
  • You successfully acquire research projects and represent AIT in international networks and cooperate with international research institutions.
  • You build and maintain a network with both industrial and academic partners.
  • You leverage your knowledge and expertise to advance the multidisciplinary research team of technicians, scientists, and research engineers.
  • Your results will enhance your expertise and international recognition within the area while continuously expanding your unit’s internationally visible reputation.

Your qualifications as an Ingenious Partner:

  • PhD in Biology, Microbiology or related field
  • Experience in plant microbiology / microbiome research / application
  • 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 on a full-time basis (38,5 h / week) according to the collective agreement is EUR 57.890,--. 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. 


At AIT diversity and inclusion are of great importance. This is why we strive to inspire women to join our teams in the field of technology. We welcome applications from women, who will be given preference in case of equal qualifications after taking into account all relevant facts and circumstances of all applications. 


Please submit your application documents including your CV, cover letter and certificates online.

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

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Location: Austria, Tulln
Categories: Biology, Engineer, Microbiology, Microbiome, Plant Sciences, project management,


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