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Here at the University of Graz, researchers and students are working on a wide range of solutions for the world of tomorrow. Our scientists develop strategies to respond to the current challenges of our society. The University of Graz is performance-oriented, promotes career paths and offers a multiple award-winning setting for social diversity in a modern working environment – true to the motto: We work for tomorrow. Come on board!

Within the Field of Excellence "Climate Change Graz" and the Faculty’s research core area "Sustainable Chemistry and Catalysis", the Institute of Chemistry of the University of Graz is working on new methods for the analytical determination of chemical and biologically active substances. The Institute focuses on catalytic processes, particularly by using metal- and biocatalysts, the use of renewable resources as starting materials and the application of continuous processes. In addition, processes at interfaces are investigated experimentally and theoretically.

The Institute of Chemistry at the Faculty of Natural Sciences is seeking to appoint a

Professor (f/m) of Analytical Chemistry/Environmental Analysis pursuant to §

98 of the University Act UG

(40 hours per week; permanent employment according to the Austrian Law on Salaried Employment (AngG); expected starting date March 1st 2020 )

The research core area is expected to be in the field of quantitative instrumental analytical chemistry, taking into account the existing research areas molecular mass spectrometry or electroanalysis. The research should fit within the Field of Excellence "Climate Change Graz" and the Faculty’s research core area "Sustainable Chemistry and Catalysis". Special emphasis is placed on the collaboration within NAWI Graz, the cooperation project between the University of Graz and Graz University of Technology. The position includes teaching in all fields of Analytical Chemistry.

Requirements for employment

  • Completion of an appropriate university degree at a university in Austria or abroad
  • Habilitation or equivalent qualification in the research area to be filled
  • Excellent scientific qualification in research and teaching for the relevant subject (relative to academic age)
  • International experience as a post-doc researcher of at least one year
  • Successful project acquisition in the research field
  • Management and leadership experience
  • Gender mainstreaming competence

The candidate is expected to demonstrate his/her educational and didactic skills. As part of the evaluation a Teaching Skills Assessment will be carried out, for which a detailed teaching concept must be enclosed with the application.


Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective Agreement): A1

Minimum salary

The minimum salary according to the classification scheme of the collective agreement is EUR 5.005,10 gross per month (14 monthly salaries). Salary subject to negotiation.

Application deadline: March 13th 2019
Reference number: BV/4/98 ex 2016/17

The University of Graz is striving to increase the number of women, particularly in executive positions, and thus explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. In case of equal qualifications, women will receive priority consideration.

If you are interested, please submit your application documents in accordance with the general application guidelines (which can be found at before the deadline. Your application documents should include the reference number of the position and be sent by email to:


Published: 08.02.2019

Postdoctoral Position at ETH Zurich, FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry

We seek to fill a postdoctoral position in our research group. The topic of the research project is the spectroscopic investigation of trapped fluorescent ions in the gas phase, and the investigation of structural and functional aspects of trapped biomolecular ions. For this purpose, a new data system will be developed for an existing set-up that permits combined FTICR – optical spectroscopy experiments.

Prerequisites: Ph.D. degree in chemistry, physics or related area, a strong background in analytical or physical chemistry and instrumentation, hands-on experience with FT-ICR mass spectrometry. Further information: see Starting date: upon mutual agreement; the position is available immediately

Applications with CV, publication list and 2 letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Prof. Renato Zenobi, by March 15, 2019.

Published: 04.02.2019

Director for Applications

Spectroswiss hardware and software technologies help Fourier transform mass spectrometry (FTMS) end‐users to advance the most challenging applications in life and environmental sciences.

To support Spectroswiss business growth, we are looking for a highly motivated and energetic professional to lead our applications and customer support activities.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Developing and managing the CRO service activities of Spectroswiss in the fields of FTMS‐ based antibody structure analysis (BioPharma) and FTMS imaging. Acquiring new contacts and contracts, following up on existing ones. Organizing and controlling the Orbitrap FTMS measurements process. Performing the data analysis and writing the reports.
  2. Conducting FTMS data processing and analysis for potential customers and collaborators. Focus on petroleomics, imaging, top/middle‐down, lipidomics, and quantitative proteomics.
  3. Software product development support. Testing new releases, providing demo and training for Spectroswiss customers and partners, both on‐line and on‐site (travel envisioned).
  4. Marketing support. Updating databases of FTMS instruments in the field and potential leads. Maintaining information about the provided services on the website and in the promotional brochures. Promoting Spectroswiss technology and publishing educational and marketing materials on FTMS in the social media (specifically on LinkedIN) and on Spectroswiss website.
  5. Business development support. Providing assistance in organizing Spectroswiss participation at the FTMS exhibitions and conferences. Participating in writing papers with the users on the use of Spectroswiss technologies. Participating in writing and managing grants: EU Horizon 2020 program (SME instrument, FET Open, ERC); Eurostars Eureka; Innosuisse, etc.

Spectroswiss is a spin‐out from EPFL with the offices located at the EPFL Innovation Park in Lausanne, Switzerland:

Candidates should have a PhD degree in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics, or a related field. Practical experience of working with Orbitrap or ICR FTMS instruments is a plus.

You are welcome to submit your CV, a Cover Letter, and the names of up to three references, to Dr. Yury Tsybin, info(at)spectroswiss(dot)ch. Feel free to ask any questions you may have!

Published: 29.01.2019

Das Amt für Verbraucherschutz und Veterinärwesen AVSV besteht aus dem Veterinärdienst, dem Lebensmittelinspektorat und dem Kantonalen Labor. Unsere Aufgabe ist es für sichere Lebensmittel und Gebrauchsgegenstände, eine nachhaltige Trink- und Badewasserkontrolle, für die Chemikaliensicherheit, den korrekten Umgang mit Tierarzneimitteln, eine gute Tiergesundheit und einen wirksamen Tierschutz zu sorgen.

Die Hauptaufgabe des Kantonalen Labors im AVSV besteht darin, Trinkwasser, Lebensmittel und Gebrauchsgegenstände hinsichtlich mikrobiologischer, chemischer und sensorischer Qualität zu untersuchen.

Für die Abteilung Chemie suchen wir per 1. Juni 2019 oder nach Vereinbarung eine/n

Chemielaborantin / Chemielaboranten (100 %)

Ihre Aufgaben

  • Instrumentalanalytische Untersuchungen von Gebrauchsgegenständen und Lebensmitteln, vorwiegend mittels Gaschromatographie und Massenspektrometrie
  • Fachgerechte Durchführung und Protokollierung von Analysen nach Prüfvorschriften
  • Validierung von analytischen Methoden und Qualifizierung von Messgeräten gemäss ISO 17025
  • Praktische Mitarbeit bei Methodenentwicklungen
  • Gegebenenfalls, mithilfe beim Support des Labormanagementsystems (LIMS) und Unterstützung der Benutzer

Ihr Profil

  • Abgeschlossene Berufslehre als Chemie-Laborant/in analytischer Richtung
  • Berufserfahrungen im analytischen Bereich, vorzugsweise mit GC und HPLC
  • Analytische Erfahrung im Bereich Gebrauchsgegenstände und Lebensmittel sind von Vorteil
  • Offenheit und Interesse an neuen Untersuchungsmethoden
  • Vertrautheit mit der Arbeit innerhalb eines Qualitätssicherungssystems
  • Selbständigkeit und Flexibilität
  • Freude an der Arbeit im Team und die Bereitschaft Arbeit für das Team zu erledigen
  • Gute Ausdrucksweise der deutschen Sprache in Wort und Schrift
  • Gute EDV-Kenntnisse

Wir bieten

  • Ein zeitgemässes Arbeitszeitmodell und gute Sozialleistungen
  • Ein modern eingerichtetes analytisches Labor
  • Eine gründliche Einarbeitung
  • Adäquate Weiterbildung
  • Mitarbeit in einem motivierten und gut ausgebildeten Team

Haben wir Ihr Interesse geweckt? Wir freuen uns auf Ihre vollständige Online-Bewerbung mit Foto. Weitere Auskünfte oder Fragen beantwortet Ihnen gerne die Gruppenleiterin Gebrauchsgegenstände, Dr. Nadine Bohni, Tel 058 229 28 51.

Informationen zu unserem Amt finden Sie unter

Bewerbungen über das eRecruitung Portal

Published: 29.01.2019

Application Specialist LC-MS for Proteomics (m/f)


with an excellent knowledge in Proteomics workflows based on mass spectrometry coupled to nano and regular flow liquid chromatography and related software provided by Thermo Fisher Scientific (Orbitrap technology)


  • Providing application and instrument oriented support/training in a post-sales situation to the customer on-site and off-site;
  • Providing technical support on-site and off-site to customers and collaborators;
  • Close collaboration with sales representatives;
  • Developing best practices that result into sales successes;
  • Providing VOC information and market intelligence to the responsible manager;
  • Attending conferences and other events in support of marketing activities to present scientific or technical posters and orals and in support of sales activities;
  • Close collaboration with other support specialists both locally and within the EMEA Team;
  • Close collaboration with service engineers to resolve customer issues and to support customer needs;
  • Qualifying, preparing and conducting a customer instrument demonstration request in a pre-sales situation together with sales representatives.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or similar;
  • Excellent relevant technical/analytical LC-MS knowledge for all large molecule applications;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Good self-organizational skills with a high level of motivation;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills;
  • Driving License;
  • Willingness to travel within the DACH region (predominantly Switzerland) up to 75%;
  • Additional Language skills are a positive asset.

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • Extensive knowledge, skills and hands-on experience in liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry solutions from Thermo Fisher Scientific;
  • Strong customer focus skills;
  • The ability to work on own initiative and to meet deadlines and targets;
  • Must be flexible and prepared to undertake tasks as required;
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral;
  • A good level of interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Excellent fluency in English.

We offer:

  • Remote position, for a limited period of time (6 months) as a maternity leave cover;
  • Employment with an innovative, future-oriented organization;
  • Outstanding career and development prospects;
  • Exciting company culture which stands for integrity, intensity, involvement and innovation. 

Direct link:

Published: 11.01.2019

Manager/Senior Scientist I in Mass Spectrometry

Functional Goal: Part of the Mass Spectrometry & Process Analytics team. Direct report to the Senior Manager.

Position in Fresenius Kabi: SWISSBIOSIM /RDMS / Analytical & Pharmaceutical Development / Physicochemical Analytics / Mass Spectrometry & Process Analytics

Main Tasks:

  • Operate a Mass Spectrometry Facility in the area of biosimilars development
  • Responsible for all aspects of method development, method qualification, sample preparation, chromatography, data acquisition, data analysis and data interpretation using separations, mass spectrometry and software platforms
  • Responsibilities also include mass spectrometer maintenance, method improvements, providing project support, effectively communicating project progress, writing and update of operating procedures, authoring of analytical reports and maintaining, updating and troubleshooting of LC/MS-(MS) instrumentation
  • Involvement in the planning of experiments and delivery of results according to budget and project timelines
  • Data generated in the MS lab will support decision making, similarity/comparability assessments and regulatory interactions up to dossier submission (scientific advice meetings, IND/IMPD, MAA/BLA)

Other Tasks:

  • Build strong relationships and a collaborative network with the cell Sciences and USP/DSP development groups.
  • Ensure that the Biosimilars “mindset” is communicated and adhered to by dedicated resources.

qualification profile:

Bachelor or Master degree in analytical biochemistry or equivalent studies

At least, five years' relevant experience in mass spectrometry in the pharma or biotech industry


  • Strong background in protein/mAb analytics
  • Experience is preferred with experimental approaches that include, but are not limited to, amino acid sequence determination, intact mass analysis, mapping and quantification of post-translational modifications, glycan mapping, disulfide bonding pattern, fragmentation analysis and identification/quantification of protein contaminants (e.g. HCP)
  • Knowledge of automation and liquid handling would be a plus
  • Ability to work accurately, with attention to detail, in a highly organized manner
  • Team worker and ability to maintain a highly motivating working atmosphere
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proactive, flexible, open-minded, willing-to-learn and sharing attitude

Fluency in English essential, both oral and written; French would be an asset

Published: 18.12.2018

Specialist / Scientist Process Analytics (m/f) 

Fresenius Kabi is a global healthcare company that specializes in lifesaving medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition.

With our corporate philosophy of “caring for life”, we are committed to putting essential medicines and technologies in the hands of people who help patients and to finding the best answers to the challenges they face.

In the field of biosimilars, we develop products with a focus on autoimmune diseases and oncology. Fresenius Kabi SwissBioSim GmbH is specialized in biosimilar medicines and consists of an experienced team of employees located in the Geneva region of Switzerland. As in all our ranges, Fresenius Kabi is committed to provide high-quality and affordable products for the therapy and care of critically and chronically ill patients.

Your assignments

  • Operate a Process Analytics laboratory in support of biosimilars development
  • Be responsible for all aspects of method development, sample preparation, data acquisition, data analysis, and data interpretation using software platforms
  • Further involve in training of operators, robot’s maintenance, method improvements, providing project support, effectively communicating project progress, writing and updating of operating procedures, authoring of analytical reports, and maintaining, updating and troubleshooting instrumentation
  • Contribute in the planning of experiments and delivery of results according to budget and project timelines

Your profile

  • University degree in analytical biochemistry or related field of study or equivalent profound experience in process analytics after technical certifications
  • Relevant work experience in process analytics in the pharma or biotech industry
  • Strong background in automation and liquid handling (AssayMap BRAVO, PhyneXus) and relevant experience in protein/mAb analytics
  • Experience with experiments such as protein A purification, glycan mapping, low/high molecular species analysis, and charge variant profiling preferred
  • Knowledge of mass spectrometry and scripts programming would be assets
  • Ability to work accurately, with attention to detail, in a highly organized manner
  • Team worker and maintaining a highly motivating working atmosphere
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proactive, flexible, open-minded, willing-to-learn and sharing attitude
  • Fluency in English; German and/or French would be beneficial

Note: Please send your application online or by mail to the Human Resources Department in Oberursel, Aylin Wölki. For a significant screening of your application documents we require your current CV.

Please note that this position is located in Eysins (CH).


Published: 18.12.2018

The Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Stuttgart (Director Prof. Dr. M. Schwab) is operated by the Robert Bosch Foundation. Since its foundation in 1973, the institute has emerged as Germany's largest and most renowned scientific research unit in the field of clinical pharmacology. Main research activities concentrate on the influence of genetic and non-genetic factors on variability of drug efficacy and their contributions to disease development.

Activities and responsibilities

Currently, we are looking for a

PhD student (m/f) – MS-based metabolomics 

for the second relaunch of a graduate program focusing on “Membrane-associated Drug Targets in Personalized Cancer Medicine”. The PhD project will focus on the establishment of stable isotope-resolved metabolomics as test system to identify potential new drug targets and/or biomarkers in cancer therapy. 

Your tasks include:

  • Establishment and characterization of cancer cell lines using a broad range of molecular and cell biological techniques including RT-PCR, immunoblotting, cell proliferation assays and flux measurements   
  • Support the establishment and characterization of a mouse tumor xenograft model
  • Set-up of a mass spectrometry-based stable isotope-labeling workflow for the assessment of pathway alterations
  • Evaluation and establishment of data analysis tools for preprocessing and statistical analysis of mass spectrometric data derived from stable isotope-labeling experiments
  • Capacity and enthusiasm to undertake the training activities of a graduate program supported by the Interfaculty Centre for Pharmacogenomics and Pharma Research (ICEPHA). For further information please also visit our website at

Qualification profile

Your qualifications:

  • Master degree (M.Sc.) in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular medicine, pharmaceutical sciences or a related discipline
  • Experience and solid background in analytical chemistry including mass spectrometry
  • Preliminary experience in cell culture techniques and statistical analysis of mass spectrometric data would be beneficial
  • Interest in oncology and personalized medicine
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills


We offer:

  • The opportunity to work in an interactive team providing support and mentoring
  • State-of-the-art equipment and technologies for a wide range of different applications (genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics) and expert knowledge within the different core facilities at the institute
  • Participation in the PhD program of the ICEPHA
  • The opportunity to communicate scientific results at international conferences and to participate in workshops
  • A unique feature of the educational program is the co-supervision of each PhD student by a team of investigators, which contribute with their unique expertise to the progress of the projects
  • An initial contract for 3 years and flexible starting date (earliest starting date at January 1st, 2019)

Send application to

For further information please contact Dr. Mathias Haag (phone 0711-8101-5429) or Dr. Ute Hofmann (phone 0711-8101-5907).

Please send your application including a CV, cover letter, and certificates via email to: mathias(dot)haag(at)ikp-stuttgart(dot)de and ute(dot)hofmann(at)ikp-stuttgart(dot)de

or by post to:

Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch-Institut für Klinische Pharmakologie
Frau Dr. Hofmann and Herr Dr. Haag
Auerbachstrasse 112
70376 Stuttgart

Published: 18.12.2018


Ph.D. student position at ETH Zurich

We seek to fill a Ph.D. student position in our research group in early 2019. The Ph.D. student will take part in a collaborative project on exhaled breath analysis using ambient mass spectrometry. The project combines aspects of biomarker identification using advanced mass spectrometric, chromatographic and statistical tools, some instrumentation, and work with patients from the University Hospital Zurich.

State-of-the-art mass spectrometry and LC-MS instrumentation is available in our group, and world-class departmental facilities (mechanical and electronic workshops, library services, computing facilities, etc.) are accessible at ETH.

Prerequisites: M.Sc. degree, Diploma or equivalent in Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry or related area, strong interest in the application of modern instrumentation. Excellent command of German is necessary for this position. Further information see:

Starting date: as early as March 1, 2019, or upon mutual agreement

Applications with CV/publication list/transcripts & grades received, and 2 letters of
recommendation to Prof. Renato Zenobi

Prof. Renato Zenobi
Department of Chemistry and
Applied Biosciences
ETH Zürich, HCI E 329
CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland

Tel: +41-44 632 4376
Fax: +41-44 632 1292
email: zenobi(at)org(dot)chem(dot)ethz(dot)ch

Published: 18.12.2018

Ph.D. Student Position in Mass Spectrometry

We seek to fill a Ph.D. student position in our research group in the course of 2019. The topic of the Ph.D. thesis will be in one of the following areas:

  1. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry, assisted by high-mass detection and chemical cross-linking to investigate large proteins and multi-protein complexes, in particular membrane-bound proteins and protein complexes.
  2. Application of native electrospray ionization (ESI) mass spectrometry to study noncovalent interactions, especially of complex biomolecular systems with cofactors and multiple ligand binding sites. We work mostly with ESI-MS titration and competition methods, and with temperature programmed ESI.

Prerequisites: M.Sc. degree, Diploma or equivalent in Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry or related area, strong interest in the development and application of modern instrumentation and analytical methods. Further information see

Starting date: April 1, 2019 (position is available immediately), or upon mutual agreement.

Applications with CV/publication list/transcripts & grades received, and 2 letters of
recommendation to Prof. Renato Zenobi

Prof. Renato Zenobi
Department of Chemistry and
Applied Biosciences
ETH Zürich, HCI E 329
CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland

Tel: +41-44 632 4376
Fax: +41-44 632 1292
email: zenobi(at)org(dot)chem(dot)ethz(dot)ch

Published: 18.12.2018

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