4 PhD Positions / University Assistants (m/f/d) in the frame of the Lead Project Porous Materials @ Work for Sustainability

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published on Jun 07, 2022 09:49 AM

Graz University of Technology is the longest-established university of technology in Austria. Here, successful teams of students, talented up-and-coming scientists, ambitious researchers and a lively start-up scene enjoy an inspirational environment as well as access to top-quality equipment. And all this in one of the most innovative and livable regions in Europe. TU Graz offers an inspiring working environment with outstanding infrastructure and service-oriented university management.


The Institute of Solid State Physics at TU Graz has openings for


4 PhD Positions / University Assistants (m/f/d) in the frame of the Lead Project Porous Materials @ Work for Sustainability


30 hours/week, for 3 years, starting presumably on September 1st, 2022


The core of the lead project is to bundle complementary expertise to realize sustainable developments with new application and characterization avenues for porous materials. In the project, PhD students will be supervised by two faculty members with complementary expertise and have the opportunity to interact with researchers across multiple scientific disciplines. A wide range of soft-skill training activities and mandatory project-internal activities will aid the PhD students to develop personal skills supporting their future professional career. Details regarding the PhD topics and the involved supervisors are found here:



Duties and Responsibilities:

The aim of the lead project is to support sustainable development by designing new porous systems to address specific problems: With a total of 12 sub‐projects, PMWS intends to develop new porous materials for applications to (i) clean energy development, (ii) green chemistry, (iii) recycling, and (iv) monitoring. In this application round, PhD students can apply for one of the following research topics:

  • Magnetically responsive hydrogen‐bonded organic frameworks biocomposites (PhD Topic 6, P. Falcaro/B. Nidetzky)
  • Understanding phononic heat transport in metal-organic frameworks (PhD Topic 10, E. Zojer/M. Schultze)
  • Understanding anharmonicities in the phonons of metal-organic frameworks (PhD Topic 11, E. Zojer/R. Resel)
  • Accurate quantification of specific surface areas and porosity of hierarchical porous systems (PhD Topic 12, K. Zojer/R. Resel)


Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Completed master‘s degree in the field of materials science, physics, chemistry, biochemistry or a similar discipline
  • Very good command of written and spoken English
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Enthusiasm for interdisciplinary work and joint dissemination activities in the lead project


We offer:

  • A Welcome Center, that supports international students in visa, entry and residence permits, looking for accommodation, living in Graz, and networking and integration
  • Interesting area of responsibility
  • Excellent work-life balance (flexible working schedule)
  • Possibility for Home-Office (for a maximum of 40 % of the working hours per week, where the actual fraction of home office is subject to approval by the supervisors and might be less)
  • University’s sports program
  • Exciting opportunities for professional and personal development
  • Public transport subsidy
  • Workplace Health Management
  • Award for being the most family-friendly enterprise in Styria 2018
  • Wide range of food on campus
  • Shopping Discounts


We offer a minimum annual gross salary based on full-time of € 42,820.40, in accord with the PhD salaries lined out by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).


Graz University of Technology actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. People with disabilities and who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply.


Protecting the health of our students and employees is of high importance to our university. For this reason, equally qualified candidates who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be given preference.


We look forward to your complete application (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, references, further documents) quoting the reference number PMWS-P12 latest at July 15th, 2022 at roland.resel@tugraz.at


Applicants are asked to forward a detailed application in electronic form (cover letter, certificates and documents, curriculum vitae with a description of the applicants scientific and professional career, contact details of two reference persons including the advisor of the Master thesis). Applicants are encouraged to optionally attach their publications or presentations at conferences in English language if they are available.



Graz University ofTechnology

Institute of Solid State Physics

Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Roland Resel

Petersgasse 16/II, 8010 Graz




Information on data protection regulations can be found under following link: www.tugraz.at/go/datenschutzinformation-pa

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Employment type
part time
Start of work
Sep 01, 2022
Fixed term
3 Jahre
2,300.3 EUR / month
Hours per week
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First and last name
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Roland Resel
Technische Universität Graz
Petersgasse 16/II
8010 Graz