19. July 2022

PCCL: Postdoctoral Researcher in the field of Chemistry of Functional Polymers


The Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH (PCCL) is the leading Austrian center for cooperative research in the field of polymer technology and polymer science. In collaboration with companies in the polymer industry and numerous academic institutions, our around 100 highly-qualified employees jointly work in R&D projects on innovative polymer solutions for a wide range of applications, including the whole rubber composite process chain from the materials design, over processing to material characterization. We currently aim to strengthen our team and offer a

Postdoctoral Researcher in the field of
Chemistry of Functional Polymers (JOB ID 20220412)

As Postdoctoral Researcher in the field of Chemistry of Functional Polymers you are performing research, and you are responsible for the management of research projects. On the basis of successfully running projects, you will be able to establish your own research group at PCCL.


  • Scientific work in the field of functional photopolymers, thermosets and vitrimers for various applications (e.g. reversible adhesives, additive manufacturing, energy storage, mobility)
  • Management and coordination of research projects
  • Project acquisition (both contractual and funded research projects)
  • Supervision of young researchers
  • Cooperation with internationally recognised R&D groups, academic institutions, and industry
  • Dissemination of research results to the scientific community (peer-reviewed papers, oral presentations at conferences, press releases etc.)

Required skills

  • PhD in Chemistry or Polymer Science and Engineering with an expert knowledge in polymer chemistry
  • Profound knowledge in organic chemistry, polymer photochemistry and/or thermosets is advantageous
  • Willingness to co-operate and communicate with academic and industrial partners
  • Independent and structured way of working
  • Personal initiative, skills for self-organization and teamwork, effective communication skills
  • Experience in applying for research projects
  • Excellent command in written and spoken English, basic skills in German are advantageous

We offer

  • Collaboration in a highly-motivated multi-disciplinary team with excellent contacts to industry as well as to national and international research organizations
  • Gross income € 4.159,- per month (full-time employment, 14 times a year)
  • Flexible working conditions
  • We aim at increasing the number of women in our organization and would be glad to fill this position with a female researcher.
  • Start of employment is preferably June, 2022. Contact

Please send your application (motivation letter, CV) along with copies of your certificates and diplomas to jobs@pccl.at, indicating the Job-ID 20220412. If you have any technical questions regarding the job advertisement, please contact Dr. Sandra Schlögl (E-Mail: sandra.schloegl@pccl.at)

You will find further details in the job description.


Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH
Roseggerstraße 12
8700 Leoben
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