07. October 2022

WOOD: Senior Researcher (f/m/d)

The Austrian COMET Center Wood K plus is one of the leading research institutions in the field of wood and renewable resources in Europe. We conduct applied research at the interface of industry and science in order to promote resource-efficient production and a circular bioeconomy.

In the team "Fibers, Carbon and Ceramics", research is conducted on sustainable fibers and carbon materials for a wide range of applications. The research work includes functional carbons for electrodes in energy storage systems, activated carbon fibers for filters, conductive fillers or reinforcing fibers for composites. The entire process chain including melt spinning of fibers, fiber modification, thermal conversion processes and material characterization is covered. For support in the numerous research projects we are looking for a:

Senior Researcher (f/m/d)

Your Research:

Independent handling of larger work packages in the following research areas:

  • Melt spinning of biopolymers
  • Production of carbon materials from biobased raw materials
  • Characterization of functional carbon
  • Electrochemical characterization and evaluation

The work also includes writing scientific publications, presenting results at national and international conferences, and assisting the team leader in submitting project proposals.


  • Completed doctoral studies preferably in chemistry, polymer science or physics
  • Experience in material characterization and electrochemistry
  • Reliable working attitude, independent and flexible development of solutions
  • Very good English required, German skills are advantageous

We offer:

  • Flexible, autonomous work scheduling (flexitime, compensatory time, home office, etc.)
  • International, motivated team and a highly active scientific environment
  • Working in both, fundamental and industry-related, projects
  • Modern laboratories and pilot plant facilities
  • Professional training and further education opportunities
  • Gross monthly salary based on 40h/week from € 4.100,00 (14x per year)
  • Start of work immediately possible


Please send your application as pdf-documents via e-mail to:
DI Dr. Christoph Unterweger, c.unterweger@wood-kplus.at


Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz
Tel.: +43 732 2468-6750
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