We are Austria’s largest Research and Technology Organisation and an international player in the research areas that we cover. This makes us a leading development partner for industry and a top employer in the scientific community. Our Center for Health & Bioresources in Tulln (in immediate vicinity of Vienna) invites applications for a:

Master Thesis “Investigation of chemical communication with Trichoderma reesei”

  • Trichoderma reesei is known as a biotechnological workhorse for enzyme industry and in the field of biofuels. Recently, chemical communication with mating partners and other fungi was detected for Trichoderma reesei.
  • We are investigating the means of communication of Trichoderma reesei and its consequences for primary and secondary metabolism in Trichoderma reesei as well as in beneficial and harmful fungi.
  • Microbiological and molecular biological analysis including RTqPCR and transformations
  • Plate assays
  • Growth tests
  • Chromatographic methods
  • Secondary metabolite analysis.
Your qualifications as an Ingenious Partner (m/f):
  • Studies in biotechnology, biology or a related field
  • Knowledge in working with microbes
  • Experience with molecular biological techniques (PCR, working with nucleic acids)
  • Accuracy in laboratory work
  • Enthusiasm for scientific work
  • Ability to work in a team and collaborate on different topics
  • Fluent language skills in English (spoken and written)

What to expect:
EUR 1.385 gross per month for 38,5 hours/week based on the collective agreement. There will be additional company benefits. As a research institution, we are familiar with the supervision and execution of Master theses and we are looking forward to supporting you accordingly!

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