Open Post-doctoral Position in the field of synthetic organic chemistry in the Bonifazi Group, University of Vienna

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Offer Description

We are thrilled to announce a post-doctoral position in our groundbreaking research program focusing on the development of artificial organic light-harvesting systems to engineer photosynthetic reaction systems. The research activities are framed in the recently funded Cluster of Excellence initiative, entitled MECS (Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage), sponsored by FWF. Website: Join our dynamic team of researchers and be part of a transformative project that aims to pioneer the creation of molecular antennas by grafting chromophores onto concentric circular templates. This unique approach, achieved through specific, orthogonal dynamic covalent bond formation, will organize the antennas at the mesoscale, imitating the disposition of chromophores in natural light-harvesting systems. By capitalizing on this annular arrangement, energy transfer from the fringe to the core of the assembly will be optimized, facilitating the integration with catalytic moieties to trigger organic chemical transformation. We are seeking ambitious and creative individuals with a strong background in organic chemistry and chemical synthesis. Candidates with a passion for innovative research and a keen interest in targeted oriented synthesis, organic photochemistry and catalysis are highly encouraged to apply.

Who we are:

The Bonifazi group (, led by Prof. Bonifazi is situated within the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Vienna. Our group focuses on ambitious targeted organic synthesis to develop functional organic architectures with tailored properties, enabling the application in real world-technologies with interest in solar-energy-conversion.As a Post-doctoral fellow in the Bonifazi group, you will have the opportunity to work at the intersection of organic synthesis, physical organic chemistry and cutting-edge applications in photosynthesis, fostering collaborations with both academic and industrial partners and be part of an international team.


Research Field
Chemistry » Organic chemistry
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Your profile:

• You hold an PhD in synthetic organic chemistry.

• Previous experience working with organic synthesis and catalysis is required.

• Previous experience with organic photochemistry will be particularly considered an added value.

• Proficiency in data analysis and interpretation, as well as the ability to critically analyse scientific literature.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (IELTS score = 6.5).

• Strong problem-solving skills and passion for science.

• Ability to work independently on your field of expertise and collaborate in a research team.

• Great sense of thoroughness and organization.

• Previous experience in supervision or students will be particularly considered an added value.

Research Field

Additional Information


We offer:

• Access to excellent research expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and mentorship enabling unique research possibilities.

• Opportunities for continuous personal and professional development, including proposal writing.

• A stimulating and intellectually rewarding environment in an international team

• A central working location in one of the world’s most livable cities.

• Highly competitive salary (salary for this position according to the FWF salary scheme).

Additional comments

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please send the following documents in a single combined PDF to

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Short Summary of Research Accomplishments
  4. Names and Contact Information of Two References

Please ensure the subject of your email is “Application for [Position Title]”.

Start date:

15/01/24 Applicants will be evaluated on an on-going basis. We reserve the right to close the application as soon as we receive a satisfactory number of applications.

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