Specialist for Circular Bioeconomy and Biorefineries

We are searching for a motivated, experienced and driven Specialist on Bioeconomy and Biorefineries to join our innovative team!

alchemia-nova, a Viennese-based institute for research and innovation (, focuses on innovative applied plant chemistry since the year 2000, with the aim of closing loops and facilitating a circular economy in combination of the bio-based industry and nature-based solutions. Our bioeconomy projects bring together insights into availability of secondary bio-resources and new utilization pathways for national studies and private companies which want to make use of residuals.

An opportunity has now become available within our team for a motivated and experienced Expert on Bioeconomy and Biorefineries able to lead projects and studies in the area of bioeconomy. The salary, starting from EUR 2.100,00 per month (gross, 30 hour/week, 14 x per year) is negotiable relative to the applicant’s qualifications and professional experience.

Duties and responsibilities
The applicant will be responsible for carrying out following tasks autonomously:
• Project acquisition, planning and scientific lead
• Taking part and contributing to topic related conferences and workshops
• Mass flow analysis
• Circular economy consulting and delivery with existing methodology
• Developing new utilization pathways for residuals (theoretical pathways and lab experiments lead)
• Staying up to date with new developments (literature)
• Networking

Job Qualifications
• Natural sciences (Master level or PhD)
• Min. 5 years of experience in the field of bioeconomy and biorefineries
• Advanced knowledge about natural chemistry and materials
• Advanced knowledge about circular economy
• Knowledge about process technology (for biorefinery processes)
• Knowledge about bio-based plastics

Specific Requirements
• Existing network of companies and experts of the Bioeconomy
• Fluent in German language (C2) and English (at least C1)
• Overview of the Austrian and European funding system
• Experience in LCA or circularity assessments

How to apply
We look forward to receiving your application documents in single PDF file (max. 3MB) by e-mail to Johannes Kisser at
(1) A short cover letter describing your motivation for applying for this position including a short description explaining why you believe you possess the skills and experiences listed in this vacancy
(2) A current CV including an actual photograph
(3) Any additional material you may wish to share

Applications close: 31st of July 2022
Employment start date: ASAP