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CEST offers internships to pupils and students at different levels of training to allow them to improve their theoretical knowledge and practical skills. 

If you are interested, please contact us at [protected email address]


We thank you for your interest.


Job openings:


CEST is Austria's Competence Center for Electrochemical Surface Technology and acts as an innovator and a trendsetter at the interface between science and industry. The company cooperates with numerous international scientific partners of various universities and university- institutes of science and research.


In order to strengthen our team, we are looking for a


 Junior Researcher (m/w) – Master student


•    cooperation in the project related to development of antibacterial materials and antibacterial testing
•    working in the laboratory / research
•    reporting to the project leader including writing the master thesis as final report
•    possible: participation including presentation at a conference



•    bachelor in Biological Chemistry or equivalent field
•    good written and oral communication skills in English 


Yearly income:
The actual classification of remuneration takes place according to the respective qualification and experience. The annual income is € 9.000,-- gross for 38,5 week hours.




6 months / 38,5 hours per week


If you would like to contribute your knowledge and ideas to the field of applied research, please send you CV including your certificates to Ms Assist.-Prof. Dr. Cezarina Cela Mardare, [protected email address]
For questions concerning the academic credentials, please contact Univ.-Prof. Dr. Achim Walter Hassel (Institute for Chemical Technology of Inorganic Materials): [protected email address]


PhD position at CEST, Austria


Competence Center for Electrochemical Surface Technology GmbH (CEST), Austria is offering a position starting from 01.07.2017 (or later) as a:


scientist / project assistant


for research (30 h / week, 3 years)


The position is part of the Life Science 2015 Project “Antimicrobial Refractive Metal Oxides” (ARMO). The eligible applicants must be EU citizens or have a working permit in Austria.


We are looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated applicants holding a diploma or master degree in biological chemistry or a related science field for joining our group as a PhD student. The applicant should have solid knowledge in both, practical and theoretical aspects of biological chemistry and/or biology, with the focus on surface related properties and antimicrobial testing expertise. Practical knowledge of physical and chemical materials characterization methods such as XRD, XRF, SEM, EDX, SKP, etc. would be an advantage.


The work is focused on development of new materials (powders, thin films, combinatorial libraries, composites) with antimicrobial properties, as well as their detailed characterization in order to gain a deep understanding of the mechanistic responsible for the antimicrobial feature. The work will be carried on as collaboration between three different institutions: CEST, Austrian Institute of Technology and AMiSTec GmbH. The doctoral degree is awarded by Johannes Kepler University Linz, Linz, Austria.


Candidates must be fluent in both, written and spoken English. Non German speaking applicants will be given the opportunity to develop their German language skills, if interested.


By the end of the period, the candidate is expected to obtain her/his doctoral degree.


For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Achim Walter Hassel,

Tel. +43-732-2468 8701, [protected email address]


Gross annual salary is:
€ 28.800,--


Disabled applicants with adequate qualification will come into special consideration.


Please send your application including CV, certificates, publication list and two recommendation letters (or the full contact information of two referees) to:


[protected email address]


or to:


Institut für Chem. Technologie Anorgan. Stoffe an der JKU Linz, c/o Evelin Stockinger, Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz, Austria