As a leading research organization in the area of wood and wood-related renewable resources in Europe, the Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH (Wood K plus) provides research and development services for the industry in the field of wood composite materials and wood chemistry.

In cooperation with company and scientific partners, the team “Wood Composites & Digital Transformation” - located at the area Wood Materials and Technologies in Tulln - is looking for a


Junior researcher for a dissertation in wood tracing (PhD) (f/m/d)


Our team conducts research within the field of wood composites research and in the digitization of production processes of wood and engineered wood products.

Your work will be focused on research about the traceability of wood along its value chain. Together with partners from industry and science, approaches are developed and evaluated at laboratory scale. The PhD thesis will be supervised at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (Priv. Doz. DI Dr. Michael Grabner).


Your responsibility:

  • Conducting research in wood physics and material science with regard to marking technologies and characteristic features of wood
  • Evaluate developed approaches for tracing wood in lab scale
  • Design, implementation and evaluation of experiments
  • Scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and at international scientific conferences


Your qualification:

  • University degree (master’s, diploma), preferably in Wood Science, Material Science, Physics or Engineering

  • Knowledge about wood anatomy

  • Experience with data handling (optional)

  • Good knowledge in spoken and written English


We offer:

  • Work in an international, motivated team and a scientifically highly active environment

  • International network

  • Supervision of PhD-project, professional training and further education

  • Flexible, self-responsible work organisation

  • Modern laboratories and pilot plants

  • Immediate job opening

  • EUR 2.500 / month (14 x per year) based on 40 h/week, depending on qualification


Place of employment:

Tulln, Lower Austria



Dr. Martin Riegler

Team Leader Wood Composites & Digital Transformation
Tel.: +43 1 47654-89125

E-Mail: m.riegler@wood-kplus.at