We are a leading research organisation in the area wood and wood-related renewable resources in Europe. Our core competences are materials research and process technology along the complete value chain – from raw material to finished products. We develop methods and basics and perform applied research on the economy-science interface, in order to enable resource-efficient management in the circular bioeconomy. Research results from Wood K plus are used wherever innovation and sustainability are important. Creative and bright minds are needed for implementation.


For support in research project with an industry partner we are looking for a:


PhD Student (f/m/d)


Your responsibility:

  • You are entrusted with the management and implementation of your dissertation project in the field of kraft paper
  • You will plan and coordinate the project together with industrial/scientific partner who will provide technical support
  • You will check and validate the results from the theoretical and lab scale experiments up to industrial verification trials
  • You plan and carry out experiments independently, evaluate them and document your results.
  • You are responsible for the achievement of the project's content-related goals
  • You write scientific publications
  • You present the results at national and international conferences



Your qualification:

  • Master degree in fields like paper technology, chemistry, materials science, process engineering or similar
  • High level of commitment and initiative
  • Independent, structured, responsible and accurate way of working
  • Organisational talent
  • Interest in sustainable solutions
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Communication skills in English and/or German




  • Flexible and family friendly working hours (flexitime, time off)
  • Possibility for home office
  • Weekly AREA meetings
  • An international, motivated team and a highly active scientific environment
  • Modern laboratories and pilot plants
  • Numerous professional and varied opportunities for further training and development
  • Opportunities to work in a dynamic team
  • Attractive working environment and modern offices
  • Gross monthly salary based on 40h/week from EUR 2.400 (14 x per year)



Place of employment:

St Veit/Frantschach



Herfried Lammer, Area Manager Tel.: +43 4212 494 8001

Please send your application via e-mail to: E-Mail: h.lammer@wood-kplus.at