Researcher/ Scientist (m/f), Code PB.19-AL-01.1

The Laimburg Research Centre is the leading research institute for agriculture and food quality in South Tyrol (Italy). We operate mainly in applied research with the aim of increasing the competitiveness and sustainability of South Tyrolean agriculture and of ensuring the quality of agricultural products.

The Laboratory for Flavours and Metabolites is looking for the research project PINOT BLANC (funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 Investments in Growth and Employment – project FESR1010 - CUP H32F16000410009) for a highly motivated

Researcher/ Scientist (m/f)

Code PB.19-AL-01.1

Job Description

The areas of responsibility are as follows:

Main tasks include analysis of the volatile composition of the Pinot blanc wines and musts with GC-MS and analysis of the aminoacidic content of musts and flavonol composition of Pinot blanc grapes with LC-MS, including method optimization, sample collection and preparation, determination of oenology parameters, evaluation of results and reporting.


  • MSc in Chemistry, Biotechnology, Physics, Biology, Pharmacy or similar (completed university studies of at least four years attested by a diploma)

Desired additional competences:

  • Knowledge of analytical chemistry
  • Fluent in German and / or Italian
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English (can be evaluated during the interview)
  • Pertinent PhD, Post-Doc or work experience and a relevant publication record are an advantage
  • Experience of VOC analysis with GC-MS
  • Experience of primary metabolites with LC-MS
  • Availability August 2019
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Candidates should be highly motivated, able to work independently and possess good team-working skills

 Contract duration: until 30. 11. 2020,   full time

Applications must arrive by and not later   than June, 28th, 2019 – 12.00 am

Additional informations

We look forward to receiving your application including letter of motivation, Curriculum Vitae (signed and not older than 6 months), letter(s) of recommendation and publication list. Please quote the title of the relevant reference code of the position, indicate the earliest date you could start if appointed and send your application by e-mail to

Your application must include a copy of a valid identity ID, unless the application is submitted personally by the applicant.

Please note: If the Curriculum Vitae (signed and not older than 6 months, please indicate the date) and a valid ID are not submitted within the application deadline stated above, the application cannot be taken into consideration.

It is a full-time position at Laimburg Research Centre. Your regular place of work will be Laimburg Research Centre in Pfatten/Vadena. Classification is based on the category " employee" according to the Agricultural collective agreement. The general rules for temporary jobs at the Laimburg Research Centre are described in the framework call, available at

General requirements for admission to the proceedings:

  • full possession of the political and civil rights
  • full possession of the legal conditions and permits which allow an employment relationship in Italy
  • no criminal convictions or legal proceedings for criminal offences

For more information please visit our homepage or contact us by mail: Dr. Peter Robatscher

Equal opportunities: According to Law n. 903, 9/12/1977, art. 1, the position is open to both genders. The policy and practice of Laimburg Research Centre require that all staff are offered equal opportunities within employment.

Data treatment: The subject responsible for data treatment is Laimburg Research Centre, which will process the data through computer and paper-based systems for the purposes of recruitment. The data protection officer of Laimburg Research Centre can be contacted by e-mail (PEC) or by telephone, +39 0471 920 141. At the beginning of the procedure, personal data are processed exclusively by the staff authorized by Laimburg Research Centre. All informations are available on the website of Laimburg Research Centre, section “Transparent Administration / human resources” (


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