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Fulbright - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Visiting Professor

STARTING DATE October 2019 or March 2020
LOCATION University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
COMMENTS This grant is generously funded by the host institution

Location: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Department of Chemistry

Benefits: €5,000 per month, a travel grant of €800, and health and accident insurance. Housing costs are paid by the grantee.

Language: The working language is English. Some knowledge of German is advantageous but not required.

Elegibility: All applicants must have US Citizenship.
(US Green Card, Permanent Residency or Residency Permit is not sufficient)

Qualifications: Open to associate and full professors and to researchers with equivalent qualifications.

Grant Activity: A flexible combination of teaching and research activities that entails at least two class sessions (90 minutes each) per week and may include advising or supervising advanced students. Format, content and level of the individual courses (advanced undergraduate and graduate) are negotiated with the host institution.

Specialization(s):The host institution seeks candidates with excellent research record in one of the fields represented within the Department of Chemistry, especially in the fields of glycomics, glycan mass spectrometry and glycobiology. The visiting professor should collaborate with a wide range of experts within the Department and beyond (especially the neighboring Departments of Biotechnology, of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology and Nanobiotechnology) interested in these topics. The visiting professor should engage in related coursework and in supervision of BOKU graduate students.

Comments: Several groups within the Department of Chemistry are part of the Glycocluster at the BOKU, the premier centre of excellence in Austria in the glycosciences, involving also groups within the Departments of Biotechnology, Applied Genetics and Cell Biology and Nanobiotechnology. The analysis, synthesis and biotechnology of glycans are major themes within the Glycocluster. The visiting professor should be willing to collaborate with researchers in Chemistry and the other related departments. Candidates applying should indicate how their expertise can contribute to research and teaching in fields investigated at the department and within the Glycocluster in general (see www.chemie.boku.ac.at/en , www.biotec.boku.ac.at/en , www.dagz.boku.ac.at/en , www.nano.boku.ac.at/en )

Contact Information: In case of questions about BOKU and its academic programs, please contact Margarita Calderon-Peter (International Relations)

Recipients of this award

  • Elowyn Yager, University of Idaho, 2017-2018
  • Christian Renschler, The State University of New York at Buffalo, 2015-2016
  • Samuel Zeveloff, Weber State University, 2014-2015
  • Nurhan Dunford, Oklahoma State University, 2013-2014
  • John Ralph, University of Wisconsin, 2012-2013
  • Clay Sneller, Ohio State University, 2011-2012
  • James Bingen, Michigan State University, 2009-2010
  • Slawomir Hermanowicz, University of California - Berkeley, 2008-2009