Jobs & Careers at QPS Austria

Currently there are the following vacancies at QPS Austria:
PhD student (30 hour/week)

QPS Austria GmbH is a successful international full-service contract research organization (CRO) in the area of preclinical and clinical research. At our location in Grambach near Graz we are searching for a highly motivated


PhD student (30 hour/week)

For the project: “Validation of three different ASD mouse models for efficacy analyses of newly developed serotonin multi-target drugs.” The project will be performed in cooperation with the University of Graz and the University of Bari, Italy.

Your Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Treatment of mice using different routes;
  • Behavioral tests for repetitive behavior, social deficits, activity and anxiety
  • Plan, perform, analyze and report animal experiments as well as histological and biochemical tests of brain tissues
  • 3-month stay abroad at cooperating laboratory in Italy to perform HPLC analyses
  • Preparation of scientific posters and publications
  • Visit of scientific conferences
  • Presentation of data at in-house meetings and at the University of Graz

Your profile:

  • Master’s degree in biological sciences or equivalent
  • Strong background in animal treatment and animal behavioral tests
  • Experience in histological analyses and protein biochemistry preferred
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Office, Graph Pad Prism, Reference Manager or EndNote
  • Able to work independently
  • Good team player
  • Self-motivated

What we offer:

  • Be part of a dynamic and dedicated team in an internationally active company
  • For that 30 hour/week position we offer € 2.162,40 gross per month. The position is limited to 3 years. Start of the project is October 1st, 2019
  • Meal vouchers / Daily fresh fruits and free coffee/tea
  • Flexible working hours



Please send your complete application documents, including CV, cover letter describing your area of expertise and motivation, as well as employer’s reference letters and certificates to For more information please visit

QPS Austria GmbH
Parkring 12, 8074 Grambach
P: +43 (0) 316 258111

We are always interested in receiving initiative applications.