Post-doctoral Fellow in DNA damage response and repair

Vienna (AT)
The salary for this position follows the FWF salary scheme.
March 26 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Other Corporate

The DNA repair and genomic stability laboratory of Joanna Loizou at CeMM seeks a highly motivated, efficient and ambitious postdoctoral fellow. The focus of the group is to understand how DNA damage is signaled and repaired, in physiology and disease (

The Project

You will lead and drive a project focusing on the DNA damage response and DNA repair, in the maintenance of genome stability. In particular, the project will focus on the identification of regulatory factors and pathways for DNA repair (Moder et al, 2017; Mazouzi et al, 2017), and will leverage cutting edge technologies in the fields of next generation sequencing, chemical biology and proteomics. This project fits in with the overall group aim to understand how DNA repair pathways function to prevent disease.

Your Profile 

You should have obtained a PhD (acquired by the start date) in the relevant subject area and have knowledge of molecular and/or cellular biology. Previous experience in the field of DNA repair and peer reviewed first author publications are an advantage for this position. You love to communicate, to collaborate, to connect with different scientific disciplines and to contribute to multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.


The Lab

The Loizou laboratory is a fully equipped molecular biology laboratory embedded in a multidisciplinary and highly collaborative molecular medicine research environment that provides state-of-the-art mass-spectrometry, bioinformatics, automated biological screening platforms and animal facilities, including BSL2 suites.


The Institute

CeMM is a flagship institute for biomedical research in the heart of Europe, Vienna. We are committed to highest scientific standards as exemplified by recent publications in top journals including Nature, Science and Cell. CeMM offers a uniquely dynamic, collaborative ( and international environment and is located in a beautiful building at the center of the Medical University campus, within walking distance of Vienna’s historical city center. CeMM has been ranked among the top-5 best places to work in academia (

Vienna is frequently ranked the world’s best city to live in. It is a United Nations city with a large English-speaking community. The official language at CeMM is English, and more than 40 different nationalities are represented at the institute. We are convinced that diversity and a multicultural work environment are clear advantages for successful research and are committed to attract, develop, and advance the most talented individuals regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status or any other dimension of diversity.

Why you want to join our team:

  • You want to pursue meaningful research projects at the highest level in an inspiring and international working environment.
  • You want to be part of the next generation of scientists that shape the future of medicine and value our numerous possibilities for personal and professional growth.
  • You appreciate our young and dynamic working atmosphere and the possibility to join our cultural, social and sports activities.
  • We are happy to provide help and assistance to all our employees, their spouses and family members in terms of visa and relocation procedures, dual-career and childcare services, and others.


The salary for this position is paid according to the FWF – Austrian Science Fund - salary scheme. This is an annual salary of approximately 50,000 EUR (gross) ( Initial funding is available, but we will encourage and support you in your application for your own post-doctoral fellowship.


Application DetailsPlease apply online with a cover letter describing your career goals and explaining why you are the ideal candidate for this position, your detailed curriculum vitae and contact details of 2-3 referees. Please upload your full application here:

Ideally, you should please submit one PDF file containing all of your application documents. The initial application deadline is 20th of April 2018 but the call will remain open until the position is filled. Candidates will be contacted by us on a rolling basis.