Technical Assistant position in Chemical Biology of Gene Control in Cancer

Vienna (AT)
€ 32,000
October 29 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Winter laboratory ( at CeMM, the Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, is recruiting a technical assistant to contribute to our mission to understand dysregulated gene control in cancer, and to find and develop novel therapeutic solutions based on the concept of targeted protein degradation.

The Lab: We are an international and multi-disciplinary research lab. When you work with us, you will work in a team of molecular biologists, biochemists, computer scientists and medicinal chemists. Most of our projects are enabled by high-throughput technologies such as genome-wide CRISPR/Cas9 screens, proteomics, phenotypic drug screens, RNA-sequencing and related transcriptional readouts. We believe that this cross-disciplinary setup fosters an environment that is required for the generation of innovate ideas and novel concepts that are ultimately needed to advance therapeutic strategies for the treatment of cancer.

The Candidate: We are seeking enthusiastic and energetic candidates to join our team. The successful applicant should have a Master’s degree in life sciences and an excellent background in molecular biology or biochemistry. Candidates that have a PhD degree will also be considered. Prior experience in a wet-lab setting is an advantage. The selected candidate will contribute to different projects in the lab and should feel empowered to develop her/his own project ideas. Tasks and responsibilities contain, but are not limited to:

  • General lab management and lab organization
  • Cell Culture (maintenance, manipulation via genome engineering, cellular viability assays, drug screens)
  • Functional genomics including CRISPR/Cas9 screens and protein stability reporter screens
  • General molecular biology techniques (immunoblots, cloning,IP)
  • Technology development
  • Training of new lab members

The working language at CeMM is English, and excellent written and oral communication skills as well as high accuracy, reliability and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are a requirement.

The Institute:  CeMM is a biomedical flagship institute in the heart of Europe, Vienna. We are committed to highest scientific standards and provide an international environment representing approximately 40 nationalities. The working language is English. CeMM has been ranked by The Scientist as one of the Best Places to Work Academia worldwide (link: In the past 3 years CeMM groups published numerous ground-breaking studies in prestigious journals such as Science, Cell, Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Immunology, Immunity etc. CeMM is located within the medical campus of Vienna and operates several technology platforms (chemical biological screening, proteomics, metabolomics, next-generation sequencing) as well as extensive bioinformatics infrastructure.

Your Application: Interested candidates are encouraged to upload their application documents (including a cover letter, a CV and names and contact details of at least 2 referees) online here:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

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