We are looking for a highly motivated NGS TECHNOLOGIST (junior or senior) to join the new Biomedical Sequencing Facility at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Medical University of Vienna.
The Biomedical Sequencing Facility
The CeMM and the Medical University of Vienna (MUV) recently joined forces and launched the Biomedical Sequencing Facility (BSF), which is coordinated by CeMM Principal Investigator and MUV Guest Professor Dr. Christoph Bock. The goals of the BSF are to foster biomedical research and to catalyze the development of genomic medicine in Vienna and Austria. The BSF is currently equipped with two Illumina HiSeq 2000 sequencers; and further machine purchases are planned for 2013/2014. Furthermore, the BSF is in the process of purchasing a laboratory robotics system that will allow large sample throughput through automatization of repetitive tasks. The BSF is also supported by a powerful scientific computing cluster, which is upgraded annually to keep pace with strongly increasing amounts of biomedical data. Genomics protocols that are routinely run by the BSF include: whole-genome sequencing, exome sequencing, epigenome mapping by ChIP-seq and whole-genome bisulfite sequencing, and transcriptome mapping by various forms of RNA-seq. Furthermore, the BSF collaborates with clinical labs at the MUV toward establishing genome sequencing as part of clinical diagnostics.
Associated Labs at CeMM
The Medical Epigenomics lab is headed by Dr. Christoph Bock and studies the contribution of epigenetic defects to cancer, utilizing both experimental and computational methods (http://medical-epigenomics.org/ and http://www.cemm.oeaw.ac.at/?id=235).
The Pediatric Immunogenomics lab is headed by Dr. Kaan Boztug, focusing on the work on the genetics and genomics of primary immundeficiencies, congenital bone marrow failure syndromes and malignant disorders of childhood (http://www.cemm.oeaw.ac.at/index.php?id=186).
The Cancer Genomics lab is headed by Dr. Robert Kralovics, investigating the genomic basis of chronic and acute hematological malignancies (http://www.cemm.oeaw.ac.at/index.php?id=33).
In addition to these three labs (which are physically co-located with the BSF), the facility maintains a broad network of collaborators across Vienna’s medical campus as well as nationally and internationally.