NGS Technologist (junior or senior)

CeMM - Research Center for Molecular Medicine
Job Location: 
1090 Vienna, Austria
Job Description: 

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 ( and
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 (
The Cancer Genomics lab is headed by Dr. Robert Kralovics, investigating the genomic basis of chronic and acute hematological malignancies (
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.


The Candidate
We are looking for highly motivated candidates with strong practical background in molecular biology, high-throughput genomics and/or medical diagnostics with a focus on DNA-based assays and technologies. As we seek candidates both for a more junior position and for a more senior position, there is flexibility in terms of the level of academic qualification (e.g., MTA, Diploma, Master or PhD). The ideal candidate would have experience working in an environment that requires high levels of accuracy even under time pressure, and at the same time a problem-solver mindset and experience with developing and validating novel protocols. Experience with high-throughput methods such as next-generation sequencing, microarrays and/or laboratory robotics is a plus that should be highlighted in the application letter, but are not mandatory. Finally, given that CeMM works at the forefront of global biomedical research, intellectual curiosity, flexibility and dedication to science are major success factors for any candidate.

Contact Information: 

Applicants should submit
Please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts and contact details of three referees to Please indicate the reference code in the subject line: BSF Technician.

Extended Deadline for Applications: 15 January 2013

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About Our Organization: 

The Institute []
The CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine is an international and interdisciplinary research institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Driven by medical needs, CeMM integrates basic research and clinical expertise to pursue innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches focused on cancer, inflammation and immune disorders. CeMM is located in a new tailor-made building at the center of the Vienna Medical University campus, within walking distance of Vienna’s historical city center. According to a study by “The Scientist”, CeMM is among the top-5 best places to work in academia world-wide
( Vienna is frequently ranked the world’s best city to live. It is a United Nations city with a large English-speaking community. The official language at CeMM is English, as more than 30 different nationalities are represented.