Technical Assistant at CeMM in Vienna

CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
Job Location: 
Vienna, Austria
Job Description: 

The Boztug Lab at CeMM, the Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, seeks to fill the open position of a TECHNICAL ASSISTANT (Reference code: #TA-KBo)

The focus of the group is on the identification of monogenetic defects of the immune system and their pathophysiologic consequences (for some recent publications see e.g. Boztug K et al NEJM 2009; Glocker EO*, Kotlarz D*, Boztug K* et al NEJM 2009; Salzer E et al Blood 2013). Kaan Boztug has been awarded the prestigious START Prize of the FWF – Austrian Science Fund and a Starting Grant of the ERC – European Research Council, the highest research prizes for young researchers in Austria and Europe.

The Boztug lab is a fully equipped molecular biology laboratory in a shared environment with cell culture and multi-color flow cytometry on the same floor within a brand new building. All equipment needed for state-of-the art genomic investigations such as SNP arrays and deep sequencing are immediately accessible on the same floor of the building. The group is embedded in a multidisciplinary and highly collaborative systems biology/molecular medicine research environment providing access to state-of-the-art mass-spectrometry, bioinformatics, automated chemical biological screening platform and animal facilities, including BSL2 suites. The group of Kaan Boztug works on the elucidation hitherto unkown inherited disorders of the hematological system with a focus on immunological disorders (so-called primary immunodeficiencies). The molecular investigation of the mechanisms underlying these disorders will improve understanding of the hierarchical organization of the immune system and also be an important step towards the development of novel therapeutic strategies for such patients. In the context of this work, the Boztug group applies a combination of genetic and genomic technologies including so-called next generation sequencing technologies along with a range of cell and molecular biological techniques.

The group is looking for a highly motivated and well-organized Technical Assistant who will be fully integrated into the scientific projects and will receive the necessary training to independently design, conduct and analyze experiments. In addition, the candidate is expected to contribute to the infrastructure and operation of the lab. This position offers the great opportunity to apply your skills for a better understanding of genetics, immunity and molecular medicine.


The successful applicant should have experience in a least two of the following areas:

• protein biochemistry (preparation of cell lysates, SDS-PAGE, Western blotting)
• multicolor flow cytometry
• molecular biology techniques (cloning, PCR, plasmid preparation)
• next generation sequencing (sample preparation, quality control)

A Bachelor degree in Life Science (or Magister/CTA/MTA), excellent interpersonal and organizational as well as good working knowledge of English are required.

Contact Information: 

Applicants should submit: A cover letter (why you are the ideal candidate for this position), a curriculum vitae and names and contact details of two suggested referees, using the reference code: #TA-KBo.

Application Deadline: 15 May 2013

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. The official language at CeMM is English, as more than 30 different nationalities are represented. According to a study by “The Scientist”, CeMM is among the three best places in the world to do a postdoc (excluding US institutions), see: Moreover, CeMM has been recently ranked by The Scientist as one of the Best Places to Work Academia 2012 worldwide (link: Vienna, located in the heart of Europe, is a United Nations city with a large English-speaking community. It is frequently ranked the world’s best city to live.

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