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.