The Biomedical Sequencing Facility is Austria’s leading technology platform and service provider for next generation sequencing (NGS) and genomics in biomedicine. It is located at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, working in close collaboration with the Medical University of Vienna, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases, and the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Center.
To keep up with rapid growth, we are searching a highly motivated NGS Technician (entry-level position) or NGS Technologist (for candidates with strong prior experience in the field) who wants to contribute to the booming field of personalized and genomic medicine. The successful candidate will operate the latest genome sequencing equipment and contribute to high-quality sequencing services to biomedical research and genomic medicine. At CeMM, we take career development of our staff seriously. For example, we will train the successful candidate in state-of-the-art technologies that are in high demand in academia and industry, and we encourage contribution and co-authorship in publications. Importantly, genomic medicine is a hot topic in Austria and internationally, thus creating a highly promising area for future career development.
- Library preparation for next generation sequencing (manually and/or with automated robotic systems)
- Next generation sequencing on Illumina (NovaSeq, HiSeq 3000/4000, NextSeq, Miseq, etc.) and nanopore machines
- Optimization and testing of new protocols, e.g. cancer genomics, single-cell sequencing, and epigenome profiling
- Troubleshooting of technical problems in the sample preparation and sequencing workflows
- Contribution to lab management, training of new lab members, and scientific publications
- Optimization and testing of new protocols, often in close coordination with BSF customers
- Customer support, interaction with researchers, and collaborative projects
- We ask for a time commitment of at least 3 years (candidates considering a PhD should apply instead to the CeMM PhD Program)