Research Scientist - Molecular Biology, Nucleic Acid Research and Assay Development - Reference No. 201701083

Job Location
Lexogen GmbH Campus Vienna Biocenter 5
1030 Vienna
Remuneration will be according to experience and performance (Disclaimer according to Austrian Law: Minimum base salary is EURO 3.400,– per month for a fulltime position). The salary will be adjusted to match your qualification and experience.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a fast-developing young biotech company and to help shaping a future leader in the gene expression analysis market.

Job Description

We are looking for an innovative research scientist to join our team who wants to play an active role in the development of new products for the transcriptomics market. This position is available immediately. 

  • Development of novel assays for nucleic acid characterization
  • Focus on all molecular biological aspects of scalable protocols
  • Transfer of proof-of-principle experiments into kit products
  • Design, realization, and evaluation of experiments, sound reporting
  • Instructing and leading of technical assistants
  • Providing scientific expertise through hands-on experience and literature research
  • PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, or related subject in life science
  • Experience in the field of RNA, enzymatic reactions, and assay design, as well as
  • Expertise in sequencing technologies, especially NGS technology are requirements
  • Experience with single-cell technology is an asset
  • Experience with GLP, GMP, and quality management is of advantage
  • Thorough analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced start-up environment with high personal responsibility
  • Open-minded, creative, and courageous personality
  • Excellent command of the English language
How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send your detailed CV and cover letter stating Reference No 201701083 to: (contact person: Stephan Dörr). If you have any questions, please contact

About Our Organization

Lexogen is a biotech company based in Vienna, Austria, focusing on the development of technologies for complete transcriptome sequencing. Our product portfolio offers solutions for diverse RNA analysis applications and includes kits for whole transcriptome sequencing, expression profiling, full-length cDNA amplification, RNA extraction, rRNA depletion, poly(A) RNA selection as well as spike-in RNA controls and software for RNA-Seq data analysis. We are operating state-of-the-art offices, R&D and production facilities. Importantly we are a committed team that has successfully developed and launched an expanding product portfolio into the Next Generation Sequencing market, one of the most exciting, hottest and fastest growing areas in the Genomics field. Learn more at 

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