Close Menu

Technical Assistant (75 %)

Organization
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases
Job Location
Lazarettgasse 14
1090 Vienna
Austria
Job Description

The group is looking for a highly motivated and well-organized technical assistant, who will
be fully integrated into the scientific projects. This position is ideally suited for individuals
who seek to participate in every aspect of laboratory activities, such as data analysis, wet
bench research, budgeting and lab management. As a career-building benefit, the successful
applicant will receive the necessary training to independently design, conduct and
interpret experiments.


Tasks and responsibilities include:


 Human blood processing (PBMC isolation & purification of immune cell subsets)
 Establishment and propagation of primary human cells lines
 Flow cytometry & fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS)
 Immunofluorescent and live-cell microscopy
 Biochemistry (SDS-PAGE Western blotting)
 Molecular biology techniques (PCR, cloning, CRISPR/Cas9, viral preparations)
 Data analysis (including statistical analysis and visualization of quantitative data)
 Documentation, interpretation and reporting of experiments and results
 Contribution to lab management (ordering, preparation of general reagents and budgeting)

Requirements

- Bachelor degree in Life Sciences or a TA/MTA diploma, Master degree is considered a plus
- Wet lab experience in molecular or cell biology techniques
- Fluency in English, proficiency in German is an asset

How to Apply

Please send your CV and additional application materiel to [email protected]. Your application should consist of the following documents:
 CV
 Motivation letter (describing your career goals and explaining why you are the ideal candidate for this position)
 Relevant degrees and certificates
 Names and contact of 2 references
 Optional: publication list


Deadline for the application is Friday, January 31, 5 pm (GMT +1).

About Our Organization

Our group is part of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases (LBI-RUD) and is located within the Dermatology Department of the Vienna General Hospital (Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien), one of Europe’s largest university hospitals in the heart of the city. We have access to state-of-the art technology platforms, close collaborations with geneticists and clinicians, as well as basic researchers, particularly in our renowned partner institutions, namely the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Medical University of Vienna (MedUni Vienna), and the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI).

Nature Careers reports that male researchers at US federal agencies are paid more than their female counterparts, despite mechanisms to prevent wage disparities.

CNBC reports that many STEM majors, despite their generally higher pay, regret their choice of field.

Nature survey reports that PhD students' experiences can be frustrating, but also satisfying.

A proposed rule would deem graduate students at private institutions to not be employees, which ScienceInsider reports might affect unionization efforts.