Laboratory Technician in Gastrointestinal Biology (m/f/d)

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The Busslinger Laboratory, with its dual affiliation to CeMM, the Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the Medical University of Vienna, is seeking a highly motivated Lab Technician to join an international team of scientists working on research questions related to the gastrointestinal tract.

Your tasks 

You will collaborate with members of the lab and independently take responsibility for sub-targets of their projects. Depending on the project, you will be trained in methods such as:

  • Establishment of organoid lines from fresh tissue samples
  • Generation of genetically modified organoid lines using CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing tools or lentiviral transfection (e.g. reporter and knockout lines)
  • Bacterial infection experiments
  • Support for CRISPR or chemical compound screens
  • Various sequencing technologies

You will assist our lab manager with his tasks:

  • Lab organization
  • Managing purchases for the research group

Your profile 

The successful candidate will have the following relevant qualifications:

  • Degree in Life Sciences (Bachelor, Master or equivalent)
  • Eager to join a young, up-and-coming team
  • Highly motivated and committed with a proactive attitude
  • High accuracy
  • Reliability
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

The following aspects are considered a plus:

  • Previous experience in cell culture techniques (ideally organoids)
  • Expertise in cellular and molecular techniques (e.g. cloning, PCR, DNA and RNA isolation)
  • Knowledge of gastrointestinal epithelial biology

The Busslinger Lab 

Our research interest is in the epithelial biology of the human gastrointestinal tract, with a particular focus on the stomach and colon. We aim to improve our understanding of how individual cell types are generated, what their molecular functions are, how they are regulated and how they interact with nutrients, microbiota and other environmental factors. We are also interested in deciphering what happens during the development of inflammatory diseases and how specific cell types contribute to these processes. To answer all these questions, we analyze fresh human material, e.g. by single-cell RNA sequencing experiments, and establish human organoid cultures, which are subsequently functionally studied using genome editing and high-throughput sequencing approaches such as RNA and ATAC sequencing. The Busslinger lab is currently a small team of two PhD students and a lab manager. The group is physically located at the Medical University of Vienna in the General Hospital of Vienna (AKH), just across the street from CeMM, a 2-minute walk away. The adjunct affiliation of the group to CeMM provides a unique opportunity to combine translational research with cutting-edge research methods. www.busslingerlab.com

About the Institutes

CeMM is an international research institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a founding member of EU-LIFE. The mission of CeMM, the Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences is to achieve maximum scientific innovation in molecular medicine to improve healthcare. At CeMM, an international and creative team of scientists and medical doctors pursues free-minded basic life science research in a large and vibrant hospital environment of outstanding medical tradition and practice. At CeMM, an international and creative team of scientists and medical doctors pursues free-minded basic life science research in a large and vibrant hospital environment of outstanding medical tradition and practice. CeMM’s research is based on post-genomic technologies and focuses on societally important diseases, such as immune disorders and infections, cancer, aging and metabolic disorders. CeMM operates in a unique mode of super-cooperation, connecting biology with medicine, experiments with computation, discovery with translation, and science with society and the arts. CeMM discovers and develops technologies to explore human biology with the purpose of defeating disease at its roots. Because Science is our Medicine! CeMM trains a modern blend of biomedical scientists and is located at the campus of the General Hospital and the Medical University of Vienna. CeMM is a proud recipient of the HR Excellence in Research Award (HRS4R). This award indicates that CeMM takes care of the well-being of its employees, that the recruitment process is open, fair, and transparent, and that CeMM offers professional appraisals and career development procedures.   More than 150 people from 49 nationalities are working at CeMM. The institute promotes equal opportunity and harbors a mix of different talents, backgrounds, competences, and interests. www.cemm.at

The Medical University of Vienna (MedUni), together with the Vienna University Hospital, is one of the most tradition-rich medical education and research institutions in Europe. Today, it is the largest medical training institution in the German-speaking region and one of the most important top research institutes in Europe in the field of biomedicine. The close contact between clinicians and basic researchers enables a lively exchange that is the basis for groundbreaking discoveries.

 We offer

  • Work within an experienced, interdisciplinary, and international team at one of Austria’s leading research institutes
  • Ample opportunities to contribute and gain experience in a key area of biomedical research and precision medicine
  • An inspiring workplace with an international setting, strong team spirit, and an excellent work climate
  • A wide range of social, cultural, and sports activities organized by the institute
  • Excellent employee benefits including full insurance coverage (health, accident, retirement), health care services, subsidized cafeteria
  • Minimum monthly gross salary of  EUR 2.677,00 paid out 14 times yearly (following the recommendations of FWF)
  • Support for relocating to Vienna is provided (relocation reimbursement, visa support, etc.) 

Please apply online (https://cemm.onlyfy.jobs/job/8kho1ub4) with cover letter, CV , and contact details of 2 referees. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Additional information

City Vienna

Position type Full-time employee

Start of work 01.07.2024


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Laboratory Technician in Gastrointestinal Biology (m/f/d)
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