The Moriggl laboratory at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, is recruiting a highly motivated Technical Assistant to join our collaborative, ambitious and international team of scientists working in the field of cancer biology and translational cancer research. In your role as a Technical Assistant, you will be responsible for lab management and organization, assisting with experimental work and teaching students. You will be exposed to and trained in cutting-edge cancer research techniques and models. The suitable candidate will work in collaboration with other lab members, thus the ability to work in a team is essential.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Collaboration and independent work on research projects in the field of cancer cell signaling, with a focus on blood cancers and developing targeted therapies.
  • Laboratory organization, ordering and administrative support.
  • Microscopy-based imaging and quantification of histological tissue sections using state-of-the-art technology.
  • Assisting with the analysis of mouse models.
  • Support with teaching and supervision of Bachelor/MSc students.

Expertise and skills

  • Life sciences degree (MSc or equivalent).
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • High accuracy and attention-to-detail, reliable and motivated.
  • Strong experience in cell culture, molecular biology (PCR, qPCR) and protein biochemistry (Western blot) techniques. Experience in microscopy is an asset (training will be provided).
  • Friendly, collaborative, able to work well in a team as well as independently teach new students.
  • Experience in laboratory management / ordering would be preferred.
  • German and English language skills (C1-Level).
  • FELASA (or equivalent) course and experience working with mice would be favorable.

Our lab

We are a dynamic, enthusiastic and highly collaborative group, and our research is focused on the JAK-STAT core cancer pathway. We explore the molecular functions of JAK kinases and STAT transcription factors to gain insights into mechanisms controlling blood cancer initiation and progression. We also focus on testing and developing new targeted cancer therapies, and have established expertise in generating and analyzing mouse models for translational cancer research. We have also established a state-of-the-art histopathology platform using TissueGnostics for next-generation digital pathology of tissues for cancer research, and the successful candidate will be trained and integrated into this platform.

Our lab is located at the beautiful campus of the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, the world’s most livable city and one of Europe’s most important places for biomedical research and life sciences.

The position

The position offered is full-time (40 hours/week) on a 2-year contract. The successful candidate will be employed according to the salary for a Biomedical Analyst (BMA) as defined by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), which is typically an annual gross salary of slightly above EUR 35,000.

Starting date: February 2021

Application submission

Please submit your application via email to heidi.neubauer@vetmeduni.ac.at. Applications should at least contain your Curriculum Vitae, your motivation letter and contact details of two references. The deadline for the application is 15th of January 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.