Master Student Position in Osteoimmunology
- immunology, molecular biology, signaling networks
- Medical University of Vienna, Department of Rheumatology, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, 1090 Wien
We are looking for a highly motivated, talented and friendly Master Student to work in vivo as well as on cellular mechanisms analysing the regulatory function of miRNAs in bone metabolism.
Topic: MiRNAs were shown to play an important role in the regulation of many biological processes, in cancer as well as in immune cells, but also in connective tissue like bone. There is some evidence that certain miRNAs impact the bone metabolism very strongly, leading to massively increased bone formation. The bone is a complex tissue, always remodelled and not steady. This remodelling needs to be controlled precisely by the function of bone resorbing and bone forming cells. In this project we aim to analyse the role of a certain miRNA in these two cell types, which targets are regulated by it and therefore which impact this miRNA has on keeping the bone metabolism in homeostasis.
Tasks: This will include working with laboratory mice (bleeding, histological preparation, subcutaneous injections, tissue harvest), real-time PCR, µCT analysis, histological analysis of bone and cell culture with osteoblasts as well as osteoclasts. The selected student will participate in group meetings and progress reports at our department.
For this project, we are looking for an MSc student with the following skills:
- Bachelor degree in a relevant life science subject, including molecular biology, biochemistry, or biotechnology
- experimental training in molecular cell biology (and mouse work)
- high accuracy in scientific work and its documentation
- excellent written and oral communication skills in English
Duration: 10-12 months incl. writing of the Master thesis
The master thesis project includes a monthly scholarship of € 438,05 (exclusive one trial month and one month writing the thesis)
Starting date: as soon as possible
If you are interested to apply in order to become part of our team and to work in an outstanding research environment, you are welcome to submit your application including a CV indicating technical skills and a letter of motivation to victoria.saferding(at)meduniwien.ac.at
- Name: Victoria Saferding