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Job Type: Wissenschaftliche Jobausschreibungen

Master Student

Translational Cancer Research
Medical Univ. of Vienna
Closing Date


Subject: Epigenetics; DNA and RNA based omics; Translational cancer research


Place of work: Department of Surgery (Anna Spiegel Forschungsgebäude), Medical University of Vienna


Starting date: 01.11.2017 or later, first round of interviews starting immediately.


Duration: 9+ (work) + 3 (writing and finishing) months


Topic: Analysis of epigenetic changes in colorectal and ovarian cancer, partly associated with chemotherapy resistance.

The candidate will prepare DNA from isolated and sorted cell nuclei (and RNA) for bisulfite sequencing and small or normal RNA sequencing and do immunohistochemical and immunofluorescence stainings on FFPE tumor tissues. Stained slides will be scanned (TissueFAXS) and quantitatively analyzed (CellProfiler Software). Furthermore, tumor material of patients (solid tumor tissues and ascites) will be processed and cell culture experiments performed.


Additional information:



• University/FH student in the field of molecular biology/biomedical sciences/biochemistry (with interest in bioinformatics)

• Careful and diligent

• High motivation; good communication and team player skills

• Experience in bioinformatics (Linux) is a plus

• German language is also a plus


Payment: according MUW scheme (Forschungsbeihilfe € 440 per month; 12 months)


If you are interested, please send your applications including a letter of motivation as soon as possible to:

Dietmar Pils (Principal Investigator)

Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics, and Intelligent Systems (CeMSIIS)

Spitalgasse 23

Department of Surgery – Anna Spiegel Forschungsgebäude

Lazarettgasse 14

A-1090 Vienna, Austria

Email: dietmar.pils(at)


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Name: dietmar pils

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