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Junior Scientist (m/f) in the field of Biological Barriers

Biological Barriers
AIT, Muthgasse 11/2, 1190 Vienna
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- You work on the role of biological barriers in health and disease with a focus on the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and the blood-saliva barrier (BSB).

- You investigate the transport of potential biomarkers (proteins, ncRNAs) and biomarker sources (e.g. exosomes) across the BBB and BSB.

- You are interested in non-invasive biomarker liquid sources such as saliva and verify causal links between disease status and the presence of related biomarker molecules.



- You combine high-through put screening methods and cutting-edge cell culture models of the BBB and BSB to evaluate the revelance of biomarkers.

- You study the role of the microenvironment on barrier functionality under healthy and disease conditions.

- You implement novel methods to follow the intracellular fate of biomarker molecules.



- You support and supervise Master and PhD students in the lab, publish results in leading scientific journals and write project proposals.

- You obtain validated cell culture models of the BBB and BSB and elucidate species differences.

- You are integrated in an interdisciplinary team evaluating in vitro/in vivo correlations.


Your qualifications as Ingenious Partner:

- PhD in life sciences, e.g. molecular biology, molecular medicine, biotechnology, neurosciences, pharmaceutical sciences or a related field

- Experimental skills in cell culture (preferentially endothelial, epithelial, hiPS cells, fibroblasts), proteinchemistry and molecular biology

- Excellent communication skills in English

- Strong sense for responsibility and team spirit



Then send your application documents, including certificates and photo to:

Maria Leonhard-Maurer, MSc, Head of Human Resources

maria.leonhard-maurer(at); +43 (0) 50550-2032,


Main contact
Name: PD DI Dr. Winfried Neuhaus

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