We are recruiting a Postdoc-level Lab Scientist (f/m/d) for the Precision Oncology pillar at the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (St. Anna CCRI) together with Labdia Labordiagnostik GmbH (Labdia).

The Precision Oncology pillar aims to support selection of more effective treatments for children and adolescents with newly diagnosed, treatment refractory or relapsing solid cancers and leukemia. Combining molecular profiling, functional chemosensitivity testing and molecular disease monitoring, the program will bridge CCRI’s long-standing translational and clinical research activities (Fetahu IS et al, Nat Commun, 2023; Peneder P et al, Nat Commun, 2021) and Labdia’s diagnostic expertise.

The Lab Scientist (f/m/d) will be responsible for the conceptualization, implementation and coordination of the Precision Oncology Program and work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and clinicians, external partner institutions/hospitals and the Research Management Office (RMO).


Your responsibilities

-) Develop a cutting-edge functional high-content screening platform, organoid models and integrate molecular profiling for childhood solid cancers

-) Supervision of lab technical assistants

-) Communication with various project stakeholders (oncologists, bioinformaticians, biologists, legal experts and external partner institutions/hospitals)

-) Participate and support national and international networking activities in the Precision Oncology field

-) Dissemination of project results at national and international conferences and publications

-) Coordinate acquisition of third-party funds


Your profile

What you bring for this position:

-) PhD degree and proven track record in life sciences or another related field

-) Knowledge in clinical oncology, or another medical-related field would be an asset

-) Proven track record in cancer genomics, drug-screening platforms or pharmacology

-) Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (German not required) with the ability to communicate effectively at different levels of technical knowledge is mandatory

-) Ability to work independently, self-motivated and creatively


Our offer

Does this sound interesting? This is our offer to you:

-) An exciting position with an initial fixed-term contract for one year and upon performance assessment, possibility of contract extension/unlimited contract

-) A meaningful, inspiring, and international environment

-) An outstanding working atmosphere in a strong team with excellent research and development opportunities

-) Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure

-) Flexible working hours and other great benefits

-) Great location in the center of Vienna, a capital of biomedical research in Europe with excellent quality of life

-) A fair and attractive salary package starting at € 3.300-- gross (14x per year) on full-time basis with a view to increase based on your qualification and experience


Who we are

The St. Anna Children's Cancer Research Institute (St. Anna CCRI) and Labdia Labordiagnostik GmbH (subsidiary of the St. Anna CCRI) are located in the heart of Vienna, the most livable city in the world and one of the most important sites for biomedical research in Europe. While Labdia specializes in the development and implementation of innovative diagnostic methods in the fields of hematology, oncology, infectiology and human genetics, St. Anna CCRI is a multidisciplinary and internationally networked center of excellence whose objective is to contribute to sustainable improvement of the cancer cure rates of children and adolescents through innovative research and development. By focused integration of clinical and research activities, the St. Anna CCRI provides an ideal environment for cutting-edge research at a high international level, while Labdia, as a national and international reference center, ensures the diagnostic implementation in clinical practice.

St. Anna CCRI and Labdia are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We value diversity and are committed to providing a work environment of mutual respect to everyone without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, age, gender identity or expression, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Find more information here: https://ccri.at/ and https://www.labdia.at/


Your application

We are looking forward to your application! Applications should at least contain your Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter, list of publications (please mark / explain your three top contributions), and the contact details of three references.

The application deadline is the 15.01.2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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