A position as a Research Assistant at the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the Medical University of Vienna is available as of January 2023.

We are seeking enthusiastic candidates to join our group. The successful applicant will work together with a junior PI (Nikolina Papac-Milicevic) in the laboratory of Christoph Binder to explore the role of immune response in kidney transplantation.


The Binder group is an international team of scientists involved in top-notch research in understanding innate immune processes involved in inflammation. We are committed to pushing the frontiers of knowledge and making notable contributions to immunology.

More detailed information about us can be seen on: https://t3-org1.meduniwien.ac.at/index.php?id=11081


The main duties in this position include establishing novel ELISAs for monitoring immunological parameters from the human transplantation cohort. In addition, this position requires working with various in vivo models involved in metabolism and inflammation.

General laboratory management and organizational skills are also part of the job requirements, including the establishment of SOPs and protocol development. We would expect the candidate to be proficient in MS Office. Advanced computer skills or experiences with specialized analysis software tools are considered a plus.



You should have a degree in biology, chemistry, or biotechnology (MTA, CTA, B.Sc., M.Sc., Mag., DI) and an excellent background in molecular biology and biochemistry. Certified training as a Lab Animal Technician plus practical experience working with mice is not a prerequisite but will be considered an advantage.

Your work will assist in the advancement and development of modern medicine and science. Therefore, we are looking for someone who is well-organized, able to keep clear records, interested in learning new techniques, and able to work independently but as part of a research team. The working language is English, and excellent written and oral communication skills as well as high accuracy, reliability, and excellent interpersonal skills are a requirement.

This position is ideal for everyone interested in getting more lab experience, or simply for a person who wants to work in a highly simulative environment.


Applicants should submit:

A cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, names, and contact details of ideally two referees. Please send all documents in English to: birgit.schlag-edler(at)meduniwien.ac.at

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Department of Laboratory Medicine


Medical University of Vienna




02. Jänner 2024


15. Jänner 2024


Birgit Schlag-Edler

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