We are seeking to employ a highly motivated individual who would like to be part of a dynamic Research Group focusing on RNA biology at the Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Medical University of Vienna (MUW).

What we offer:

• An exciting academic environment, which is perfect for learning how to efficiently employ a variety of molecular biology techniques;

• Access to cutting-edge technologies including recombinant protein expression and purification, next-generation sequencing, mass spectrometry, and CRISPR/Cas-mediated gene-editing;

• Active participation in a variety of research projects in house or in collaboration with other institutes;

• Further career development within MUW programs for employees;

• Salary paid according to the collective agreement for university employees (employment group IIIA);

• A time-limited contract (one year) with the option to become permanent (depending on the performance of the successful applicant).

Required qualifications:

• Matura or equivalent qualification;

• Training as a technical assistant, or holder of a university degree (B.Sc. or M.Sc.) in a subject area with chemical-biological relevance.

What we expect:

• An open-minded and proactive approach to any given task;

• Knowledge of basic molecular biology techniques;

• Ability to handle hazardous materials according to strict safety and disposal guidelines;

• Self-reliant setting-up of experiments, meticulous recording, and the ability to independently evaluate experimental results;

• Maintenance of databases for lab organization and diligent ordering of chemicals and lab materials;

• Fluent in both spoken and written English.

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