Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your excellent organizational and technical skills to tackle the challenges of children’s cancer?

Here is your chance to contribute to science that makes a difference!

I just established my research group on “Pediatric Tumor Initiation” at St.Anna CCRI and received the prestigious FWF START grant to tackle the questions of pediatric tumor initiation with innovative human stem cells based models (including 3D organoids). I am looking for a Technical Assistant who will play a key role in helping to establish the research base on “Pediatric Solid Tumor Models” and to become a guru of all the techniques that we use in our research. I am looking for someone who is fond of science, curious about new method development, enjoys bringing order to chaos and teaching others how to be organized.

In this responsible and challenging role, you will have the best opportunity to be part of a multidisciplinary competence center for pediatric cancer research and your actions will have a direct influence on uncovering new principles of pediatric cancer biology.


Find more information about:

- my research interests

- and myself


Your responsibilities

- You will be responsible for the purchasing and storing of research materials and maintaining the inventory of the materials to ensure uninterrupted work.

- You will be responsible for the maintenance of human stem cells cultures, development of new transgenic cell lines, performing quality controls and maintaining the biobank of the cells including necessary documentation.

- You will actively participate in the research projects by introducing and optimizing new relevant experimental techniques and assisting to perform experiments (3D organoids development, single cell omics preparations, immunostaining, confocal imaging techniques).

- You will support your PI in introducing incoming people to the established routines and regulations.

- You will be working in close collaboration with other technical assistants at the institute and facility management to ensure the adherence to the latest safety and good laboratory practice regulations.

- You will report about your work at the lab meetings


Your profile

What you bring for this position:

- Bachelor or Master’s degree in cell biology, biotechnology, molecular biology, cancer research or similar field

- Excellent technical skills: working with human pluripotent stem cells, molecular biology techniques (PCR, qPCR, etc), experience with 3D organoids and single cell omics cell preparations is a plus

- Interest in learning new techniques in case they are not familiar

- Exceptional organizational and record keeping skills

- Confident use of the basic software and motivation to adapt to new software necessary to perform work tasks when needed

- Team player with strong communication and social skills and a proactive “getting things done’’ mentality

- Self-motivation, enthusiasm, positive thinking, ability to work both independently and in collaboration with researchers and other technical assistants

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (German is not required but is a plus)


Our offer

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

- A challenging role in a meaningful, inspiring, and international environment

- An outstanding working atmosphere in young and dynamic team

- Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure

- Discounted lunch 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 € 3.130 gross (14x per year) on full-time basis with a view to increase based on your qualification and experience

- Initial support and onboarding to introduce you to all necessary tasks and routines

- Depending on the contribution to the experimental results, proper acknowledgement in the publications

- 1 year contract with the possibility of extension


Who we are

The St. Anna Children's Cancer Research Institute (St. Anna CCRI) is 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. St. Anna CCRI is a multidisciplinary and internationally networked center of excellence whose goal is to contribute to a sustainable improvement in the cure rates of childhood and adolescent cancers through innovative research and development. Due to the close cooperation between clinic and research, St. Anna Children's Cancer Research offers the ideal environment for cutting-edge research at a high international level and its implementation in clinical practice.

St. Anna CCRI is an equal opportunity employer. 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.


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Your application

We are looking forward to your application!

Applications should contain:

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. Motivation Letter (1 page including answers to questions: what makes this position attractive for you? What qualifications/personality traits make you a good fit? Please include examples of situations that put your skills to test)

3. Contact details of two references

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

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