As a predoctoral university assistant, you will complement the research team around Verena Dirsch at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Vienna. You will be given the opportunity to complete your doctoral thesis and to be part of our teaching team.

Our research work uses techniques such as cell culture, Western Blot analysis, qPCR and other cell and molecular biology techniques.

The project you will be working on is revolved around small molecules targeting pancreatic β-cell functions. You will screen compounds and establish cellular assays to allow profiling of their biological activities. You will collaborate with synthetic chemists, phytochemists and structural biologists. Next to your research project, you contribute to teaching & administration.

Your profile includes:

  • Completed Master's degree in the field of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, or a similar field.
  • Excellent knowledge of molecular and cell biology; understanding of structural biology and pharmacology is a plus. Experience with cell culture and molecular biology techniques (RT-qPCR, Western blot, ideally flow-cytometry and confocal microscopy etc.)
  • Basic experience in academic writing and research (e.g. within the scope of your master thesis).
  • Excellent command of English (reading, writing, speaking) and basic German proficiency (or willingness to learn German)

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