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Research Assistant (Pinheiro Lab)

Life Sciences
Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP)


The Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna pursues world-class research in basic molecular biology. It is located at the Vienna BioCenter and largely sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. With over 250 scientists from 40 countries, the IMP is committed to scientific discovery of fundamental molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying complex biological phenomena.


We are currently searching for a full-time research assistant, starting October, 1st , to work in the laboratory of Dr. Diana Pinheiro at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology in Vienna, Austria. The lab’s research focuses on understanding the molecular and biophysical mechanisms underlying early embryonic development, using the zebrafish embryo and human embryonic stem cell colonies as model systems. The lab employs a wide array of molecular biology, in vivo imaging, and biophysical approaches to identify new players involved in embryogenesis and characterise their mechanism of action.


Your qualifications:

The qualified applicant should have a theoretical background in molecular biology, and some laboratory experience (e.g. relevant research for a Master’s degree). Experience in molecular biology and genetics is highly desirable. Experience with zebrafish and/or cell culture, especially ES cells is desirable, but not strictly necessary. Similarly, experience with imaging and image analysis would be highly desirable. The research assistant would support the work on projects focusing on the molecular and biophysical mechanisms underlying embryogenesis, for instance, by designing and cloning new optogenetics tools or new fluorescent reporters. Finally, the applicant would also be responsible for organizing the lab, for example the management of purchases, stocks, and shared equipment.


Our offer:

We offer a young, dynamic, international work environment (employees come from 40 different countries), and a chance to make an important contribution to basic biomedical research. The position also offers opportunities for further training in multidisciplinary techniques spanning molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and biophysics. The annual gross salary starts from EUR 32,200 - or higher - for a full-time position (40 hrs/week), depending on qualification and experience. A full-time position would be desirable, but this is not a strict requirement and other arrangements could also be considered. The employment will be initially limited to one year, with possible extension.


The Research Institute of Molecular Pathology is an exciting international research organisation in the beautiful city of Vienna, embedded into the dynamic Campus Vienna BioCenter (www.viennabiocenter.org). The working language of the institute is English. The institute is an equal opportunity employer.


Please apply online here https://imba.jobbase.io/job/6d9ymjzm by August 31st, 2022, and send your CV, relevant transcripts, and preferably references as soon as possible. We look forward to your application and meeting you in person.



Name: Michael Rieder

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