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PostDoc or Staff Scientist (f/m/d) in Computational Biology

Computational Biology
St. Anna Kinderkrebsforschung/Children's Cancer Research Institute


Are you looking for a highly ambitious research position that combines computational biology and machine learning with cell fate engineering and cutting-edge sequencing technologies?

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


The ERC-funded Tomazou group at the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (St. Anna CCRI) is recruiting a computational biologist who will focus on childhood cancer and precision medicine. In this senior role as a postdoc or staff scientist, you will be part of a multidisciplinary competence center for pediatric cancer research working on understanding childhood cancers and developing new therapies. You will contribute to experimental design and perform method development and integrative data analysis on large datasets produced by a wide range of methodologies (e.g., large-scale functional screens, ribosome profiling, long-read sequencing, mass spectrometry, cell-free DNA analysis, single-cell sequencing and spatial profiling technologies). You will be a key member of an ambitious research group at St. Anna CCRI, closely interacting with the institute’s bioinformatics team and with the research group of Christoph Bock at CeMM and the Institute of Artificial Intelligence at the Medical University of Vienna.


Research projects pursued by the Tomazou group are supported by an ERC Consolidator grant and grants funded by the Vienna Science & Technology Fund (with Christoph Bock as a co-PI) and the Austian Science Fund (FWF).


Information about the Tomazou group can be found here:






Your responsibilities

- Data processing and analysis: Interpret, integrate, and maintain multi-omics datasets with help from the Biomedical Sequencing Facility at CeMM, the bioinformatics facility at St. Anna CCRI, and scientists in the Bock lab.

- Software and technology development: Implement software and analysis pipelines for data analysis and develop novel tools and pipelines necessary for testing hypotheses using our experimental systems.

- Bioinformatic analyses for ongoing projects: Lead the data analysis of large-scale projects in the Tomazou group with intellectual project involvement and close interactions with wet lab scientists. Provide support, teach other scientists, contribute to manuscript and grant writing, present at scientific conferences.


Your profile

What you bring for this position:

- PhD degree in a related area (e.g. bioinformatics, computer science, genome biology, physics, or another quantitative field)

- Strong programming skills (proficiency in either R or Python is a must), experience working with large datasets, good understanding of statistics, machine learning (this can be learned/refined on-the-job)

- Strong understanding of molecular biology and genomics, ideally in the field of cancer research

- High accuracy, organizational skills, reliability, precision under time pressure, and good team player

- Motivation and commitment to pursue ambitious research, eager to learn, proactive scientific mindset, creativity, getting-things-done attitude

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (German not required)

- At least one first-author paper in a peer reviewed journal


Our offer

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

- An exciting and promising research project in an inspiring and international environment

- An outstanding working atmosphere in young and dynamic team funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant

- Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure for childhood cancer research including computational biology

- Flexible working hours, 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

- An attractive salary package according to the Austrian Science Fund FWF (https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/personnel-costs/) for a PostDoc role. As Staff Scientist you can expect a fair and attractive salary package starting at € 3.300 gross (14 times per year) on a full-time basis with a view to increase based on your qualifications and experience.


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, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity or expression, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.


Find more information here: https://ccri.at/


Your application

We are looking forward to your application! Applications should include your Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter, list of publications (please mark / explain your three top contributions), and the contact details of three references.

The application deadline is the 5 November 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Name: Karin Hartl-Schmitzer
Telefon: +431404700

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