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Job Type: Wissenschaftliche Jobausschreibungen

Technical Assistant in Cancer Research

Cancer Research, Drug Development, Molecular Biology,
University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
Closing Date


The Moriggl laboratory at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, is recruiting a highly motivated Technical Assistant to join our collaborative, ambitious and international team of scientists working in the field of cancer biology and translational cancer research. In your role as a Technical Assistant, you will have the opportunity to work with cancer cell lines and mouse transplant models. You will perform drug treatments in vitro and in vivo using promising candidate drug compounds for targeted therapy against hematopoietic cancers. You will be exposed to and trained in cutting-edge cancer research techniques and models. The suitable candidate will work in collaboration with other lab members, thus the ability to work in a team is essential.


Responsibilities and tasks

• Collaboration and independent work on research projects in the field of cancer cell signaling, with a focus on blood cancers and developing targeted therapies.

• Culturing and characterization of multiple hematopoietic cell lines, and drug testing thereof with various compounds.

• Treatment of mice transplanted with leukemia (myeloid or lymphoid) cell lines.

• Monitoring of mice and regular tracing of injected tumor cells (RFP, Luciferase).

• Microscopy-based imaging and quantification of histological tissue sections using state-of-the-art technology.

• Support with teaching and supervision of Bachelor/MSc students.


Expertise and skills

• Life sciences degree (MSc or equivalent).

• Strong experience in cell culture, molecular biology (PCR, qPCR), protein biochemistry (Western blot) and flow cytometry techniques. Experience in microscopy is an asset (training will be provided).

• Experience working with mice (handling, intraperitoneal injection, necropsy) and completed FELASA (or equivalent) course are highly favorable.

• Excellent communication and organizational skills.

• High accuracy and attention-to-detail, reliable and motivated.

• Friendly, collaborative, able to work well in a team as well as independently teach new students.

• English language skills (C1-Level).


Our lab

We are a dynamic, enthusiastic and highly collaborative group, and our research is focused on the JAK-STAT core cancer pathway. We explore the molecular functions of JAK kinases and STAT transcription factors to gain insights into mechanisms controlling blood cancer initiation and progression. We currently focus on testing and developing new targeted cancer therapies, and have established expertise in generating and analyzing mouse models for translational cancer research.

Our lab is located at the beautiful campus of the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, the world’s most livable city and one of Europe’s most important places for biomedical research and life sciences.


The position

The position offered is full-time (40 hours/week) on a 1-year contract. The successful candidate will be employed according to the salary for a Biomedical Analyst (BMA) as defined by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), which is typically an annual gross salary of slightly above EUR 35,000.

Starting date: May 2021


Application submission

Please submit your application via email to richard.moriggl(at) and tobias.suske(at) Applications should at least contain your Curriculum Vitae, your motivation letter and contact details of two references. The deadline for the application is 15th of April 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Main contact
Name: Tobias Suske
Name: Richard Moriggl

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