Technical Assistant (m/f/d) in the field of LCH Biology

Technical Assistant (m/f/d) in the field of LCH Biology


Research Group:
LCH Biology

Working hours:

To strengthen our research team, we are looking for a Technical Assistant (m/f/d) with a strong interest in immunology and pediatric cancer. The suitable candidate will perform experiments to analyze patient samples and disease models, substantially contribute to the overall operation of the lab, and be involved in the development and implementation of novel assays. The Technical Assistant (m/f/d) will work in collaboration with other lab members, thus the ability to work in a team is essential.   We are an interdisciplinary lab focused on Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, a rare childhood cancer. We apply a wide range of cellular and molecular techniques to elucidate the cellular architecture of this disease and find new treatment options.

Your responsibilities

  • Contribution to general lab management (e.g. sample processing, preparation of general reagents, ordering)
  • Designing and performing experiments independently or in collaboration with other members of the lab
  • Learn different laboratory techniques (e.g. iPS cells, CRISPR/Cas9, next generation sequencing-based methods)

Your qualification

  • Bachelor or Master degree (or equivalent) in Life Sciences, Biology or Biotechnology with strong focus on wet-lab techniques
  • High motivation, commitment and curiosity
  • Good knowledge and experience in both cell culture and standard molecular techniques (e.g. PCR, DNA/RNA extraction); previous experience in flow cytometry or cell imaging is an advantage
  • Collaborative mindset
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English

Our offer

  • A meaningful, inspiring, and international environment
  • Focus on medically relevant problems, with a strong translational aspect and close collaboration with physicians and the clinical trial unit
  • An outstanding working atmosphere in a strong team with excellent research and development opportunities
  • Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Flexible working hours
  • 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 € 2.500,-- gross (14x per year) on full-time basis with a view to increase based on your qualification and experience

Who we are

The St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI), located in the center of Vienna, the world’s most livable city and one of Europe’s most important places for biomedical research and life sciences, is an international and multidisciplinary competence center striving to improve treatment of children and adolescents with cancer by connecting translational and clinical research with open-minded exploration of basic disease mechanisms. Through close cooperation between clinic and research, the CCRI provides an ideal environment for cutting-edge research and its translation into clinical practice. To achieve our ultimate goal of advancing the well-being of patients, the CCRI constantly pushes scientific boundaries and strongly promotes close collaboration and exchange with external institutions like the Medical University of Vienna, CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (IMBA) and the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP).


The 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.


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Your application

Please submit your application via email to Caroline Hutter, Applications should at least contain your Curriculum Vitae and your motivation letter. The deadline for the application is 23rd of December 2020. Applications will be reviewd on a rolling basis until the position is filled.