Master Thesis in the field of molecular medicine

The St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI)

Job Overview

St. Anna Kinderkrebsforschung CCRI - Children`s Cancer Researche Institute

Master Thesis in the field of molecular medicine


Research area:
Molecular Biology of Solid Tumors

Working hours:
Full time

To strengthen our excellent research team, which is focused on the investigation of molecular mechanisms and pre-clinical models of childhood cancers for the development of innovative treatment approaches, we are looking for a Master student (m/f/d) to start from October 1st 2020.

As a Master student, you will

  • Be part of an ambitious interdisciplinary research project on mechanisms and in vitro modelling of lung metastases in pediatric solid tumors
  • Obtain experience in state-of-the-art molecular biology
  • Learn multiple cell biology, molecular biology, and omics methods including single cell sequencing, organoid bioprinting and drug screening technologies
  • Bring in your own ideas and expertise

Your profile

  • Bachelor in molecular life sciences, biotechnology or similar
  • First work experience (in the form of internships) in working with cell cultures and in basic molecular biology techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (German not required)
  • Proactive personality and high level of enthusiasm
  • Willingness to learn and a structured working style

Our offer

  • Master thesis in the group Moleculer Biology of Solid Tumors, under the supervision of Prof. Heinrich Kovar, PhD.
  • A 12 months contract for a challenging position in a meaningful, inspiring and international setting
  • An outstanding working atmosphere in a strong team
  • Flexible working hours, discounted lunch in our canteen and other great benefits
  • Excellent location in the center of Vienna with excellent public transport connections
  • A monthly allowance of € 460,66,–

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).

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