Technical Assistant (m/f/d)
To strengthen our excellent research team, which is focused on the development and research of innovative approaches for the treatment of childhood cancer, we are looking for a highly motivated Technical Assistant (m/f/d). In this responsible role, you will have the unique opportunity to be part of a multidisciplinary competence center for pediatric oncology and to have a direct influence on the development of new cancer therapies.
In the group of Eva Maria König, we are using humanized mouse models to improve our knowledge about the interaction of the immune system and cancer. Our aims are to find novel therapeutics to overcome immunosuppression and to reactivate the immune system to fight effectively against cancer. The use of in vivo mouse models will provide the opportunity to mimic the concerted interplay of pediatric leukemia and immune cells. We use a broad spectrum of techniques, including biochemical approaches, immune-fluorescence-based protein expression profiling and genome-wide transcriptome analysis to find molecular mechanisms underlying the evasion of leukemia from the immune system. Our group thereby particularly focuses on natural killer cells and their potential therapeutic application.
For further information on the group, please see: https://science.ccri.at/research/research-areas/immunology/tumour-immunoediting/)
- General lab management (e.g. ordering, stocktaking, preparation of general reagents and administrative tasks)
- Support of our ongoing research projects
- Technical assistance for the conduction of mouse experiments including monitoring the health status of experimental mice and isolating primary cells
- Execution of in vitro experiments in tight collaboration with lab members, e.g. cell culture, PCR, flow cytometry (acquisition and analysis) and other techniques of molecular biology
- A completed master’s degree or equivalent in molecular biology, genetics, immunology, or similar
- Experience with in vivo mouse models (the successful completion of a Felasa B course or equivalent would be beneficial, but is not a prerequisite)
- Willing to learn different laboratory techniques (e.g. culturing of cell lines and primary cells, flow cytometry, qPCR, cloning, CRISPR/Cas9)
- Experienced in project and process management, as well as in budget administration and compliance management
- Excellent organizational skills
- Well-structured, independent and solution-oriented
- Excellent communication skills in English
- Genuine interest in pediatric cancer research
- A position initially limited to 1.5 years with the prospect of extension
- A meaningful, inspiring, and international environment
- An outstanding working atmosphere in a strong team with excellent research and development opportunities
- Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure
- Flexible working hours, discounted lunch in our canteen and other great benefits
- 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.