The Nagy Lab at LBI-RUD, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases in Vienna, seeks to fill the open full-time position of a
TECHNICAL ASSISTANT (#TA2020)
LBI-RUD, a young and innovative institute pursuing basic and translational research on rare genetic diseases, is looking for a highly motivated technical assistant to take part in an exciting project within the molecular neurobiology group of Dr. Vanja Nagy.
The group focus
Our group focuses on identifying and characterizing rare diseases affecting the function of peripheral and central nervous systems in human and mouse primary cells as well as various genetic mouse models (Nagy, V. et al., NeurolGenet 2019, Nagy, V. et al., Cell Cycle 2015 and Nagy, V. et al., JNeurosci, 2006). Our long-term goal is to better define genetic causation and progression of neurodevelopmental disorders by employing the power of genetic and pharmacologic manipulation in various cellular models. Our studies utilize a wide variety of next generation sequencing technologies, rodent behavioral and cognitive assays, microscopic imaging tools, biochemical, cellular and molecular techniques.
The group is looking for a highly motivated and well-organized Technical Assistant, who will be fully integrated into the scientific projects. This position is ideally suited for individuals who seek to participate in every aspect of laboratory activities including animal husbandry, wet bench research, bookkeeping, budgeting and lab management. As a career-building benefit, the successful applicant will receive the necessary training to independently design, conduct and interpret experiments.
Tasks and responsibilities include:
- Primary human and mouse cell culture
- Biochemistry (FACS, SDS-PAGE Western blotting)
- Molecular biology techniques (cloning, CRISPR/Cas9, viral preparations)
- Histology and immunofluorescent microscopy
- Animal husbandry, and rodent behavioral assays
- Documentation, interpretation and reporting of experiments and results
- Contribution to lab management (e.g. ordering, preparation of general reagents, budgeting etc.)
Requirements and desired qualifications:
- Bachelor degree in Life Sciences or a TA/MTA diploma, Master degree is considered a plus
- Experience in molecular biological and/or cellular techniques
- Experience in animal husbandry and behavioral testing is advantageous, experience in neurodevelopment and/or neuroanatomy would be an asset
- High accuracy, reliability and flexibility
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and perfect time management
- Ability to work in an international environment
- Written and oral communication skills in English and German
- a challenging position in a meaningful, inspiring, productive, friendly and international setting
- training in various techniques, opportunity to attend meetings, seminars, symposia, and workshops as well as opportunity to present your own work at various venues.
- an excellent work climate and the possibility to join our social (cultural or sports) activities
- a competitive salary: This position is remunerated according to FWF personnel costs (http://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/personnel-costs) depending on the education and qualifications of the successful applicant.
Our lab as part of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases (LBI-RUD) is strategically situated in the Neurology Department of the Vienna General Hospital (Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien), one of Europe’s largest university hospitals in the heart of the city. We have access to state-of-the art technology platforms, close collaborations with geneticists and clinicians as well as basic researchers, particularly in our renowned partner institutions, namely the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Medical University of Vienna (MedUni Vienna), and the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI). We are committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, and age.
For more information visit: www.rare-diseases.at
Applicants should please submit: A cover letter (describing your career goals and explaining why you are the ideal candidate for this position), a curriculum vitae and names and contact details of 2-3 referees, as a single PDF file to: firstname.lastname@example.org using the reference code #TA2020. Deadline is Dec. 07th 2019 or when the position is filled!