IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology is one of the leading biomedical research institutes in Europe focusing on cutting-edge functional genomics and stem cell technologies. IMBA is located at the Vienna BioCenter, the vibrant cluster of universities, research institutes and biotech companies in Austria. IMBA is a basic research institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the leading national sponsor of non-university academic research. We are offering an exciting opportunity for a full-time
to join the IMBA Fly & Worm Facility. The facility currently provides embryo micro-injections to generate transgenic fruit flies as well as a custom genome editing service in Drosophila using CRISPR/Cas9. With the arrival of two new research groups working with C. elegans as a genetic model, we are looking for a motivated technical assistant to join our team in order to expand our services to nematodes as well as to optimize protocols and test new methods for genome editing in different model organisms.
• Micro-injections in fly embryos and nematodes.
• CRISPR/Cas9 mediated genome engineering in flies and worms.
• Method optimization and development.
• Laboratory organization.
◦ M.Sc. or Ph.D. in molecular biology or genetics.
◦ Good organizational skills to manage multiple projects.
◦ Basic molecular biology techniques (PCR, cloning).
◦ Fluency in English.
◦ Previous experience in working with C. elegans or Drosophila.
◦ Experience with CRISPR.
◦ Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
We offer an international work environment (employees come from 40 different countries), and a chance to make an important contribution to basic biomedical research. The annual gross salary will be € 31.024 or higher, - full-time (40 hrs/week), depending on qualification and experience.
Closing date for applications: 3 February 2019, however applications will be considered and reviewed on an on-going basis and therefore the post may be filled before the deadline. Applications should include a CV, cover letter, name and contact details for one referee and should only be made online.
Dr. Peter Duchek
IMBA-Institut für Molekulare Biotechnologie GmbH, Dr. Bohr-Gasse 3, 1030 Wien