The laboratory of Dr. Tachibana, group leader at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna, Austria and Director of the Department of Totipotency at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) of Biochemistry in Munich, Germany, is looking for a technician to join the team. The research interests for this position is the maternal age effect. We are using multiple approaches to investigate the molecular basis for oocyte ageing and how this causes age-related chromosome missegregation.
The laboratory is currently located at the IMBA, Vienna, Austria, and will relocate to Munich in 2020.
Successful applicants will contribute to the understanding of the causes which lead to a decrease in fertility with aging. The candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to research projects from experimental design, through data analysis (including method development) to interpretation of the data.
Who you are?
We are looking for a creative and motivated team player who enjoys working on interdisciplinary research projects in an international environment. Other requirements are:
MSc degree in molecular biology/genetics or equivalent experience in a related field
Expertise in molecular biology techniques is essential
Previous experience in immunostaining and animal handling is advantageous
Knowledge in oocyte manipulation, chromosome spreads and microinjection are advantageous
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Fluency in English
The Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) of the Austrian Academy of Science is an internationally recognized research institute that focuses on molecular medicine, stem cell research and RNA biology and is home to about 200 scientists from over 30 countries. It is located at the Vienna Biocenter, very close to the city centre of Vienna. Science carried out at IMBA is at the highest level and IMBA has a great state-of-the-art infrastructure and top research programs for different scientific career-levels.
The MPI of Biochemistry is a vibrant interdisciplinary research institute that offers a stimulating environment and international networking possibilities. The offered positions are fully funded for two years with possibility of prolongation. Salary will be based on previous experience according to TVöD guidelines and successful candidates will also benefit from opportunities for additional training and attendance of international conferences.
The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
An application must contain the following documents:
A letter of motivation
A complete CV
Contact details of 2 referees
The application is to be submitted as a single, merged pdf filed entitled with Surname_applicationdate_technician to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The position is available from January onwards. Applicants will be contacted for interviews on a first come, first serve basis, starting in December.