Project Technician Research Group Heisenberg - FULL TIME (40h)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 02 May 2020

Grow with us. Support excellent research.

IST Austria is a constantly growing international institute for conducting frontier research in the life sciences, the physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science, located in Klosterneuburg on the outskirts of Vienna. As employees in Administration and the Scientific Service Units, we strive to support IST Austria’s scientists in performing excellent research.

The team of Professor Dr. Carl-Philipp Heisenberg is studying various forms of cell interactions underlying the development of multicellular structures, such as tissues, organs and embryos, using zebrafish and ascidian embryos as model organisms. We are searching for a highly motivated technician who would support our growing lab in daily routines as well as specific scientific approaches.

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  • General lab support (preparing buffers/solutions/stocks/cloning etc.)
  • Supporting scientists with their individual experiments and projects that involve zebrafish and ascidian embryos
  • Taking care of fish lines including raising, feeding and genotyping
  • Manage the day-to-day activities in the lab by assuring effective operation of equipment and availability of required supplies
  • Provide support with tissue culture


  • University degree or vocational training in cell biology or related field
  • Extensive laboratory work experience with focus on standard molecular techniques, cell culture and tissue culture techniques
  • Proven work experience with animals (zebrafish) is of advantage
  • Proactive personality and solution- orientated approach
  • Ability to work independently within a scientific environment
  • Very good command of English (working language)
  • Very good computer skills required

Please note that this position is limited from June 1st ,2020 till May 31st , 2021 (extension t.b.d.). We offer a minimum salary of EUR 2,000 gross/month, with possible overpayment depending on education, qualification and work experience. IST Austria processes your personal data in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations. For more information including your rights as a data subject please refer to our data privacy statement: .

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