Job ID: 118382

Full-time research assistant/technician position in Neuroscience

Position: Technician

Deadline: 30 April 2024

Employment Start Date: 1 June 2024

Contract Length: 1 year

City: Vienna

Country: Austria

Institution: Medical University of Vienna, Center for Brain Research

Department: Neuronal Cell Biology

Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated, well-organized and reliable research technician/assistant who is curious to learn about the neuronal mechanisms of fear, anxiety, learning and memory. We use cutting-edge techniques to visualize and dissect neuronal processes in the brain of mice in combination with diverse behavioral testing paradigms. As a research technician/assistant, you will work closely with other lab members, and support ongoing projects to identify novel functions of defined neuronal circuits and signaling molecules in vitro and in vivo. The position is fully funded by an ongoing ERC grant.

Main techniques and tasks:

Immunostainings, mouse brain dissections and slicing, microscope imaging, mouse handling, behavioral test (reinforcement learning, fear memory, anxiety), support with general lab management (ordering, management of breeding colony)

REQUIREMENTS

  • BSc OR training as MTA, CTA or BTA in Biology or related field (for non-EU citizens: work visa application and a MSc-equivalent degree are required)
  • Experience with basic lab techniques such as pipetting, dissecting, slicing, animal handling
  • Good organizational skills, high reliability, attention to details
  • Good ability to write and read in English
  • FELASA certificate is an advantage

WHAT WE OFFER

Fully-funded research technician/assistant position for a year with possibility to extend to up to 3 years. The start date is flexible, preferably in May/June 2024. The starting annual gross salary will be at least EUR 31,000 (depending on the candidate’s qualifications, education and work experience). The MedUni Vienna provides excellent employee benefits including full insurance coverage (health, accident, retirement).

THE TEAM

We are a highly motivated international research team that uses versatile and cutting-edge techniques to understand the brain from molecular to behavioral level. We welcome scientists from all over the world. More information on our team and projects can be found here: https://www.melzerlab.org/.

APPLICATION

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as the position will be closed as it is filled. Please write a letter in which you describe your abilities and motivation, accompanied by your curriculum vitae, a list of grades of your last degree, and the names and contact details of 2-3 scientific referees. Please compile everything in one pdf.

Applications and inquiries should be sent to sarah.melzer@meduniwien.ac.at.