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Scientific Project Manager

Scientific Project Manager

The Superti-Furga laboratory at CeMM in Vienna is contributing to the scientific fundaments of precision medicine. The scientific work of the laboratory addresses the molecular mechanisms by which cells respond to challenges that perturb homeostasis, may these challenges be drugs or environmental changes, and how homeostasis can subsequently be restored. Strategically, the laboratory investigates large networks of proteins, genes and metabolites, while also focusing on the mechanistic understanding of individual proteins, protein complexes and drug function. In recent years, the laboratory has focused on understanding the interplay of membrane transporters, which can be considered the managers of the interface between chemistry and biology, and between organisms and their environment.

We are currently looking for an experienced, highly-motivated Scientific Project Manager to join the Superti-Furga laboratory at CeMM to coordinate and manage the prestigious RESOLUTE project (, a public-private research partnership supported by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI, with 13 partners from academia and the pharmaceutical industry. The overarching goal of RESOLUTE is to trigger an escalation in the appreciation and intensity of research on solute carriers (SLCs) worldwide and to establish SLCs as a tractable target class for medical research and development.

In this challenging position unifying science and management, you will work together closely with CeMM’s Scientific Director, Giulio Superti-Furga, and a team of international top scientists. In the role of the project manager you will be responsible for all activities along the project cycle of the RESOLUTE project ( and focus on two things: on one hand coordinate all the RESOLUTE activities within CeMM and on the other hand coordinate these activities with the other 12 RESOLUTE partners. An additional overall project manager coordinating the 13 partners with each other will be your second key partner next to the laboratory head. On a day-to-day basis you will monitor the project status and the project progress in Vienna, you will set project goals and ensure the achievement of defined milestones. You will help the team to put their plans into practice and you will organize regular project meetings to ensure effective communication within the project team. On a regular basis, you will communicate with the additional partners. This role combines scientific work and project management, and is perfectly suited for scientists with previous project management experience, organizational talent and strong communication skills.

Your profile

  • PhD degree in science
  • Scientific seniority, with more than 3 years of postdoctoral experience and seniority equivalent to group leader (industry or academia)
  • Proven experience in project management and the coordination of multi-centric studies/grants
  • Expertise in transporter biochemistry or in large-scale approaches at systems biology-level are of advantage
  • Organizational talent with excellent time management skills
  • Experience with grant writing paired with writing talent
  • Excellent communication skills


The Laboratory

The Superti-Furga laboratory consists of a highly collaborative team of 30 scientists from 12 nations. In the last three years, we published about 70 papers, among which 10% in Nature, Science or Cell and 15 in Nature sister journals. Please visit our lab’s website:


César-Razquin A, et al.  Cell. 2015 Jul 30;162(3):478-87.

Rebsamen M, et al. Nature. 2015 Mar 26;519(7544):477-81.

Sedlyarov V, Eichner R et al. Cell Host & Microbe 2018 Jun 13;23(6):766-774.

Bigenzahn JW, et al. Science. 2018 Dec 7;362(6419):1171-1177


The Institute

CeMM is a flagship institute for biomedical research in the heart of Europe, Vienna. CeMM is committed to highest scientific standards. The environment is very collaborative, dynamic and international. One of CeMM`s advantages is to be in close proximity to the Vienna Medical University Campus and the General Hospital (AKH). This allows the fruitful interaction of basic scientists with clinicians, and the use of models and cutting-edge technology to disease-relevant biological questions. According to a study by The Scientist, CeMM is ranked as the best European place to work in Academia 2012, internationally CeMM appears at the fourth place. The official language at CeMM is English, and more than 45 different nationalities are represented at the institute. For more information please visit:



RESOLUTE is a public-private partnership with 13 partners from academia and industry with the goal to trigger an escalation in the appreciation and intensity of research on solute carriers (SLCs) worldwide and to establish SLCs as a tractable target class for medical research and development. RESOLUTE is funded by a grant from the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) and is resolved to create a decisive advancement in the overall tractability of the Solute Carrier class of protein transporters (SLCs), encoded by more than 400 genes in the human genome, by providing practical and conceptual advances, and making its research output available openly and pre-competitively to the scientific community.


We offer

This is a fantastic opportunity for a scientific project manager to join an exciting project in an inspiring and dynamic setting. In return we are offering an excellent employee benefits package including health insurance, company health care, competitive holiday allowance, daily bonus for the in-house cafeteria and an annual gross salary of EUR 60,000 – 70,000, depending on qualification and professional experience. We offer a great work environment for passionate scientists and we are proud to be an international, diverse group. The contract for this position would be limited until mid 2023, when the project terminates. Other projects may ensue, but this is difficult to predict.


Application details

CeMM aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, competences and potential. We welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. Apply now online with your application documents (cover letter, CV and names and contact details of 2 referees).

Closing date for applications: 31 August 2019

Additional information

City Vienna
Position type Full-time employee
Start of work 01.10.2019


Binia Meixner