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NGS Technician Biomedical Sequencing Facility (m/f/d)

The Biomedical Sequencing Facility is Austria’s leading technology platform and service provider for next generation sequencing (NGS) and genomic methods in biomedicine. It is located at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, working with the Medical University of Vienna, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases, and the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Center. 

We are searching for a highly motivated NGS technician to join our team of experienced biomedical scientists. The successful candidate will be trained to perform a wide range of next-generation sequencing experiments for biomedical research and clinical collaborations (e.g., genome, transcriptome, epigenome and single-cell sequencing), supporting our customers and contributing to the advancement of precision medicine

Your Profile

  • Training in molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, or a related field (Bachelor, Master, or PhD)
  • Solid wet-lab experience working with DNA and/or RNA
  • Prior experience with next-generation sequencing technologies is a plus
  • High accuracy and reliability in execution of experiments and operating lab equipment
  • Friendly, collaborative mindset, and to work effectively in an international environment
  • Team player with strong communication skills and a proactive mindset
  • Written and oral communication skills in English

Your Tasks

  • Handling sample submissions and quality control of submitted material for next-generation sequencing (RNA, DNA, NGS libraries)
  • Execution of next-generation sequencing library preparation protocols (manually and/or with liquid handling robotics)
  • Next-generation sequencing on Illumina and nanopore sequencing machines
  • Troubleshooting of technical problems in the sample preparation and sequencing workflows
  • Customer support and productive interaction with researchers with diverse backgrounds
  • Contribution to the Austrian SARS-CoV-2 genome sequencing initiative at CeMM (
  • Optimization and testing of new sequencing protocols for applications in cancer and other diseases

The Biomedical Sequencing Facility (

The successful candidate will be part of the Biomedical Sequencing Facility (BSF) team, which is based at CeMM. The BSF is Austria’s first and leading center of expertise for next generation sequencing in biomedicine. Coordinated by Christoph Bock and with a dedicated team of staff scientists, the BSF contributes to biomedical research and whole genome medicine in Vienna, Austria, and internationally. The BSF is equipped with the latest technology for high-throughput genomics (Illumina NovaSeq, Oxford Nanopore, 10X Genomics, etc.) and powerful scientific computing infrastructure. The BSF’s mandate includes a strong focus on technology development, contribution to study design and bioinformatic data analysis, as well as training and teaching best practices in sequencing technology and genomic medicine. Furthermore, it supports biomedical scientists and clinicians in the development of custom NGS protocols and in the bioinformatic analysis of the resulting datasets.

The Institute (

CeMM is one of Europe’s leading biomedical research institutes. CeMM researchers routinely publish important discoveries in top journals. Over the last seven years, this included >10 papers in Nature/Cell/Science/NEJM and >30 papers in Nature/Cell sister journals – with a team of 120-150 scientists. Research at CeMM is exceptionally collaborative and has strong focus on medical impact, based on a profound molecular understanding of diseases such as cancer and immune disorders. CeMM is part of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a founding member of EU-LIFE. It is located at the center of one of the largest medical campuses in Europe, within walking distance of Vienna’s historical city center. A study by “The Scientist” put CeMM among the top-5 best places to work in academia worldwide ( Vienna is frequently ranked the world’s best city to live. It is a United Nations city with a large English-speaking community. The official language at CeMM is English, and >49 different nationalities are represented at the institute. CeMM promotes equal opportunity and harbors a mix of different talents, backgrounds, competences, and interests. 

We offer

  • Work within an experienced, interdisciplinary, and international team at one of Austria’s leading research institutes
  • Ample opportunities to contribute and gain experience in a key area of biomedical research and precision medicine
  • An inspiring workplace with an international setting, strong team spirit, and an excellent work climate
  • A wide range of social, cultural, and sports activities organized by the institute
  • Excellent employee benefits package including full insurance coverage (health, accident, retirement), health care services, subsidized cafeteria and relocation support
  • An annual gross salary of at least EUR 32,000 (the final salary will reflect the successful candidate’s qualifications and will be significantly higher for highly qualified candidates)

Please apply online ( with cover letter, CV, academic transcripts, and contact details of  1-2 referees. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Any application received by 20 September 2021 will be considered.


Additional information

City Vienna
Position type Full-time employee
Start of work 01.10.2021


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