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Technical Assistant to join the Bergthaler Laboratory

Technical Assistant to join the Bergthaler Laboratory

CeMM, the Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences is an international, independent and interdisciplinary research institution located at the campus of the Medical University of Vienna. Driven by medical needs and through a molecular appreciation of diseases, CeMM integrates basic research and clinical expertise in the areas of infectious, inflammatory and metabolic diseases as well as cancer.


Open Position: TECHNICAL ASSISTANT (f/m/x) to join the Bergthaler Laboratory

 We are seeking an enthusiastic and energetic candidate to join our team. The successful applicant should have an excellent background in molecular biology and experience working with laboratory animals.

 The main duties include performing experiments in the area of immunology, virology and infection biology. Next to collaborations and the scientific support of other team members there may be the opportunity to pursue own projects. In addition, you will contribute to lab management and communication within the team. This position is perfectly suited for experienced technical assistants or scientists who are aiming for a long-term position in an international, academic environment.


Your Profile:

+ MSc or PhD degree in a relevant field (e.g. immunology, virology, molecular biology, genetics,    pathology)

+ Excellent skill sets in performing and documenting experiments (e.g. molecular biology, cell culture, animal models)

+ Team player with strong communication skills and a proactive mindset

+ Excellent command of English


The Lab:

The principal investigator Dr. Bergthaler received training in in Switzerland, Japan and the USA. His team consists of 11 members representing 8 nationalities and different scientific backgrounds who closely collaborate across projects. The Bergthaler Laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms of viral infections and inflammatory diseases and is supported by competitive funding from the European Research Council (ERC), the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Examples of recent work include Schliehe C et al. Nature Immunology 2015, Bhattacharya A et al. Immunity 2015, Khamina K et al. PLoS Pathogens 2017, Kosack L et al. Cancer Cell 2019 and Baazim H et al. Nature Immunology 2019.

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The Institute:

CeMM is a biomedical research institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and founding member of EU-LIFE ( CeMM provides a collaborative and dynamic environment for its 150 scientists from more than 45 nationalities. The goal of CeMM is to pioneer the science that nurtures the precise, personalized, predictive and preventive medicine of the future, and to train a modern blend of biomedical scientists to make great contributions. The working language at CeMM is English. CeMM aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, competences, and potential and thus we welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. More information about CeMM:


The Location:

Austria ́s capital Vienna is located in the heart of Europe and ranks as one of the most attractive cities worldwide. Vienna hosts one of the headquarters of the United Nations, which together with many academic institutions and companies results in a vibrant melting pot of expat communities who may enjoy, for example, cultural and culinary occasions or the nearby outdoors of the Vienna Woods.


 We offer

+ Challenging position in a great team and in a meaningful, inspiring and international setting

+ Excellent work climate and the offer to join our social, cultural and sports activities

+ Health insurance and company health care

+ Competitive salary: This position is remunerated with a minimum yearly (gross) salary of € 35000,- on a full time base. The definite salary will be based on qualification and experience.


 Application Details

Applications should be in English and contain a cover letter, CV, names and contact details of 2 referees.

Please apply online and upload your application documents here: 



Application Deadline

August 15th 2019


For more information please visit the CeMM website:


Additional information

City Vienna
Position type Full-time employee
Start of work 01.09.2019


Andreas Bergthaler