We are seeking an enthusiastic and energetic candidate to join our team as a Technical Assistant in Mass Spectrometry to join the Metabolomics Platform at CeMM. Interested candidates should have a degree in life sciences and an excellent background in analytical techniques such as HPLC and/or GC and mass spectrometry. The main duties in this position include the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of state-of-the-art LCMS instrumentation, plus an active engagement in scientific projects at CeMM. General laboratory management and organizational skills are also part of the job requirements. To work successfully in our international team excellent English skills, communication talent and good computer skills are a prerequisite. Ideally, you have basic understanding of metabolism and/or biochemistry. Knowledge in some scientific, graphic, and statistical software as well as mass spectrometry specific software (Trace Finder, Mass Hunter, Mass Lynx, or similar) would be an additional asset.
Degree in analytical chemistry or life sciences (B.Sc., M.Sc., Dipl.-Ing.)
Profound background in analytical techniques such as HPLC and/or GC and mass spectrometry
Very good command of English
Good computer skills
Basic understanding of metabolism and/or biochemistry is of advantage
Additional software skills are of advantage
High accuracy and reliability
Excellent communication skills
About 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 48 different nationalities are represented at the institute.
The mass spectrometry laboratory space was designed to the highest standards when the group relocated to the new CeMM building on the medical campus. To operate under optimal conditions in an analytical-suitable environment, each machine resides in individual cubicles that are maintained at constant temperature and humidity. Minimal downtime is assured via remote surveillance whereby the performance of the systems can be consistently monitored. Targeted metabolomics on triple quadrupole and high mass accuracy mass spectrometers is well-established and routine but in addition, we aim to constantly develop and improve methods to more comprehensively cover the entire human metabolome and decrease the required sample amounts, while at the same time maintaining rigorous standard in data analysis and quantitation.
a challenging position in a meaningful, inspiring, international setting
an excellent work climate and the offer to join our social (cultural or sports) activities
health insurance and company health care
a competitive salary: This position is remunerated with a minimum yearly (gross) salary of € 33,600 on a full time base. The definite salary agreement will be made during the personal interview.
a daily bonus for the in-house cafeteria
We offer a great working environment for passionate scientists and an attractive employee benefits package. Please click on the apply now-button below to apply online with your application documents (cover letter, CV and names and contact details of 2 referees).