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Nr9 Chirurgie, Kennzahl: 1359/20

An der Medizinischen Universität Wien ist an der Universitätsklinik für Chirurgie / Klinische Abteilung für Kinderchirurgie mit der Kennzahl: 1359/20, voraussichtlich ab 15. April 2020 eine Stelle mit einem Beschäftigungsausmaß von 40 Wochenstunden mit einer Assistentin / einem Assistenten (postdoc) zu besetzen.

Das monatliche Mindestentgelt für diese Verwendung beträgt derzeit Euro 3.889,-- brutto (14x jährlich) und kann sich eventuell auf Basis der kollektivvertraglichen Vorschriften durch die Anrechnung tätigkeitsspezifischer Vorerfahrungen sowie sonstige mit den Besonderheiten des Arbeitsplatzes verbundene Entgeltsbestandteile erhöhen.

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Das Arbeitsverhältnis endet nach Ablauf von 5 Jahren.

Anstellungserfordernisse: Abgeschlossenes Studium der Biowissenschaft – life sciences (molecular biology, genomics, pharmacy, etc.) mit facheinschlägigem Doktorat, Qualifikation in Forschung und Lehre. Die fremdenrechtlichen Anstellungserfordernisse bei Nicht-EU-BürgerInnen müssen gewährleistet sein.

Gewünschte Zusatzqualifikationen: Previous postdoctoral experience required. At least two first-author publications in reputable journals. Good knowledge of and prior experience in cancer biology and/or developmental biology. Extensive experience with state-of-the-art cell culture, molecular biology and omics technologies; Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (German not required).

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Kennzahl: 1359/20

Ihre aussagekräftige Bewerbung richten Sie bitte mit der Kennzahl: 1359/20 bis 18. März 2020 an:
bewerbungen@meduniwien.ac.at
oder postalisch an:
Medizinische Universität Wien
Abteilung Personal und Personalentwicklung
1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 23
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                                                         POSTDOC POSITION

The Department of Pediatric Surgery of the Medical University Vienna (head of the department Prof. Martin Metzelder), and the St. Anna Children´s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI) are recruiting a Project Scientist (postdoc) to pursue an ambitious interdisciplinary research project on mechanisms and in vitro modelling of lung metastases in pediatric solid tumors. Salary and terms of employment are according to the MedUni Vienna collective contract (minimum Euro 3.889,--/14x per year). This position offers a unique opportunity to work at the interface of translational and basic laboratory research within a multidisciplinary competence center for pediatric oncology and has a direct impact on the development of new cancer therapies.

Metastasis is the leading cause of death in cancer patients and the lung is among the most frequent sites of growth of metastatic masses. The project strives to understand the mechanisms of organ preference and homing of metastatic tumor cells from pediatric bone and soft tissue malignancies, and to use this knowledge to model lung metastases in vitro for high throughput drug screening. To achieve this goal, the Department of Pediatric Surgery of the Medical University and the CCRI have joined forces and established a collaborative research program that shall be driven by the successful postdoc applicant.

As a postdoc, you will

  • Be employed by the Medical University of Vienna.

  • Work at and be part of the Molecular Biology of Solid Tumors group led by Prof. Heinrich Kovar at CCRI (https://science.ccri.at/research/research-areas/solid-tumours/molecular-biology-of-solid-tumours/).

  • Serve an important bridge function between the two collaborating institutions.

  • Apply multiple cell biology, molecular biology, and omics methods including single cell sequencing, organoid, bioprinting and drug screening technologies.

  • Bring in your own ideas and expertise to make the project your own.

  • Interpret, present, and discuss your results with biologists and clinical researchers locally and internationally.

  • Independently monitor the literature and community resources to keep abreast with latest developments and to identify information, data, and methods to integrate in your own work.

  • Write papers, visit conferences, review papers, apply for fellowships, and contribute to grants.

  • Contribute to the supervision of junior group members.

Your qualification

  • PhD in a relevant life sciences subject (molecular biology, genomics, pharmacy, etc.).

  • Previous postdoctoral experience required.

  • At least two first-author publications in reputable journals.

  • Good knowledge of and prior experience in cancer biology and/or developmental biology.

  • Extensive experience with state-of-the-art cell culture, molecular biology and omics technologies;

  • Desirable: Experience with bulk and/or single cell genomic/epigenomic technologies.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (German not required).

  • An exceptional level of enthusiasm, determination, and creativity.

Our Offer

  • A challenging position in a meaningful, inspiring, interdisciplinary and international setting

  • An outstanding working atmosphere in a strong team with excellent research and development opportunities

  • Flexible working hours, discounted lunch in our canteen and other great benefits

  • Excellent location in the center of Vienna, a capital of biomedical research in Europe

Who we are

The Department of Pediatric Surgery and the St. Anna Children´s Hospital are part of the European reference network PaedCanERN and the Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Medical University of Vienna, and treat the majority of children with cancer in Austria. Special focus of the Department of Pediatric Surgery are surgical procedures on neurogenic and nephrogenic tumors, and all types of lung filiae.

The St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI), located in the center of Vienna, the world’s most livable city and one of Europe’s most important places for biomedical research and life sciences, is an international and multidisciplinary competence center striving to improve treatment of children and adolescents with cancer by connecting translational and clinical research with open-minded exploration of basic disease mechanisms. Through close cooperation between clinic and research, the CCRI provides an ideal environment for cutting-edge research and its translation into clinical practice. To achieve our ultimate goal of advancing the well-being of patients, the CCRI constantly pushes scientific boundaries and strongly promotes close collaboration and exchange with external institutions like the Medical University of Vienna, CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (IMBA) and the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP). The Molecular Biology of Solid Tumors lab led by Univ. Prof. Heinrich Kovar (https://science.ccri.at/research/research-areas/solid-tumours/molecular-biology-of-solid-tumours/) is one of the world´s leading research groups in Ewing sarcoma research. Current research projects strive to discover the origins of bone sarcomas and unravel therapeutically targetable mechanisms of tumor cell plasticity as causes of therapy resistance and metastasis. The present collaborative project aims at extending these concepts to other malignant entities in the focus of the Department of Pediatric Surgery.

Find more information here: https://science.ccri.at/ or https://kinderkrebsforschung.at/

Your application

Please send your application via email to the Department of Human Resources of the Medical University of Vienna at bewerbungen@meduniwien.ac.at. Applications should contain a Letter of Motivation, your Curriculum Vitae, list of publications (please mark / explain your three top contributions), and the contact details of three references.

The closing date for applications is March 18th, 2020.

Reference Code: 1359/20