We are looking for a
LABORATORY TECHNICIAN TRANSLATIONAL EPIGENETICS LABORATORY (2x) (m / f)
The European Translational Oncology Prevention and Screening Institute (EUTOPS) is a new research institute at the University of Innsbruck, supported by the Land Tirol and led by Prof Martin Widschwendter, who also holds a professorship at University College London and a guest professorship at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.
Our research focus is to identify and validate epigenetic signatures for individualised prevention, risk prediction, and early detection of cancer in line with the principles of P4 medicine (predictive, preventive, personalised and participatory).
Within this context, our work focuses on DNA methylation-based risk prediction and monitoring of cancer preventive measures in a translational setting, applying high throughput methodologies in international clinical trials and population-based samples.
We are currently establishing a new high-throughput epigenetics and genetics laboratory and are therefore looking for two laboratory technicians.
The University of Innsbruck’s newly established translational epigenetics laboratory is located in close proximity to a large pathology / cytology / molecular laboratory and sited 50 minutes west of Innsbruck close to several famous ski resorts St.
Anton, Lech, Pitztal, and Sölden) allowing for ample leisure activities in winter and summer yet within a short distance of major European cities such as Innsbruck, Munich, Zurich, and Verona.
The role and what will make you an ideal candidate
You will join an interdisciplinary, international, and highly motivated team with expertise in epigenetics, clinical research, biostatistics and oncology.
You will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of our high-throughput epigenetics (and genetics) analysis pipelines and sample processing as well as laboratory maintenance and regular communication with the team.
This role will be an excellent opportunity for a scientist or laboratory technician with expertise in high-throughput technologies.
We highly value team members capable of working independently with a sense of self-initiative and can do attitude.
Your tasks and responsibilities :
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This project staff (ProjektmitarbeiterIn) role is open-ended and attracts a minimum gross salary of € (14x) at 40 h a week, with salary commensurate with experience.
In addition to this, the University of Innsbruck offers many attractive add-on benefits to its employees and staff (
The University of Innsbruck is striving for an increased percentage of female employees and is therefore actively encouraging applications from qualified women, in particular for scientific positions.
In case of underrepresentation, females of equivalent qualifications will be preferentially employed.
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