PROJECT SCIENTIST ( m / f / x) to join the Giulio Superti-Furga Laboratory at CeMM to work on the human Mini-Cell project funded by a grant of the 1000 Ideas Programme
December 2020 until November 2022
The Superti-Furga laboratory at CeMM in Vienna addresses the mechanisms by which cells respond to challenges that perturb homeostasis, may these challenges be drugs, changes in environmental conditions or viruses.
When it comes to understand metabolism and the transporters that control environmental access to nutrients, a reduction in complexity would be advantageous.
Is it possible to obtain a human cell with less genes?
We are currently looking for an experienced, highly motivated scientist with an interest in chromosome biology, synthetic biology, and molecular biology.
We aim at recruiting an ambitious and particularly fearless scientist who wants to work with us on the generation of a human mini-cell .
This position is perfectly suited for a scientist with an excellent background in molecular biology and genomic engineering who is open for a 2-year position in an international, academic environment and who is eager to exercise her / his skills in this fascinating project.
The mini-cell project was recently granted by the Austrian Science Fund and it will allow us to investigate the cellular machinery and metabolism with reduced redundancy and complexity.
The techniques used in this project will be synthetic cell engineering using CRISPR / Cas9 and other methods, fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) and whole genome sequencing.
Within the project the project scientist will be the key personnel supported in part by a research technician. The project will be embedded in the research group of Giulio Superti-Furga at CeMM and it will make use of the in-house sequencing facility.
The laboratory has experience with all techniques proposed within the project description and has a proven track record systems biology and genomic engineering.
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Heinz LX, et al. Nature. 2020 May 13; 581(7808) 316-322
The definite salary will be based on qualification and experience.
The Superti-Furga laboratory consists of a highly collaborative team of 25 scientists from 10 nations. In the last three years, we published about 50 papers, among which 10% in Nature, Science and Nature sister journals.
Please visit our lab’s website for more details : www.superti-furga-lab.at
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 cuttingedge 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.
For more information please visit : www.cemm.at
CeMM aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, competences and potential. We welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.
Closing date for applications : 31 October 2020