The central hypothesis behind our research is that direct interactions between nucleic acids and proteins have contributed to the establishment of the universal genetic code and that, in turn, the code can be seen as a Rosetta stone for understanding RNA-protein interactions in general. A corollary of this hypothesis, which we are particularly interested in, is that mRNA coding sequences may be complementary to and bind in co-aligned fashion to their cognate proteins, especially if unstructured.
The Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bojan Zagrovic in the Department of Structural and Computational Biology at the University of Vienna is looking for a laboratory technician for work on in vitro protein solubility studies (20 hrs/week, 1-year contract with potential extension).
A suitable candidate should have advanced laboratory skills in the area of biophysical chemistry or a related discipline (biophysics, analytical chemistry, biological chemistry, molecular and structural biology or similar) and, preferably, experience in protein aggregation and solubility studies using biochemical and biophysical approaches such as but not limited to gel electrophoresis, spectrophotometric analysis, light scattering techniques (DLS, MALS, turbidity analysis) and others. A suitable candidate should also have a good command of English language.
If you are interested please sent your application with a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.