The Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) are a center established by the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna to provide an environment for excellent, internationally recognized research and education in the field of Molecular Biology. The MFPL are located at the Vienna Bio Center, one of the largest Life Sciences clusters in Austria, and host on average 60 independent research groups, involving more than 500 people from 40 nations.
The Decker laboratory has an open position for a Master student at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) in the field of cellular biology and signal transduction. Our major goal is to derive a comprehensive view of how the JAK-STAT pathway, an evolutionarily conserved pathway, coordinates gene transcription during microbial infection. This pathway serves as a striking example of receptor-mediated signal transduction and utilizes a simple membrane-to-nucleus mechanism for rapidly inducing gene expression. The lab uses a wide array of biochemical methods and next-generation sequencing approaches to obtain a detailed view of signaling and transcriptional regulation.
The candidate will be exposed to a great array of molecular biology techniques:
● handling of genetic engineering tools such as CRISPR/Cas9
● molecular cloning technology
● cell culture work
● transgene delivery using viral system
● communication and social skills for effective teamwork
● curious and creative mind
● endurance and problem-solving skills
● organized and focused
● fluency in English
● hands-on experience in molecular and cell biology
The position is available from July 2019 on.
To apply please send a CV and a cover letter to:
Prof. Thomas Decker,
Application deadline: 1st of June 2019.