Our interest is the regulation of gene expression and RNA metabolism. We study  the role of RNA modifications in the regulation of RNA fate and function;  the causes for aberrant gene expression profiles; and  the molecular signatures of RNA decay. We use quantitative biochemical methods, cell culture experiments, and in vivo genetics to dissect the mechanisms and functions of RNA silencing.
The research assistant will:
assist in daily laboratory organization (e.g. preparing buffers and media, maintaining supplies, taking care of the equipment, curating databases)
generate and maintain genetically modified cell lines (using established protocols)
be responsible for overall cell culture set up, incl. cell lines database and cell lines storage
perform standard molecular biology and biochemistry techniques
contribute to various projects in the lab, according to needs
prepare RNAseq libraries (various established protocols); plus standard and expanded applications of SLAM-seq (training will be given)
assist in setting up genome-wide screening approaches
The successful candidate must have:
basic knowledge of molecular biology and biochemistry (acquired either via relevant BSc/MSc degree, training as MTA, CTA or BTA and/or via relevant experience)
proven practical experience in basic molecular biology techniques (e.g. cloning, DNA/RNA purification, PCR, Western Blotting, etc.)
basic experience in cell culture
excellent command of English and good communication skills
flexible attitude and strong motivation to contribute to team efforts
willingness to acquire further skills
As a plus, the ideal candidate may also have:
expertise in mammalian cell culture
training in high throughput sequencing methodology
talent for organization
motivation to develop and troubleshoot new methods
Please send your CV and motivation letter to email@example.com
no later than June 6th, 2021. The short-listed candidates will be asked to provide two references. The interviews will be held on a rolling basis and as soon as a suitable candidate is found, the position will be filled.
This is a 40 hr/w position (full time) and it is available immediately (the starting date can be negotiated). The initial contract will be for one year with the possibility of extension for multiple years. The monthly salary will be in accordance with the FWF guideline, in the region of 2,200 to 2,640 EUR.
For any questions, please contact Ivica Sowemimo: firstname.lastname@example.org.