Research Technician Position in Djinovic Group

/Dept. of Structural and Computational Biology/

Max Perutz Labs, University of Vienna


Research technician position is available in the
Djinovic-Carugo laboratory
https://www.maxperutzlabs.ac.at/research/research-groups/djinovic in the
Department for Structural and Computational Biology, Max Perutz Laboratories
of the University of Vienna, Austria.

The Position

You will provide specific technical support to a research projects related to
structural biology of muscle Z-disk interactome, and assist in the lab on a
variety of biochemical, biophysical and structural studies, including gene
cloning, protein expression, purification, and characterization of purified
protein by various biochemical and biophysical techniques. You are also
expected to help with the management of the laboratory, together with
lab-manager of the research group.

The Candidate

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who is enthusiastic about
working in an ambitious and multidisciplinary team and fits the following

·Degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related field
(MTA, CTA, B.Sc., M.Sc., Mag., DI)

·Excellent understanding of the theoretical and technical principles of
conventional techniques in protein biochemistry and molecular biology, such as
molecular cloning, protein expression and purification and biophysical

·Practical experience with molecular biology, molecular cloning techniques,

protein purification, biochemistry is needed; experience in insect and/or
mammalian cell culture is an asset. Experience with biophysical
characterization and structure determination will be highly valued.

·High accuracy, reliability and excellent interpersonal and organizational
skills are a requirement.

·She/He should be willing to acquire further skills and contribute to the
development of new methods.

·The working language in Max Perutz labs is English, excellent command of
English (spoken and written) is a must, German skills are an asset. Computer
literacy and experience of using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is

The Laboratory

Djinovic Lab https://www.maxperutzlabs.ac.at/research/research-groups/djinovic is interested
in the molecular mechanisms underlying the architecture and assembly of
thestriated musclesarcomeres, in particular Z-discs. We use an integrative
structural biology approach combining biophysical and high-resolution
structural studies (macromolecular crystallography being the main technique)
with lower resolution approaches (small-angle scattering, electron microscopy)
combined with chemical cross-linking mass-spectrometry and NMR.

The Institute

The Department for Structural and Computational Biology
https://structbio.univie.ac.at/is equipped with state-of-the-art
instrumentation/facilities to carry out all steps from cloning, protein
expression and purification, to X-ray diffraction, biomolecular NMR, as well
as for a series of biophysical and optical spectroscopy techniques. The
Department is part of the Max Perutz Labs https://www.maxperutzlabs.ac.at/,
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. Dedicated to a mechanistic
understanding of fundamental biomedical processes, scientists at the Max
Perutz Labs aim to link breakthroughs in basic research to advances in human
health. Perutz Labs are located on Vienna Campus Biocenter
https://www.viennabiocenter.org/, which is the largest life sciences hub in
Austria. Vienna Campus Biocenter offers access to excellent Scientific Core
Facilities https://www.viennabiocenter.org/facilities/. Vienna is frequently
ranked as the world’s best city to live in. It is a United Nations city with a
large English-speaking community.

The Offer

We offer a challenging position in dynamic and multidisciplinary team and
contribute to our research on fascinating Z-discs assembly within a highly
international environment. This is a 30-35 h/week post for up to 6 years,
subject to successful evaluation after one year. The post is funded by the
University of Vienna, and is available for start in October 2020. This
position is remunerated with a minimum gross salary accordingto collective
agreement of Univ. Vienna, 33.903,80 Euro for 40 hours/year, definite salary
depends on the previous experiences.

Application details: if you want to join an exciting project and become a
member of our interdisciplinary team, please compile an application package

·Letter of interest

·Your CV

·Contact details for two references

and submit your application to *Kristina Djinovic Carugo *(to /e-mail:
admin.vbc5@univie.ac.at/) by *September 21^st , 2020. *Review of
applications will begin immediately.

Department of Structural and Computational Biology
Max Perutz Labs
University of Vienna
Campus Vienna Biocenter 5
A-1030 Vienna

e-mail: kristina.djinovic at univie.ac.at