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Open position: Technical Assistant (Dupré Lab)

The Dupré Lab at LBI-RUD, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases in Vienna, seeks to fill the open position of a


LBI-RUD, a young and innovative institute pursuing basic and translational research on rare genetic diseases, is looking for a highly motivated technical assistant to participate in exciting projects within the group of Dr Loïc Dupré focused on the actin cytoskeleton of immune cells.

The group focus:

Our group focuses on deciphering how immune cells remodel their actin cytoskeleton to migrate, interact with other cells and execute their function. Our long-term goal is to identify the molecular network that sustains actin cytoskeleton dynamics upon the many steps of the immune cell life cycle. Using rare congenital immunodeficiencies as natural models of cytoskeleton defects and a combination of high-resolution and high-content microscopy methods, we attempt to characterize structural, morphological and functional impairments in patient-derived primary cells.

The position:

The group is looking for a highly motivated and well-organized technical assistant who will fully integrate into the scientific projects. This position is ideally suited for individuals who seek to participate in every aspect of laboratory activities, such as data analysis, wet bench research, budgeting and lab management.

Tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Ordering and budgeting (lab management)
  • Preparation of general reagents
  • Processing of human blood and skin biopsies
  • Establishment and propagation of primary human cells lines
  • Flow cytometry & fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS)
  • Immunofluorescent and live-cell microscopy
  • Biochemistry (SDS-PAGE Western blotting)
  • Molecular biology techniques (PCR, cloning, CRISPR/Cas9, viral preparations)
  • Data analysis (including statistical analysis and visualization of quantitative data)

Requirements and desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Life Sciences or a TA/MTA diploma
  • Wet lab experience in molecular or cell biology techniques
  • Fluent English

We offer:

A 50% employment contract with a competitive salary (remunerated according to FWF personnel costs ( depending on the education and qualifications of the successful applicant.

The Institute:

Our group is part of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases (LBI-RUD) and is located within the Department of Dermatology of the Medical University of Vienna. It is located in the Vienna General Hospital (Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien), one of Europe’s largest university hospitals in the city’s heart. We have access to state-of-the-art technology platforms, close collaborations with geneticists and clinicians, as well as basic researchers, particularly in our renowned partner institutions, namely the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Medical University of Vienna (MedUni Vienna), and the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI).

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We are committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, and age.

How to apply?

Please send your CV and additional application material to applicationatrud [dot] lbg [dot] ac [dot] at

. Your application should consist of the following documents:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter (describing your career goals and explaining why you are the ideal           candidate for this position)
  • Relevant degrees and certificates
  • Names and contact of 2 references
  • Optional: publication list


The deadline for the application is Friday, January 31st, 5 pm (GMT +1)