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TU-ID: 057 | 2023 | 34 | 217328


Senior Scientist (all genders)

Full-time | indefinite-term

TU Wien is Austria's largest institution of research and higher education in the fields of technology and natural sciences. With over 26,000 students and more than 4000 scientists, research, teaching and learning dedicated to the advancement of science and technology have been conducted here for more than 200 years, guided by the motto "Technology for People". As a driver of innovation, TU Wien fosters close collaboration with business and industry and contributes to the prosperity of society.
The newly established Cell Culture Core Facility (CCCF) at TU Wien seeks to hire a highly motivated researcher, with a PhD degree and technical expertise in the field of cell biology, biomedical engineering, tissue engineering or similar, to serve as head of the facility.

The CCCF hosts a state-of-the-art cell culture lab for mammalian cells. Equipment includes laminar flow hoods, incubators, centrifuges, refrigerators/freezers, microscopes, automated cell counters, a FACS/cell sorter, a bioprinter, a histology lab and molecular biology equipment. With this, the CCCF provides space, equipment, supplies and training for TU Wien research labs from disciplines as diverse as mechanics, physics, chemistry and electronics. 


  • Provide scientific, technical, and administrative leadership and expertise in the operations of the Cell Culture Core Facility
  • Develop and maintain operational policies and procedures
  • Manage facility use
  • Provide training and technical support for facility users
  • Perform research in collaboration with facility users
  • Teaching and training of students
  • Upkeep of supplies and equipment
  • Promote the facility internally and externally
  • Maintain strategic overview and exchange information with other facilities
  • Assure compliance with safety regulations and university policies
  • Develop facility strategic plan
  • Hire, train, and manage personnel
  • Develop and provide custom made analysis tools for research groups to address specific research questions

Your profile:

  • Studies and PhD in cell biology, molecular biology or closely related field
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture, primary cell culture, 3D cell culture models
  • Experience in genetic modification of mammalian cells (CRISPR/Cas9, plasmid vectors)
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques (e.g. plasmid generation, PCR, ELISA, Southern Blotting)
  • Experience in imaging techniques (e.g. fluorescence microscopy, immuno-labeling, life cell imaging and alternative imaging techniques) and histology
  • Experience in flow cytometry
  • Ability to provide custom made analysis tools for research groups to address specific research questions
  • Good understanding of mathematical models, computational statistical approaches and bioinformatics, preferably including machine learning
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and conducting scientific research as exemplified by high quality peer-reviewed publications
  • Ability to communicate with and understand the requirements of scientists from different disciplines
  • Experience in teaching and student supervision
  • Ability of working in a team
  • Ability to supervise and train employees
  • Ability to organize own time and prioritize
  • Excellent communication skills in English and German
  • Management skills in organization of (support) research units
Previous experience as facility or lab manager or similar activities, postdoctoral/research experience, preferentially abroad, experience with international collaborations, interaction with microscopy and/or flow cytometry instrument vendors to develop specific applications will be considered as assets.

We offer:

  • An innovative highly interdisciplinary environment
  • A management position that allows self-reliant decision making
  • New state-of-the-art equipment
  • Excellent opportunities for personal development in a scientifically stimulating environment
  • Flexible working hours, reconciling career and family, a range of according university services
TU Wien is committed to increasing the proportion of women in particular in leadership positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to women when equally qualified, unless reasons specific to a male applicant tilt the balance in his favour.

People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university, Mr. Gerhard Neustätter.
Entry level salary is determined by the pay grade B1 of the Austrian collective agreement for university staff. This is a minimum of currently EUR 4,351.90/month gross, 14 times/year for 40 hours/week. Relevant working experiences may increase the monthly income.

We look forward to receiving your application until September 21st, 2023. Please note: The application deadline has been extended to October 05th, 2023.

Application documents:
  • A motivation letter listing significant achievements, relevant experience referring to the description of this position and indicating preferred start date (no longer than 2 pages)
  • CV, including education/ internship/ employment /publication record /mentoring activities
  • 1-3 reference letters and contact details of people who can provide a reference
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us

Carmen Keck | T: +43 1 588 01 406201
Here you can find also relevant information about the application process.
Technology for People
Furthermore, please note that applicants will not normally be reimbursed for travel costs incurred in connection with this admission process.
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