Technician position available (full time)

Technician position available (full time)

The “Innovative Cancer Models” group at the Children’s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI) in Vienna is looking for a highly motivated person interested in joining the team to become operator at the Zebrafish Platform Austria for preclinical drug screening (ZANDR). ZANDR is an automated drug screening platform mainly using zebrafish disease models, which was recently established at CCRI. The successful candidate will help with phenotypic screening to identify therapeutic strategies for childhood cancers. Specific tasks will include, but will not be limited to

1) operate the following instruments:

  • Operetta CLS high content imager (Perkin Elmer)
  • COPAS zebrafish sorter (Union Biometrica)
  • VAST zebrafish imager (Union Biometrica)
  • LP sampler (Union Biometrica)

2) perform molecular biology tasks like PCR or cloning

3) and also take over lab management duties Prior experience with small compound screening and high content imaging is highly desirable, but not a prerequisite.

The position should ideally be filled by March 2019. The initial appointment will be for 3 years with an option for further extension. The minimum salary for this position is € 2.700,-- gross (paid 14 times per year). Depending on your education and professional experience a higher salary is possible.

If you are interested in this topic, please send an application including your CV, a letter of motivation and the name of 2 referees to Martin Distel, email: hr(at)

About the CCRI: The Children´s Cancer Research Institute is situated in the center of Vienna, one of Europe’s most important places for medical research and life sciences and cited as the most livable city in the world. It hosts nearly 100 investigators working in the fields of pediatric leukemia, solid tumors, immunology and stem cell transplantation. Tightly associated with St. Anna Children´s Hospital, the biggest center for pediatric hematology and oncology in Austria and one of the leading treatment centers for children and adolescents with cancer in Europe, the CCRI performs basic, translational and clinical research and collaborates closely with other leading national and international research institutions.