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Ref2209: Research Assistant (Tanaka Lab)

The Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna pursues world-class research in basic molecular biology. It is located at the Vienna BioCenter and largely sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. With over 250 scientists from 40 countries, the IMP is committed to scientific discovery of fundamental molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying complex biological phenomena. 

We are currently searching for a full-time research assistant, starting with 1st September to work in the laboratory of Dr. Elly Tanaka at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology in Vienna, Austria.  The lab’s research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying regeneration in amphibian models and promoting regeneration in mammalian models. The lab employs a wide array of molecular biology, histology and in vivo approaches to identify pro-regenerative mechanisms.

Your qualifications

The qualified applicant should have theoretical background in molecular biology, and some laboratory experience (such as Master’s thesis).  Experience in cell culture, especially ES cells is highly desirable. Experience with imaging and image analysis would also be highly desirable. The research assistant would work on a project to support work developing the use of human ES cell derived retinal pigment epithelium to develop strategies to reverse age-related phenotypes. Work would involve cell culture, molecular biology immunofluorescence, imaging, image analysis.

Our offer

We offer a young, dynamic, international work environment (employees come from 40 different countries), and a chance to make an important contribution to basic biomedical research. The position also offers opportunities for further training in multidisciplinary techniques spanning molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and biophysics. The annual gross salary starts from € 32,200, - or higher, - for a full-time position (40 hrs/week), depending on qualification and experience. The employment will be limited to one year with possible extension.

The Research Institute of Molecular Pathology is an exciting international research institute in the beautiful city of Vienna embedded within the dynamic Campus Vienna Biocenter ( The operating language of the institute is English.  The institute is an equal opportunity employer. 

Please apply online and send your CV, transcripts and preferably references as soon as possible.

We look forward to your application and meeting you in person.

Dr. Elly Tanaka

Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pathologie GmbH
Campus -Vienna-BioCenter 1, 1030 Wien
e-mail: elly.tanaka[at],