Research Scientists – Nucleic Acid Research, Assay Development, Molecular and Cell Biology

As a scientist you share a passion for everything related to transcriptomics and you have experienced the technical challenges in the field. You are keen to translate basic into applied research, and you are eager to share your knowledge in a group of dedicated peers. If you are such person searching for a challenging new position, we would love to hear from you!




For our headquarters in Vienna, we are seeking two curious and innovative Research Scientists who want to play an active role in the development of new products for the growing transcriptomics market. You will follow the current developments, scrutinize existing protocols and concepts, research the IP landscape with the aim to develop new protocols and techniques which produce more accurate results, and are easier to apply then products available today. You will be part of a team of scientists and technicians which work in changing setting on few different projects at one time.


The responsibilities

  • Development of novel assays for nucleic acid characterization
  • One position will focus on single cell sequencing and the organizing of pilot and showcase experiments
  • The other position will address the needs to research the competitor landscape and to develop and support our collaboration efforts
  • Both involves the designing, organizing and realization of internal experiments and together with external partners
  • Providing scientific expertise through hands-on experience and literature research
  • Instructing and leading of technical assistants
  • NGS data analyses and interpretation
  • Planning, reporting and presenting
  • Preparation of publication ready material to support marketing activities
  • Close interaction with the product development team and the other departments to support all stages of product design and development
  • Maintain a high scientific and technical knowledge


The job requirements

  • PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology or related subject in life science
  • Expertise in the field of RNA, enzymatic reactions, and assay design are requirements
  • Hands-on experience in cell cultures is an asset
  • Experience in sequencing technologies, especially with single-cell RNA-seq
  • Experience with GLP, GMP, and quality management is of advantage
  • Thorough analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent command (verbal and written) of the English language
  • Profound experience of systematic data analyses, interpretation in writing with the ability to extract the essence from complex data sets
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced start-up environment with high personal responsibility
  • Open-minded, creative, and courageous personality




Your experience and know-how

  • Hands-on experience in basic and/or applied Life Sciences research (mandatory).
  • Deep knowledge of RNA biology (mandatory).
  • Profound knowledge of all sequencing technologies with emphasis on RNA-Seq (if possible).
  • Instructing technicians or students is a plus


Your personality

  • Stewardship and Can-do attitude
  • Team spirit
  • Open minded
  • You like people and building relationships but you can work independently
  • Polite form
  • You like new challenges and foremost puzzling questions


Your aptitude

  • Ability to work autonomously and in a group
  • Ability to identify problems and propose solutions
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks to meet targeted deadlines
  • Quick learner
  • Good listener
  • Excellent verbal, and written communication skills in English




Who we are and what we do

  • We are a biotech company headquartered in Vienna, Austria, with a subsidiary in NH, USA.
  • Our product portfolio offers solutions for diverse RNA analysis applications.
  • Our aim is to empower our customers with innovative top-quality RNA analysis solutions & support, in order to improve health and wellbeing for everyone and our planet.
  • We have already developed and launched an expanding product portfolio into the Next Generation Sequencing market, one of the most exciting, hottest, and fastest growing areas in the field of “omics”.


Our culture

  • We foster innovation
  • We have a strong sense of belonging
  • We have stewardship-attitude towards all our stakeholders
  • Respect, care and fairness are non-negotiable core values
  • We aim to preserve a work environment free from toxic people*
  • We value people‘s potential and attitude
  • We want to have fun

*According to Robert I. Sutton’s book “The No Asshole Rule : Building a Civilized Workplace…”


The compensation

Remuneration will be according to experience and performance.


Disclaimer according to Austrian Law: Minimum base salary according to collective agreement for utilization group III is EUR 2014,41 per month (14x/year) for a full-time position.




The positions are available with immediate effect!

This are exceptional opportunities to join a fast-growing biotech company and to help shaping a future leader in the RNA analysis market. So, apply today for this position by uploading your detailed CV and a cover letter. “Apply now”

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