CeMM, the Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences is an international, independent and interdisciplinary research institution located at the Campus of the Vienna General Hospital and the Medical University of Vienna. At CeMM, an international and creative team of scientists and medical doctors pursues free-minded basic life science research in a large and vibrant hospital environment of outstanding medical tradition and practice. CeMM’s research is based on post-genomic technologies and focuses on societally important diseases, such as immune disorders and infections, cancer and metabolic disorders. CeMM operates in a unique mode of super-cooperation, connecting biology with medicine, experiments with computation, discovery with translation, and science with society and the arts. The mission of CeMM is to achieve maximum scientific innovation in molecular and precision medicine to improve healthcare.
We are looking for a
HEAD of the Proteomic and Metabolomic Facility at CeMM, Vienna
The successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination and advancement of the Proteomic and Metabolomic Facility at CeMM. Tasks include the maintaining of the scientific excellence in proteomics and guiding the start of the metabolomics facility in accordance with the Scientific Director of CeMM, as well as implementing a billing, accounting and reporting system with the support of the Deputy Head of the Facility and the Administrative Director of CeMM.
The Head of the Proteomic and Metabolomic Facility should have an excellent background in analytical techniques such as HPLC and mass spectrometry and/or strong computational biology skills. Additionally, a thorough understanding of protein chemistry and/or biochemistry is required. The main duties include the operation and maintenance of state-of-the-art LCMS instrumentation, implementation and development of novel technologies, and active engagement in scientific projects at CeMM.
The successful candidate will interact with CeMM scientists and external collaborators to discuss new projects and services, ensure the laboratory and instruments run smoothly at all times, negotiate with mass spectrometry and other equipment vendors, and design technology development projects. Part of the duties is supervising the team operating the Proteomic and Metabolomic Facility and mentoring the deputy head in metabolomics. Diligent project management, administration and reporting are essential, including a close interaction with the accounting department to document and generate invoices for internal and external services.
The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. and a background in proteomics, metabolomics, or computational biology. Relevant experience in at least one of these disciplines is required. The candidate should also have experience in project management and directing staff, be well-organized, efficient, and have strong oral and written communication skills in English.
We are looking for scientists or technologists that are either seeking their first independent appointment or are already at a consolidation stage. The successful candidate should have a high level of energy and motivation to apply her/his expertise and knowledge to a clinical setting in a stimulating research environment. Salary and conditions are commensurate with experience.
CeMM houses 130 scientists and support staff from 39 nations and is located in a beautiful, bright and perfectly designed research building (inaugurated in 2011). We have state-of-the-art technologies and are neighbors with one of the largest research hospitals in Europe. Vienna is a fascinating capital city, with world-leading quality of life, and legendary music and culture. CeMM is an equal opportunity employer, and our official working language at CeMM is English. CeMM is a partner within EU-LIFE, an alliance of 13 top life science institutes which aims to support and strengthen excellence in life science research throughout Europe, by having an open exchange of best practices and by sharing knowledge and expertise. CeMM is also partner and work package leader in an EC funded project, called LIBRA „Leading Innovative measures to reach gender Balance in Research Activities“.
CeMM has an established internationally-recognised track record in: (i) systems biology/network interactomics; (ii) pathogen interactomics; (iii) chemical proteomics; and (iv) chemical biology/screening as evidenced by many publications in high-ranking international journals such as Nature and Cell. In addition, the experience and knowledge of the Principal Investigators at CeMM is exceptional in posing fundamental biological questions and application of these questions in a medically relevant setting.
The mass spectrometry laboratory space is designed to the highest standards to operate under optimal conditions in an analytical-suitable environment. Each machine resides in individual cubicles that are maintained at constant temperature and humidity. Minimal downtime is assured via remote surveillance whereby the performance of the systems can be consistently monitored. Instrumentation includes 6 LC/MS systems including a brand-new Orbitrap Fusion Lumos.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after they are received. Applications received after April 15, 2017 will not be considered.
Applications should be in English and contain a cover letter, CV, publication list, funding track record, names and contact details of three references. Please summarize in one paragraph what you believe is your single greatest research or technical development achievement to date and why.
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