What causes the frequency of trisomic pregnancies like Down’s syndrome to increase from 3% for women in their 20’s to >30% for women in their 40’s? Trisomic embryos have three rather than two copies of a chromosome. Most trisomies are a consequence of chromosome missegregation in the first meiotic division of female germ cells called oocytes. We are using multiple approaches to investigate the molecular basis for oocyte ageing and how this causes age-related chromosome missegregation.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated technician to join our lab, initially in a part-time employment but with the potential to develop to a full-time position. Previous experience in molecular biology is essential. Knowledge in immunostaining and animal handling is helpful. Knowledge in oocyte manipulation and chromosome spreading is advantageous but not essential. For further information on our research interests, see http: http://www.imba.oeaw.ac.at/research/kikue-tachibana-konwalski/
Applications with a cover letter and CV should be sent to Dr. Emmanouella Chatzidaki, firstname.lastname@example.org, by the 14th of April 2017. Interviews will be conducted in May.
The Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) of the Austrian Academy of Science is an internationally recognized research institute that focuses on molecular medicine, stem cell research and RNA biology and is home to about 200 scientists from over 30 countries. It is located at the Vienna Biocenter, very close to the city centre of Vienna. Science carried out at IMBA is at the highest level and IMBA has a great state-of-the-art infrastructure and top research programs for different scientific career-levels.