Job ID: 80047

Full-time research technician in Neuroscience

Position: Technician

Deadline: 1 September 2022

Contract Length: up to 5 years

City: Vienna

Country: Austria

Institution: Medical University of Vienna



We are seeking a highly motivated, well-organized and reliable research technician who is curious to learn about the neuronal mechanisms of fear, anxiety, learning and memory. We use cutting-edge techniques to visualize and dissect neuronal processes in the brain of mice in combination with diverse behavioral testing paradigms. You will be part of a newly established group at the Center for Brain Research, Medical University of Vienna (Melzer Lab) that is funded by prestigious ERC and WWTF grants. As a research technician, you will work closely with other lab members, and support ongoing projects to identify novel functions of defined neuronal circuits and signaling molecules.

Main techniques and tasks:

Immunostainings, in situ hybridizations, brain dissections and slicing, microscope imaging, rodent intracranial surgeries, mouse handling, support with general lab management (ordering, maintenance, database management)


  • BSc OR training as MTA, CTA or BTA in Biology or related field
  • Experience with basic lab techniques such as pipetting, dissection, animal handling (experience in rodent surgery and behavioral testing is an advantage)
  • Good organizational skills, high reliability, attention to details, ability to work in an international team
  • Good ability to write and read in English
  • Validation of Covid vaccination


Paid full-time (40hrs/week) research technician position for a year with possibility to extend to up to 5 years. The start date is flexible, but no earlier than July 1st, 2022. The starting annual gross salary will be at least EUR 31,000 (the salary can be higher depending on the candidate’s qualifications, education and work experience). The Medical University of Vienna provides excellent employee benefits including full insurance coverage (health, accident, retirement).


The lab is led by Prof. Dr. Sarah Melzer, a new group leader who brings extensive postdoctoral research experience from Harvard Medical School and additional international research experience from Germany, Japan, the Netherlands and UK. We are striving to build an international, dynamic and collaborative research team and welcome scientists from all over the world. More information can be found here:


Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as the position will be closed as it is filled. Please write a letter in which you describe your abilities and motivation, accompanied by your curriculum vitae, a list of grades of your last degree, and the names, relation, and contact details of 2-3 scientific referees. Please compile everything in one pdf.

Applications and inquiries should be sent to

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