PART-TIME TECHNICIAN POSITION IN DROSOPHILA GENETICS
A part-time technician position in the biology of Drosophila aging is
available in the group of Thomas Flatt at the University of Veterinary
Medicine (Department of Biomedical Research, Institute of Population
Genetics), Vienna, Austria (http://i122server.vu-wien.ac.at/pop/Flatt_website/flatt_home.html
). The position is funded by a grant from the Austrian Science
Foundation (FWF) and will be for at least two years, part-time (3 days
We are seeking a well trained technician with good social and
organizational skills. The successful applicant should have prior
laboratory experience with basic molecular biology techniques and
genetics, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work independently.
A degree in biology or a related field would be a plus. Applicants
with experience in Drosophila maintenance and genetics would be highly
desirable and will be given preference. The working language in the
laboratory is English, so the candidate should be proficient in spoken
and written English. German skills, although helpful, are not
essential. The initial appointment will be made for 6 months, with a
possible extension to up to two years. The annual salary is 17,016
Euro (before tax) for part-time work (3 week days). The position is
available as of September or October 2010.
The responsabilities of the technician will include: assisting in the
daily operation and maintenance of the lab; ordering supplies;
preparing reagents and fly food media; and maintaining fly stock.
Depending on the applicants' skill set, bench and lab work might
include standard molecular biology procedures such DNA and RNA
extraction, PCR, RT-PCR, cloning, fly genetics, and immunohistology.
Prior experience in performing Western and Northern blots would be a
To apply for this position, please send your application, including a
cover letter, as a single pdf file to the following email address: thomas.flatt from vetmeduni.ac.at
Informal inquiries are welcome and should be sent to the same e-mail
address. For further information see (http://i122server.vu-wien.ac.at/pop/Flatt_website/flatt_home.html
The deadline for submission is 15 August 2010.
Dr. Thomas Flatt
Institute of Population Genetics
Department of Biomedical Sciences
University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
E-mail: thomas.flatt from vetmeduni.ac.at
Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics: