Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)

Female University Assistant (Post-Doc)

Prof. Heinz Wanzenboeck

Vienna, Austria

Female University-Assistent (Post-Doc)

40 weekly hours, limitet to 2 years

Technische Universität Wien, generally referred to as TU Wien, is located in the heart of Europe, a place where one can experience cultural diversity and international life. Research, teaching and learning have been conducted here in the service of progress for 200 years. TU Wien is amongst Europe’s most successful universities of technology and, with over 30,000 students and a staff of about 5,000, is Austria’s largest scientific and engineering research and education institution.

At the Institute for Solid State Electronics, in the BioNanoBeam-Group (Prof. Wanzenboeck), a full-time position as Post-Doctoral University Assistant is to be filled for a period of 2 years. This position is part of the Women’s Promotion Activities of TU Wien and addresses only female applicants.

Our mission: We develop microstructured devices (featuring microelectrodes and microchannels) for non-destructive, continuous surveillance of human cell cultures. By bioimpedance spectroscopy and electrophysiological monitoring of cell proliferation and cell response to potential drug candidates, our devices contribute to the understanding, diagnosis and therapy of diseases.For the development of biomedical microsystems we rely on our expertise in nanofabrication technology at the TU Wien Nano-Center. In our biomedical research we closely collaborate with leading partners from biological and medical sciences. Our steadily growing network includes IMBA, MedUni Vienna (CBR), CeMM and UniVie (pharma). Our future focus is on cancer as well as on heart muscle and neurodegenerative diseases.



  • Develop a leading-edge research activity in the interdisciplinary field of cancer-on-a-chip
  • Collaboration with our scientific partners in life sciences and medical science
  • Exceptionally high publication activity and project proposal writing activities
  • Proactive networking in the scientific community incl. organization of scientific events
  • Coordination of interdisciplinary project groups & supervision of students
  • Dedicated participation in teaching activities, as well as in organizational & administrative tasks

Your profile:

  • Self-motivated scientist with the ability to collaboratively work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Completion of an appropriate doctorate in life sciences or biomedical technology
  • Extensive Hands-on experience with cell culturing (preferentially hiPSC-derived /or/ primary cultures
  • Interest in micro- and nanotechnology and willingness for interdisciplinary work
  • In-depth expertise in at least one – preverentially several – of the following fields (or related) is demanded:

electrophysiology / cell spheroids / cancer research / immunology / genetics

  • Additional expertise in one/several of the following fields is a strong advantage:
  • differentiaton of stem cells / growth of 3D cell co-cultures / neuroscience / cardiomyocyte cultures / patch-clamping / bioimpedance spectroscopy / bioanalytics of cells and cell metabolites / gene sequencing / biomaterial engineering for cell cultures / surface science / interface modification /microstructure fabrication / microfluidics / microelectronics / electronic engineering (incl. circuit design) / statistical data processing / bioinformatics
  • Impressive track record of scientific publications (including first authorship)
  • Experience in writing winning research proposals (at least 1 grant accepted)
  • Proactive networker in your scientific community
  • Knowledge of scientific work procedures and management of scientific projects
  • Excellent command of English language and basic command of German language

We offer:

  • An unique chance to develop your distinctive research profile in an interdisciplinary field
  • An excellent research environment with access to a cleanroom and high-tech equipment
  • Training in interdisciplinary research, microfabrication, electronics and project management
  • A friendly work environment in the heart of Vienna and flexible work hours
  • Support by TU Wien ressources for kid day-care
  • 14 salaries/yr and 5 weeks + 4 additional days holiday/yr

People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university (contact:

Remuneration shall be based on the minimum remuneration for salary group B1 and shall amount to at least EUR 3.889,50 gross/month for weekly employment of 40 hours. (14 x per year)

We look forward to receiving your application up to 30.1.2020.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.