PhD position in Cell Fate Engineering and Disease Modelling

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Are you looking for a highly ambitious research project that brings together developmental biology, stem cell engineering, epigenetic reprogramming, and single cell technologies?
Here is your chance to contribute to science that makes a difference for childhood cancers!

The Tomazou group at the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI) is recruiting a PhD student interested in developmental biology and epigenetic reprogramming for a new project funded by the European Research Council (ERC). In this responsible role, you will have the unique opportunity to be part of a multidisciplinary competence center for pediatric cancer research and to have a direct influence on the development of new cancer therapies.

With this ERC funded project, we pursue an engineering-inspired “build it to understand it” approach to fusion-driven pediatric sarcomas, using human pluripotent stem cells, CRISPR and single cell technologies and computational biology. This project seeks to accelerate drug discovery and molecular precision medicine for these difficult to treat cancers.

Information about the Tomazou group can be found here:…

Your responsibilities

  • You will work on an ambitious research project in an exciting, multi-disciplinary research area
  • You will provide thorough and creative thinking that makes this project a success
  • You will write manuscripts, present at scientific conferences, apply for fellowships

Your profile

What you bring for this position:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant subject (eg molecular biology, cancer, immunology, genetics)
  •  Excellent technical skills (experience with CRISPR/single cell technologies and/or working with human pluripotent stem cells is desirable; experience working with mice is a plus)
  • Motivation to pursue ambitious research
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (German not required)
  • Self-motivation, enthusiasm, determination, creativity and scientific curiosity
  • Team player with strong communication skills and a proactive “getting things done’’ mentality

Our offer

Does this sound interesting? This is our offer to you:

  • An exciting and promising research project in an inspiring and international environment
  • An outstanding working atmosphere in a dynamic team funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant
  • Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Flexible working hours, discounted lunch and other great benefits
  • Great location in the center of Vienna, a capital of biomedical research in Europe with excellent quality of life
  • An attractive salary package according to the Austrian Science Fund FWF (

Who we are

The St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (St. Anna CCRI) is located in the heart of Vienna, the most livable city in the world and one of the most important sites for biomedical research in Europe. St. Anna CCRI is a multidisciplinary and internationally networked center of excellence whose goal is to contribute to a sustainable improvement in the cure rates of childhood and adolescent cancers through innovative research and development. Due to the close cooperation between clinic and research, St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research offers the ideal environment for cutting-edge research at a high international level and its implementation in clinical practice.
St. Anna CCRI is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to providing a work environment of mutual respect to everyone without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity or expression, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.
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Your application

We are looking forward to your application! Applications should at least contain your Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter, your academic transcripts, if available a list of publications (please mark / explain your three top contributions), and the contact details of two references.

The application deadline is the 12.11.2023 . Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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