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Scientific Project Manager

CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
ArbeitsortWien, Wien, Österreich

The Superti-Furga laboratory at CeMM in Vienna is contributing to the scientific fundaments of precision medicine. The lab’s work addresses the mechanisms by which cells respond to challenges that perturb homeostasis, may these challenges be drugs, viruses or oncogenic mutations, and how homeostasis can subsequently be restored. Strategically, the laboratory investigates large networks of proteins, genes and metabolites, while also focusing on the mechanistic understanding of individual proteins, protein complexes and drug function. In recent years, the laboratory has focused on understanding the interplay of membrane transporters which can be considered the managers of the interface between chemistry and biology, and between organisms and their environment.

To organize the scientific activities regarding the application and the management of a large grant on human membrane transporters and their role in physiology and pharmacology, we are currently searching for a

Scientific Project Manager (m/f)

Preferred starting date: 15 September 2017


In this challenging core position unifying science and management, you will be responsible for the comprehensive project management of a large collaborative grant focusing on membrane transporters.

Following the successful grant application, the Scientific Project Manager will coordinate and manage a highly remunerated scientific grant. Reporting directly to the Scientific Director of the institute, you will provide scientific contribution to the project and you will be responsible for the entire project cycle. On a day-to-day basis you will monitor the project status and the project progress, you will set project goals and ensure the achievement of defined milestones. The Scientific Project Manager will help the team to put their plans into practice and will organize regular project meetings to ensure effective communication within the project team. This role combines scientific work and project management and is perfectly suited for senior scientists with previous project management experience, organizational talent and strong communication skills.


Your profile
  • PhD degree in science
  • Scientific seniority, either group leader or equivalent in industry or academia and more than 5 years of postdoctoral experience
  • Proven experience in project management and the coordination of multi-centric studies/grants
  • Expertise in transporter biochemistry or in large-scale approaches at systems biology-level are of advantage ü Organizational talent with excellent time management skills
  • Experience with grant writing paired with writing talent
  • Excellent communication skills

Wir bieten

The Laboratory

The Superti-Furga laboratory consists of a highly collaborative team of 30 scientists from 12 nations. In the last three years, we published about 70 papers, among which 10% in Nature, Science or Cell and 15 in Nature sister journals. Please visit our lab’s website: www.superti - furga - References:

César-Razquin A, et al . Cell. 2015 Jul 30;162(3):478-87.

Rebsamen M, et al. Nature. 2015 Mar 26;519(7544):477-81.

Huber KV, et al. Nature . 2014 Apr 10;508(7495):222-7.

Blomen VA, et al. Science , 2015 Nov 27;350(6264):1092-6.

Köberlin MS, Snijder B, et al. Cell. 2015 Jul 2;162(1):170-83.

The Institute

CeMM is a flagship institute for biomedical research in the heart of Europe, Vienna. CeMM is committed to highest scientific standards. The environment is very collaborative, dynamic and international. One of CeMM’s advantages is to be in close proximity to the Vienna Medical University Campus and the General Hospital (AKH). This allows the fruitful interaction of basic scientists with clinicians, and the use of models and cutting-edge technology to disease-relevant biological questions. According to a study by The Scientist, CeMM is ranked as the best European place to work in Academia 2012, internationally CeMM appears at the fourth place. The official language at CeMM is English, and more than 40 different nationalities are represented at the institute. For more information please visit: ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

We offer

This is a fantastic opportunity for a scientific project manager to join an exciting project in an inspiring and dynamic setting. In return we are offering an excellent employee benefits package including health insurance, company health care, competitive holiday allowance, daily bonus for the in-house cafeteria and an annual gross salary of EUR 65.000,- - EUR 80.000,- (depending on qualification and professional experience). We offer a great work environment for passionate scientists and we are proud to be an international, diverse group. The contract for this position would be limited to 5 years, with the option for renewal.


Application details

CeMM aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, competences and potential. We welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. Please click on the link below to apply online with your application documents (cover letter, CV and names and contact details of 2 referees):

Closing date for applications: 27 August 2017

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