Standort: Vienna, Austria
Art: Vollzeit
Firma: Ribbon Biolabs
Eingetragen am: 2023-01-12

About the job

At Ribbon Biolabs we are taking synthetic biology to the next level!

Ribbon Biolabs is a young biotech company located in Vienna, Austria, developing the next technological wave of error-proof DNA synthesis. With our approach, we are developing a cost-efficient platform to produce long and complex DNA molecules, thereby enabling a new generation of biopharmaceutical processes and other synthetic biology products.

As a young company with ambitious growth plans, we are currently seeking to expand our team with a motivated and proactive 

Lab Technician (f/m/d)

to support our team with expertise in the field of protein biochemistry/protein purification and molecular biology.


  • Performing experiments including cloning, recombinant protein expression, purification, and subsequent characterization
  • High-throughput screening of enzyme libraries
  • DNA purification, quantification, PCR-based methods
  • Capillary, agarose, and polyacrylamide electrophoresis
  • Preparation of solutions, organization and monitoring of consumables and lab ware, clean/sterilize glassware
  • Scheduling and taking care of machine maintenance and instrument calibrations
  • Lab maintenance and inventory
  • Produce and analyze data including proper documentation

  • At least MSc or equivalent with a background in molecular biology, biotechnology, enzymology, chemical biology, biochemistry, or a related field
  • Several years of hands-on experience in standard methods in protein purification and analysis (incl. SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, and Chromatography methods, etc.)
  • A hands-on experience in working with ÄKTA systems and the ability to troubleshoot expression and purification issues is helpful.
  • Experience in developing biochemical assays (e.g.: assessing enzymatic activity and kinetics)
  • Previous experience as a lab technician, preferably in an industry setting
  • Immaculate and thorough laboratory work documentation skills
  • Data handling (data production, storage, archiving)
  • Fluent use of Microsoft Excel/PowerPoint/Word etc.
  • Prior experience with standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Experience with electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) keeping
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Self-driven and organized team-worker
  • Fast problem-solving and multi-tasking skills with the ability to prioritize and the adaptability to change
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work confidently and reliably both unsupervised as well as part of a team
You impress us even more if you have:

  • Lab management - lab maintenance
  • Experience with working under ISO and GMP-controlled conditions
  • Practical experience with automated liquid-handling robots
  • Procurement (ordering and management of resources stock maintenance)
  • Knowledge of the German language

  •  Full health and social benefits according to Austrian law
  • Opportunity to contribute to a young company in the new, evolving synthetic biology market
  • Company-supported professional development through training and workshops
  • Flexible working hours and partly remote working possibilities
  • Join a highly motivated team, including team activities
  • International and friendly atmosphere
  • Relocation support if necessary
  • The opportunity to grow with the company and to live in Vienna, which is repeatedly ranked by Mercer as the city with the highest quality of life in the world
  • Coffee, tea and snacks in the office  

By Austrian law we are obliged to specify the minimum salary level by collective agreement, which is Euro 33.000, - to EUR 35.000, - gross per year, However, the actual salary will be adjusted according to your skills and qualifications.

Job type: Full time (40 h per week).

Location: This role is for laboratory operations in our HQ, 1110 Vienna.

Availability: We expect to fill the position as soon as possible.

How to apply:

Applicants should provide a cover letter explaining the motivation behind the application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references.

Considerations of the applications will continue until the position is filled.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. While focusing on the right set and mix of experience and skills, we value diversity and are highly committed to set up working environment with mutual respect to everyone regardless of their race, nationality, religion, gender, age or other characteristics protected by applicable regulations and laws. To keep the gender balance in the company, we highly encourage women to apply.

Ribbon Biolabs takes data protection seriously. Unless you express otherwise, by submitting your CV you authorize Ribbon Biolabs to store your personal data in its database for the purpose of recruiting process and/or possible future job vacancies. If you want your data to be deleted from our database, you simply need to inform our hiring manager. Ribbon Biolabs will not share your personal data with any other party without your consent. 


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