Open Positions

Open Postdoctoral position – Rossmanith lab • open since July 30 2020

The role of modifications in the ‘core’ of human mitochondrial tRNAs

Walter Rossmanith, Ph.D.
Medical University of Vienna
Center for Anatomy & Cell Biology
Währinger Straße 13
1090 Vienna

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Walter Rossmanith at the Medical University of Vienna, Center for Anatomy & Cell Biology. The research of the lab is focused on tRNA biogenesis in human mitochondria ( The specific project aims to understand the biological significance and structural role of chemical modifications in the tRNA ‘core’ (i.e., modifications outside of the anticodon loop) using human mitochondrial tRNAs as a model system.

A Ph.D. in the biological sciences, and strong expertise in molecular and cellular biology are prerequisites. Moreover, prior experience with RNA modifications, genetic engineering of mammalian cells, and/or NGS technologies is desirable. Ideal applicants should have strong written/oral communication skills, the ability to work effectively in a team and a proven record of research accomplishments. The full-time position is initially limited to one year but extendable for up to four years; payment according to the salary scheme of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) (Personnel Costs).

The Medical University of Vienna ranks among the best of all medical institutions in Europe, and Vienna is consistently rated as one of the best places to live worldwide.

Interested applicants are invited to send an up-to-date CV, a letter of introduction with a concise description of their scientific interests and career goals, as well as of their previous research experience, and provide the contact details of two references, all preferably in a single PDF file, to Walter Rossmanith (

Open PhD Position at the Medical University of Innsbruck • open since October 05 2020

PhD position in RNA biology at the Medical University of Innsbruck

Dr. Alexandra Lusser
Medical University of Innsbruck
Department of Molecular Biology

A Ph.D. position is available in the lab of Dr. Alexandra Lusser at the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria. The laboratory studies gene regulatory mechanisms involving epigenetics and epitranscriptomics. We are seeking highly motivated PhD students to conduct a project aimed at understanding co- and posttranscriptional RNA modification in the context of splicing and mRNA stability. The study involves the generation and analysis of various types of NGS data including RNA-bisulfite sequencing, RNA-seq, TUC-seq and RNA editing data as well as cell-based assays for functional analyses.
The successful candidate will have a background in molecular and/or cellular biology. Expertise in bioinformatics (analysis of NGS data) is a plus. We seek a highly motivated scientist with a strong interest in RNA biology and the ability to work independently as well as in a team. The group is part of the newly established Special Research Program RNA-DECO ( and the candidate will have access to activities offered by the network.
The position is available immediately for 4 years.
The Medical University is located in Innsbruck in the heart of the alps. The city offers ample possibilities for outdoor activities, such as skiing, hiking or biking. Being home to two large universities, social life in the city is strongly shaped by students.
To apply: Please e-mail a CV, a letter of motivation and names and contact information for 2-3 references to: Dr. Alexandra Lusser, Email: