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Master's Thesis in the NGS laboratory of Translational Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology (f/m/d)

Job ID: 10464

The position

We are seeking a highly motivated Master student to join our Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Laboratory of the Translational Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology team in Vienna. This position offers an opportunity to work in our multi-disciplinary research team, focused on translational biomarker-related aspects of pre-clinical drug development for cancer patients. The NGS Laboratory is equipped with cutting-edge technology platforms including Biomek i7, Opentrons OT-2 and Tecan DreamPrep 780 automated workstations, Chromium iX and Visium CytAssist instruments, as well as Illumina NextSeq 2000 and NovaSeq 6000 sequencers. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn and potentially further develop various genomic and transcriptomic methods. The main focus of the Master’s thesis project will be the implementation, evaluation and optimization of automated NGS library preparation protocols on our robotic liquid handling platforms.

The position is associated with a fixed-term contract (max 10 months) and should start between 01.08.2024 and 01.09.2024. Please send us also a Cover Letter.

Tasks & responsibilities

  • NGS library preparation and quality control (QC), initial QC assessment of sequencing output and troubleshooting on the wet-lab side
  • Evaluation and implementation of automated NGS workflows tailored to the needs of drug discovery & development projects
  • Independent planning, execution and documentation of NGS and molecular biology experiments
  • Close collaboration with a team of laboratory scientists and principal scientists, including other groups within the department (histopathology and molecular biology)


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. automation, molecular biology, genetics or pharmacology)
  • High degree of accuracy, reliability and strong commitment to high-quality data generation
  • Proactive mindset and friendly attitude, ability to work in an international team
  • Very good command of English, strong scientific interest
  • Hands-on experience with programming languages such as Python and R is an asset

Your Benefits

  • Flexible working time models/home office depending on the position
  • Additional off-days (bridge-days) for more leisure time
  • Staff restaurant with a variety of lunch options for your daily well-being
  • Position specific training opportunities for your personal and professional growth
  • Comprehensive health promotion, sustaining your health in the best possible way

The minimum gross annual salary according to the collective bargaining agreement for this position is EUR 35.888,30 (full time), although the actual salary is based on your technical skills and personal competencies as well as your professional experience.

We are looking forward to receiving your application online!

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Do you have any additional questions about the position? Your HR Recruiting Manager for this position is Marlies Täufinger.

On our career site you will find further interesting information about us as an employer as well as information about the application process or our diverse divisions. Take a look behind the scenes and get an insight into our day-to-day business.

Arbeitsform / Flexibility: On-Site
Organisationseinheit / Device: Research
Berufserfahrung / careerlevel: Apprenticeships (leaving High school)

Unser Unternehmen

Bei Boehringer Ingelheim entwickeln wir bahnbrechende Therapien, die das Leben von Mensch und Tier verbessern. Als 1885 gegründetes und seitdem im Familienbesitz befindliches Unternehmen nehmen wir eine langfristige Perspektive ein. Mit 52.000 Mitarbeitenden weltweit setzen wir unsere Ziele um und fördern dabei eine vielfältige, gemeinschaftliche und inklusive Unternehmenskultur.

Wir sind überzeugt: Mit talentierten und ambitionierten Mitarbeitenden und ihrer Leidenschaft für Innovationen heben wir die Grenzen des Erreichbaren immer wieder auf.

Warum Boehringer Ingelheim?

Bei uns können Sie wachsen, zusammenarbeiten, innovativ sein und Leben verbessern.

Wir bieten Ihnen herausfordernde Tätigkeiten in einem respektvollen und kollegialen globalen Arbeitsumfeld mit einer Vielzahl von auf Innovation ausgerichteten Denkweisen und Methoden. Darüber hinaus sind für uns Qualifizierung und Entwicklung für alle Mitarbeitenden von zentraler Bedeutung, denn Ihr Wachstum ist unser Wachstum.

Boehringer Ingelheim ist ein globaler Arbeitgeber, der sich für Chancengleichheit einsetzt, und ist stolz auf seine vielfältige und inklusive Kultur. Wir begrüßen die Vielfalt von Perspektiven und streben nach einem inklusiven Umfeld, wovon unsere Mitarbeiter*innen, Patienten*innen und Communitys profitieren.

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