AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Scientist (m/f/d) Bioinformatics /Biomarker Development

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We are Austria’s largest research and technology organisation and an international player in applied research for innovative infrastructure solutions. This makes us a powerful development partner for industry and a top employer in the scientific community. Our Center for Health & Bioresources, Competence Unit Molecular Diagnostics, is seeking to hire new Ingenious Partners for our location in Vienna.

Scientist (m/f/d) Bioinformatics /Biomarkers Development


  • The Competence Unit Molecular Diagnostics develops tailored biomarkers, biosensors, and rapid point of care test applications for chronic and life-threatening diseases.
  • As part of our Bioinformatics team, which focuses on the development and application of bioinformatic data processing and prediction algorithms, you will work with clinical and bench scientists to develop solutions for unresolved problems in biomedicine.
  • Furthermore, you will work in international research collaborations with experts in disease characterisation and biomarker development (clinics, laboratory, computational).


  • In this role, you will develop and implement complex algorithms for the analysis of OMICS data and prediction of medical outcomes.
  • You will be conducting scientific research that applies artificial intelligence / deep learning informed computational biology strategies to topics of biomarker development.
  • You will conceptualize, write grant proposals, and develop scientific methods and will lead competitive applied research projects in the field based on your own ideas.
  • While being responsible for the management of small to middle-sized projects, you will have the chance to interact with external collaborators and advise our national and international project partners.
  • You will mentor and supervise junior researchers and students.
  • You publish your research results in peer-reviewed journals and will present them at conferences.


  • Your commitment and know-how allow you to develop solutions for complex applied research questions.
  • Your curiosity, creativity and dedication drive the improved understanding of human disease and the development of novel diagnostic tools.

Your qualifications as an Ingenious Partner:

  • Higher Degree (preferably PhD) in Biological Sciences, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, or any other related field
  • 3-5 years working experience in a similar environment
  • Considerable knowledge and technical skills associated with the development of complex pipelines for the analysis of omics data predominantly (epi)genomics, transcriptomics and immunomics
  • Publication track record with an emphasis on biomedical research topics
  • Strong background in statistics  and artificial intelligence / deep learning, proficiency in R and Python, as well use of high-performance computing for scientific research
  • Profound analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to write grant proposals and publications
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

What to expect:
The minimum gross annual salary according to the collective agreement is EUR 53.382, --. The actual salary will be determined individually, based on your qualifications and experience. In addition, we offer company benefits, flexible working conditions, individual training and career opportunities.

At AIT, the promotion of women is important to us - that's why we are especially looking forward to hearing from female applicants!

Please submit your application documents including CV, motivational letter and certificates online.

For further information please contact:
Klemens VIERLINGER, klemens.vierlinger(at)



Scientist (m/f/d) Bioinformatics /Biomarker Development
Giefinggasse 4 Wien, Österreich
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