Senior Scientist/Head of Disease Modeling

HeartBeat.bio is a recently founded drug discovery company focused on the development of a high- throughput 3D screening platform for heart failure and cardiomyopathies. Our core technology is based on the world-wide first self-organizing cardiac organoids (Cardioids) which resemble the human physiology of a heart chamber in a way that allows for the cost-efficient and large scale in-vitro analysis of crucial clinical parameters associated with cardiac diseases. The Cardioid platform technology has the potential to revolutionize the current cardiac drug discovery paradigm.

We work in a dynamic and collaborative environment at the Vienna BioCenter (VBC) and are looking for highly motivated candidates that share our excitement for human organoids. Currently, we are seeking a Senior Scientist/Head of Disease Modeling with experience in:

  • Stem cell culture and differentiation
  • Organoid biology and handling
  • Molecular biology, especially cloning, PCR, CRISPR/Cas9 editing
  • 2D and/or 3D disease modeling, especially genetic disease models § Background in cardiovascular R&D is beneficial

The candidate should:

  • Have completed a PhD in the life science fields
  • Have a strong commitment to excellence in science
  • Enjoy working on/developing new (genetic) disease models
  • Enjoy supervising a small team of 1-2 junior scientists
  • Have excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Enjoy working in a high-performance team.

Since we are working in an international scientific environment, excellent English is required. German language skills are a plus but not mandatory. Good command of Microsoft Office is a must.

The annual gross salary is € 50,000 or higher depending on qualification and experience for full time employment (40h/week).

If you’re interested in joining our exciting new company, please send your CV, letter of motivation and, if possible, the names and contact details of two references to Dr. Pablo Hofbauer (pablo.hofbauer@heartbeat.bio) by June 30th 2021.

We look forward to meeting you in person.

HeartBeat.bio AG

Vienna Biocenter 6

Dr. Bohr Gasse 7

A-1030 Vienna