Master Student in RNA biology and super-resolution microscopy

The Balzarotti and Plaschka labs have a joint open position for a Master’s student at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) to study mRNA processing in human cells using super-resolution microscopy.

The successful candidate will engineer human cell lines using CRISPR-Cas9 and learn how to acquire and analyze super-resolution microscopy data using a state-of-the-art MINFLUX microscope. He/she will investigate the spatial organization of mRNA processes in cells at an unprecedented resolution, and further be exposed to a variety of molecular biology techniques and microscopy methods.

The ideal applicant will be highly motivated, have a strong interest in biophysics and gene expression, and have experience in light microscopy. We offer an exciting research project, outstanding infrastructure, and an excellent opportunity to learn both high-end light microscopy and cell engineering. The position is available from autumn 2022 and remains open until filled. The student will receive a monthly stipend..

To apply please send a CV and cover letter as specified in