Vienna - July 04, 2024

Assay Development Scientist (m/f/d) - id:20240704

About Us

At aitiologic, an Austrian precision medicine startup, we are aiming to enable early disease detection and targeted therapy through AI-powered innovations. Central to our mission is the development of the aitios® platform, designed specifically for tissue-specific mutation detection.

Founded in June 2023, we build on patented multi-omics technology originally developed at Siemens Healthineers. We are a passionate team of entrepreneurs, scientists and problem-solvers dedicated to our vision of decoding health at the level of tissues and cells to understand molecular root causes of health and disease.

Position Overview

We are seeking a highly motivated Assay Development Scientist (m/f/d) to join us in Vienna, Austria. In this role, you will work with internal and external stakeholders on the development of genetic and epigenetic liquid biopsy assays.

If you are a creative thinker with a passion for innovation and a desire to make a meaningful impact, we want to hear from you.

Main Responsibilities

  • Assay development for genetic and epigenetic liquid biopsy.
  • Perform molecular biology experiments, including DNA extraction, PCR, qPCR, electrophoresis, and next-generation sequencing (NGS) from native human samples.
  • Develop and optimize library preparation protocols for genetic and epigenetic single-molecule sequencing (e.g., Oxford Nanopore Technologies) for low DNA input.
  • Record, analyze, and interpret experimental data.
  • Maintain and prepare laboratory equipment and reagents.
  • Maintain detailed laboratory notebooks and documentation for all experiments.
  • Manage inventory of laboratory supplies and place orders as needed.


  • University degree qualification in molecular biology, biochemistry, or similar discipline (including BMA/MTA qualification) with relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of molecular assay development and analytical validation.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with a hands-on mentality and can-do attitude.
  • Good level of English.

Why aitiologic?

  • Challenging work on cutting-edge precision medicine projects.
  • Career development opportunities in an early-stage high-tech start-up.
  • Collaborative and innovative work culture in a small team.
  • Competitive salary and flexible/hybrid working conditions.

How to Apply

If you're excited about the opportunity to work with a dynamic team at the forefront of precision medicine, please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience to

aitiologic is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We look forward to receiving your application and getting to know you better!

aitiologic GmbH is supported by the Austrian BMAW/BMK Seed - Deep Tech program coordinated by aws.

aitiologic GmbH
Karl-Farkas-Gasse 18
1030 Vienna

Registered Office: Vienna, Austria (FN 606799 b)

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