Scientist – Virology Department

Hookipa Biotech AG
  • Wien
  • Vollzeit
  • Berufserfahrung
  • 12.1.2018

Scientist - Virology Department

Date posted: December 19, 2017
Location: Vienna, Austria

Position Summary:

We are looking for a scientist with a strong background in molecular biology techniques, virology and immunology to join our highly motivated and dedicated Virology department at Hookipa Biotech AG, a Vienna-based biotechnology company developing novel recombinant viral vector vaccines against medically important infectious diseases and cancer.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of vaccine candidate vectors for cancer and infectious disease indications
  • Analysis of tumor associated antigens for use in vaccine development and establishment of molecular techniques for characterization of vaccine vectors
  • Lead and guide the generation and characterization of research grade vaccine preparations for use in preclinical studies and documentation according to GDP standards
  • Review and analyze raw data, prepare interim reports, protocols and technical reports in support of regulatory filings
  • Effectively communicate and present (internally and externally) scientific results in oral and written forms.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team to meet project timelines


  • PhD in Virology, Immunology or cancer biology or related fields with minimum 1 year relevant industry experience.
  • Strong background in molecular biology and virology
  • Background in cancer biology and experience in cancer vaccine development is a plus
  • Leadership skills and proactive working style, detail-orientated and well-organized
  • Ability to work independently, work on multiple projects in parallel and plan and prioritize work for Technical Assistants
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills (English and German fluently, written & spoken) to drive cross-functional work
  • Experience with Quality systems (e.g. GMP; GLP) is an advantage

What we offer:

  • Strong team with dedicated and passionate scientists
  • State of the art infrastructure
  • An excellent working atmosphere
  • Opportunities for personal development
  • Working in a multinational and multicultural environment

Minimum monthly gross salary is EUR 3.000,- according to our collective labor agreement, depending on experience and qualification salary can be negotiated. Starting date: As soon as possible


If you (m/f) are interested in this challenging position, please send your resume including a cover letter summarizing your qualification and experiences to:

For more information on Hookipa Biotech please visit

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