Senior Animal Technician

Hookipa Biotech AG
  • Wien
  • Vollzeit
  • Berufserfahrung
  • 13.3.2018

Senior Animal Technician

Date posted: March 13, 2018
Location: Vienna, Austria

Position Summary:

We are looking for a highly motivated senior technician to join our team at the division of Animal models at HOOKIPA Biotech. The main focus of the animal models team is to establish various preclinical tumor models and test the therapeutic efficacy of various drugs in order to translate to clinical practice. This exciting position requires specialized skills associated with preclinical tumor models.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Working with infectious substances under BSL-2 conditions
  • Establish various preclinical tumor models
  • Perform different routes of drug administration
  • Observe animal health status routinely, ensure that the care and welfare of the experimental animals are in compliance with regulatory policies, laws and local regulations
  • Assessment of therapeutic effect of anti-tumor therapy (e.g. monitor tumor development )
  • Harvesting of various tissues and organs
  • Technical assistance of other lab technicians
  • Accurate and legible documentation and records of in vivo experiments
  • Ability to work on weekends and statutory holidays
  • Serve as the primary person of the animal models team to report to the team leader


  • MTA, BTA, Dipl. Ing. (FH), B.Sc. or M.Sc. or equivalent in relevant field (e.g. Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology). Applications from Animal caretaker 'Tierpfleger/in' are also welcome
  • At least 5 years experience with Animal models
  • Familiar with regulatory policies, laws and regulations pertaining to animal care and welfare in Austria
  • Independent, efficient, and proactive workstyle
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, hands-on mentality, and solution-oriented
  • Experience with Quality systems (e.g. GMP; GLP) is an advantage
  • Motivated, flexible, team player, and can work under time pressure
  • Eager to learn and develop new techniques
  • Fluent in English and German
  • Work experience in biopharmaceutical or biotechnology industry is a plus

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 from EUR 2.500,- ; 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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