Technical Assistant – Virology Department

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Technical Assistant - Virology Department

Date posted: May 13, 2019
Location: Vienna, Austria


HOOKIPA Pharma Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of immunotherapeutics, targeting infectious diseases and cancers based on its proprietary arenavirus platform that is designed to reprogram the body's immune system.

Position Summary:

We are looking for a Technical Assistant (m/f) with a good experience profile in molecular biology techniques, virology and immunology to join our highly motivated and dedicated Virology department at HOOKIPA.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Working with infectious substances under BSL-2 conditions
  • Assist in further development and transfer of molecular techniques for recombinant vaccine vector production
  • Assist in projects focusing on optimizing vaccine yields
  • Assist in establishment of new molecular biology techniques and protocols
  • Production of vaccine seed viruses
  • Prepare and work according to defined SOPs and protocols; proper documentation of activities (e.g. laboratory forms, Research and Development Reports)
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Preparation and review of relevant documentation for all work processes (e.g. lab records)


  • MTA, BTA, Dipl. Ing. (FH), B.Sc. or M.Sc. in relevant field (e.g. Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology)
  • Minimum 1 year hands-on laboratory experience
  • Experience with immunological, virological or molecular biological and cell culture techniques, additional experience with nucleic acid-related methods is a strong plus
  • Experience with Quality systems (e.g. GMP; GLP) is an advantage
  • Independent and proactive work style, detail-oriented, well-organized
  • Open-minded and communicative team-player
  • Able to multi-task and work under time pressure on multiple projects
  • Work experience in biopharmaceutical or biotechnology industry is a plus
  • Fluent in written and oral English and German

What we offer:

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

We are required by Austrian law to post a minimum salary. The minimum monthly gross salary for this position is EUR 2.016,94; depending on experience and qualification, we are willing to overpay.

Starting date: As soon as possible


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

For more information on HOOKIPA please visit

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