PostDoc Oncolytic Virus Research (f/m/diverse)

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PostDoc Oncolytic Virus Research (f/m/diverse)

ViraTherapeutics is a subsidiary of the Boehringer Ingelheim group of companies: a perfect symbiosis of big pharma and a biotech start-up vibe. Located in the beautiful city of Innsbruck, Austria - a great place to live and to work - our dedicated Research & Development team develops innovative viral-based immune-oncology treatment options.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and creative

PostDoc Oncolytic Virus Research (f/m/diverse)

Your various tasks will include:

  • Devise, plan and advance translational projects in Oncolytic Virus Therapy using our VSV-GP or other OV platforms
  • Perform molecular engineering of viruses for application in cancer immunotherapy, characterization of recombinant viruses including propagation and purification as well as cell culture and potentially animal experiments, including project planning, data analysis, evaluation and documentation according to industry standards
  • Work in close collaboration with other team members and external partners from academia and industry, including presentation of project work at international conferences
  • Train and supervise technical staff

Your ideal qualification:

  • PhD with a strong background and profound knowledge in either molecular and classical virology, cancer immunology or immunotherapy
  • Experience in molecular virology, molecular biology, cell culture are required
  • Literature knowledge of antiviral or anti-tumoral immune responses, cancer therapy, virology as well as hands on experience with animal models are a strong plus
  • Evidence of scientific rigor and excellence as documented by peer-reviewed publications or presentations at scientific meetings
  • Strong team player with excellent communication skills and fluency in English, both spoken and written; German language skills would be highly appreciated (otherwise willingness to learn German)

Our offer:

  • 2 year fixed contract with the possibility to extend
  • You will have the unique possibility to drive research towards a novel cancer therapy at the interface of science and translation being part of an engaged scientific team.
  • Work within the concentrated, science driven atmosphere of a small biotech company whilst at the same time benefit from being part of the global group of Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the pharmaceutical industry's top 20 companies worldwide
  • We offer an attractive salary package in line with your qualification, experience and individual competencies. The base pay is composed of a market oriented excess payment and the respective amount according to the Austrian collective agreement (at least EUR 50.000 gross per year/full-time).

ViraTherapeutics GmbH, Dr. Patrik Erlmann, Exlgasse 20a, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
We look forward to receiving your application by email:


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