(Junior) Laboratory Technician – Analytical Development

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(Junior) Laboratory Technician - Analytical Development

Date posted: October 16, 2019
Location: Vienna, Austria

About Hookipa:

HOOKIPA Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: HOOK) 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 highly motivated (Junior) Lab Technician (m/f) to join our team. The main focus of the Analytical Development department is to develop and perform assays for testing and characterization of our products. This position is primarily laboratory based.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Mastering of routine assays with high sample throughput
  • Data analysis and evaluation, monitoring of assay performance (trending), troubleshooting
  • Preparation and review of relevant documentation for all work processes according to GMP standards
  • Development, optimization and performance of analytical assays (e.g. FFU, virus titer determination by chromogenic/immunofluorescence focus formation assay, RT-qPCR, flow cytometry, ELISA) under BSL-2 conditions to support development of vaccine products
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment


  • MTA, BTA, Dipl. Ing. (FH) or B.Sc. in relevant field (e.g. Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology)
  • Experience working in biopharmaceutical or biotechnology industry is of advantage
  • Experience with immunological, virological or molecular biological techniques
  • Experience with Quality systems (e.g. GMP; GLP) is an advantage
  • Independent, well-organized and proactive work style
  • Open-minded and communicative team-player
  • Able to multi-task and work under time pressure on multiple projects
  • Fluent in written and oral English and German

What we offer:

  • Strong international team with dedicated and passionate scientists and technicians
  • 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 2.246,- (Junior Lab Technician) or EUR 2.429,- (Lab Technician) based on fulltime (40 hours per week); depending on experience and qualification salary can be negotiated. In addition, we offer a performance-related bonus payment and participation in our stock option compensation program.

Starting date: January 2020


If you (m/f) are interested in this challenging position, please send your CV including cover letter and credentials to: talent@hookipapharma.com

For more information on HOOKIPA please visit www.hookipapharma.com

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