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Lab Technician – Upstream Processing (m/f)

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Lab Technician - Upstream Processing (m/f)

Date posted January 20, 2020
Location: Vienna, Austria


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 searching for a highly motivated Lab Technician (m/f) with a good experience profile in process development and virology to join our Upstream Processing team for a permanent position. The focus of our upstream process unit within the Process Development Department is the establishment and optimization of novel vaccine candidate productions as well as process development work. The advertised position is primarily laboratory based.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Perform cell culture duties and all associated activities, such as freezing, thawing, passaging and cell counting
  • Take responsibility for all lab related tasks, such as lab organization, material flow, ordering, decontamination, etc.
  • Execute bioreactor runs independently at research scale and intermediate scale
  • Assist in experiments to optimize vector yield and process robustness
  • Design accurate documentation protocols and follow documentation according to GDP
  • Collect analytical data and compile data overviews and presentations

Qualifications & Skills:

  • MTA, Dipl. Ing. (FH) or M.Sc. in relevant field (e.g. Biotechnology) with preferably 2 years of hands-on experience in the upstream processing field
  • Knowledge in cultivation of mammalian cells, suspension and adherent cells highly preferred
  • Expertise in Bioreactor cultivation and In-Process control
  • Knowhow in Viral Vector Manufacturing will be a plus
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects under time pressure
  • Detail-oriented, well organized and proactive workstyle, accurate GMP-like documentation obligatory
  • Open-minded and communicative team-player
  • 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 2.487,- 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: April 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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