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Scientist Assay Development – Preclinical Analytical Development (m/f)

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Scientist Assay Development - Preclinical Analytical Development (m/f)

Date posted: January 21, 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 looking for a highly motivated Scientist to join our team. The focus of the Preclinical Analytical Development Department is to develop and perform assays for testing and characterization of our products.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead and guide the development, optimization and performance of analytical assays particularly for high sample throughput under BSL-2 conditions to support development of vaccine products
  • Improve the quality of assays, improve potency of assays to support characterization, quality control and preclinical and clinical development of HOOKIPA's vector platforms
  • Support troubleshooting and route-cause-analyses of internal assays, implementation and adherence to quality system
  • You will use a variety of functional readouts, which can include new technologies or established technologies for our product characterization (e.g. FFU, virus titer determination by chromogenic/immunofluorescence focus formation assay, FACS, ELISA, RT-qPCR)
  • Data processing, analysis, interpretation, and writing reports, troubleshooting by integrating a broad biological, but also technical understanding

Qualifications & Skills:

  • PhD in Immunology, Virology or cancer biology or related fields
  • Experience working in biopharmaceutical or biotechnology industry is of advantage
  • Experience with immunological, virological or molecular biological techniques (FFU and cell based assays, FACS analysis, WB, ELISA)
  • 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
  • Excellent team work (fluent in written and oral English) to drive cross-functional work

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 3.802,- 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: as soon as possible


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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