Laboratory Technician – Virology (m/f)

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Laboratory Technician - Virology (m/f)

Date posted: May 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 an enthusiastic and committed lab technician with experience in molecular biology techniques as well as virology and immunology to join our highly motivated and dedicated Virology team. The focus of our Virology department is the generation & characterization of novel vaccine vector candidates as well as basic and virological research. The advertised position is primarily laboratory based.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Generating and characterizing TheraT(R) and Vaxwave(R) vectors (BSL-2) using cell- and molecular biology-based techniques
  • Supporting GMP-relevant production and characterization of recombinant vaccine candidates
  • Providing highly accurate records of all work processes and results in compliance with industrial documentation standards
  • Assisting in projects focusing on further platform development and optimization as well as basic vector research
  • Assisting in establishment of new molecular biology techniques and protocols
  • Maintaining pleasant condition of laboratory and equipment, preparing test items for preclinical studies, assisting in organizational tasks
  • Contributing to a friendly and productive work environment


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

What we offer:

  • Strong team with dedicated and passionate scientists
  • State of the art infrastructure in an 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: July 2020


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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