Lab Scientist Oncolytic virotherapy in human tumor ecosystems (f/m/diverse)

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Lab Scientist Oncolytic virotherapy in human tumor ecosystems (f/m/diverse)

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Within this research-based position, you will be part of a translational hub investigating early anti-cancer research concepts.

Tasks & responsibilities

  • Establish and characterize primary human tumor ex vivo cultures
  • Investigate mechanisms of actions of novel oncolytic virus/immunomodulatory therapeutics in human tumor ex vivo based primary culturing systems
  • Set-up and perform basic cell- and molecular assays (e.g. IF/IHC, ELISA, RNA expression analyses)
  • Independently execute, evaluate and document experiments
  • Support sample organization/logistics


  • Master/diploma degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular medicine or equivalent
  • Background in immunology/cancer immunology/cell biology is an advantage
  • Sound knowledge in basic cell-and molecular assays including trouble-shoot abilities
  • Experience in tissue based assays (3D) or patient-derived samples is a plus
  • Ability to independently plan, execute, evaluate and document experiments
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Team player with clear communication skills to integrate in a multi-disciplinary, lively and flexible team
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written; German language skills would be highly appreciated (otherwise willingness to learn German)

Your Benefits

  • You will have the unique possibility to be part of an engaged scientific team driving research towards a novel cancer therapy at the interface of science and translation
  • Work within the passionate, 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 EUR38.000 gross per year/full-time).


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.


ViraTherapeutics GmbH, Dr. Monika Petersson, Bundesstraße 27, 6063 Rum, Austria,

We are looking forward to receiving your application via our application portal so that we can treat your data confidentially and in compliance with the GDPR.

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