(Senior) Lab Technician – Preclinical Research & Development (m/f)

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(Senior) Lab Technician - Preclinical Research & Development (m/f)

Date posted: February 11, 2021
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 (Senior) Lab Technician to join our team. The focus of the Preclinical R&D Department is to characterize the immunogenicity and efficacy of candidate therapies in a range of preclinical models. This position involves working in the laboratory and the animal facility.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Working with infectious substances under BSL-2 conditions
  • Working in the animal facility, mouse handling and drug application
  • Support and perform immunological techniques including multicolor flow cytometry, ELISA, ELISpot, cytokine assay and other immunoassays
  • Perform in vitro and ex vivo assays to characterize immune cells and other cells of the tumor microenvironment
  • Maintaining primary cells and cell lines
  • In vivo assessment of the therapeutic effect of candidate therapies (e.g., monitor tumor growth)
  • Tissue sampling and processing
  • Accurate and legible documentation and records of experiments
  • Ability to work on weekends and statutory holidays if necessary


  • MTA, BTA, Dipl. Ing. (FH), B.Sc. or M.Sc. or equivalent in relevant field (e.g., Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Biotechnology)
  • Experience with cell culture, multicolor flow cytometry, immunological assays and mouse in vivo models would be an advantage
  • Independent, efficient, and proactive workstyle
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, hands-on mentality, and solution-oriented
  • Motivated, flexible, team player with the ability to work under time pressure
  • Eager to learn and develop new techniques
  • Fluent in 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 from EUR 2.523,- (Lab Technician) to EUR 2.837,- (Senior 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: as soon as possible


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

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

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