Laboratory Technician – Virology Research (m/f)

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Laboratory Technician - Virology Research (m/f)

Date posted: May, 2021
Location: Vienna, Austria


HOOKIPA Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: HOOK) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of immunotherapeutics based on its proprietary arenavirus platform that reprograms the body's immune system.

Position Summary:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed lab technician (m/f/d) 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 therapeutic vector candidates as well as basic and virological research. The advertised position is primarily laboratory based.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Generating and characterizing replicating and non-replicating vectors (under BSL-2 conditions) using cell- and molecular biology-based techniques
  • 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
  • Work Experience in biopharmaceutical or biotechnology industry as well as knowledge about state of the art methods (e.g. CRISPR, NGS) is a plus but not mandatory
  • Experience with Quality systems (e.g. GMP; GLP) is an advantage
  • Independent and proactive work style, detail-oriented, well-organized
  • Open-minded and communicative team-player
  • Ability work under time pressure on multiple projects
  • Fluent in English and German, both spoken and written

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 2.523,- 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 are interested in this challenging and exciting position, please send your CV including cover letter and credentials to:

For more information on HOOKIPA please visit

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