Scientist – Analytics & Assay Development (m/f/d)

Date posted: 09. November 2022
Location: Vienna

Position Summary

We are looking for a highly motivated Scientist with a strong background in method development and virology to join our team. Focus of the Assay Development unit is to establish and perform assays for product characterization and release testing. With a strong emphasis on assay development, this position aims to contribute to broaden the HOOKIPA assay portfolio.

Main Responsibilities
  • Own and drive analytical assay development to meet R&D, as well as RA & QC requirements for product characterization
  • Work in a matrix environment with local and global teams including R&D, RA, QC and manufacturing
  • Establish partnerships and cooperate with CRO/CLOs for method feasibility and development studies.
  • Act as a scientific expert for development and optimization of analytical methods for product characterization
  • Plan, perform, supervise, and evaluate experiments and lead & execute on projects
  • Documentation, data processing, analysis, and interpretation of data by integrating a broad biological, as well as technical understanding
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams, partners and stakeholders
  • Work under BSL-2 and adhere to Hookipa quality standards


•    PhD in Virology, Immunology, or related subject in life science
•    At least 3 years of experience in developing and/or validating methods in the field of virology or immunology
•    Experience with immunological, virological or molecular biological techniques (e.g. cell-based assays, FACS analysis, WB, ELISA, qPCR, MS)
•    Substantial knowledge of RA and QC requirements in assay development is of advantage
•    Independent, well-organized and proactive work style
•    Creative and communicative team player with a strong sense of analytical and strategic thinking who is able to work both, independently and as part of an (interdisciplinary) team
•    Experience working in biopharmaceutical or biotechnology industry is of advantage
•    Substantial knowledge and experience with Quality systems (e.g. GMP; GLP)
•    Fluent in written and oral English and German to drive discussions
•    Valid EU working permit

What we offer

  • Strong team with dedicated and passionate employees
  • State of the art infrastructure
  • An excellent working atmosphere
  • Opportunities for personal development
  • Employee benefits such as health screening, public transportation card, Sodexo pass
  • 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 4.112,- 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: January 2023


If you (m/f) are interested in this challenging position, please send your CV including cover letter and credentials to:

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