(Senior) Lab Technician – Preclinical & Translational Research

Main focus: Discovery
Date posted: 02. February 2022
Location: Vienna

Position Summary

We seek an experienced, highly motivated (Senior) Lab Technician to join our dynamic team in a fast-paced drug discovery environment. In the Preclinical & Translational Research Department, you will focus together with scientists and peers on discovering new targets but also establishing immunological assays to further understand the mechanism of action in anti-tumor immunity. In addition, you will contribute to characterizing the immunogenicity and efficacy of candidate therapies in a range of pre-clinical models and support in moving lead candidates into clinical development. This position covers both in vitro and in vivo techniques involving work in the laboratory and animal facility.

Main Responsibilities
  • Cell culture of human and murine cell lines and primary cells  
  • Perform in vitro and ex vivo immunological assays 
  • Contribute to in vivo studies such as tumor growth monitoring 
  • Lead optimization and set-up of novel experimental approaches  
  • Independent planning, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data 
  • Perform experiments with infectious material under BSL-2 conditions 
  • Support planning the work of (junior) lab technicians and train them in novel techniques 
  • Prepare documentation in accordance with Hookipa guidelines and support maintenance of lab equipment 
  • Ability to work on weekends and statutory holidays, if necessary 


  • B.Sc., M.Sc. or MTA, BTA or equivalent experience in a relevant field (e.g., Biology, Biotechnology, Immunology, Microbiology)  
  • 3+ years of relevant lab hands-on experience (e.g., cell culture, immunoassays, experimental work under BSL-2 conditions)  
  • Understanding the concepts of immunology and immuno-oncology 
  • Experience with cell culture and flow cytometry is a must 
  • Familiar with immunological assays such as cytokine assays  
  • Experience with mouse handling  
  • Independent, efficient, proactive, well-organized, solution- and detail-oriented, hands-on mentality 
  • Motivated, flexible team player with the ability to handle multiple tasks in parallel and deliver high quality results under tight timelines 
  • MS Office and data analysis skills (GraphPad Prism, FlowJo) 
  • Strong interest in working in a creative environment, discovery of new therapeutic targets and in participating in all aspects of preclinical development 
  • Eager to acquire new knowledge, to learn, develop and optimize novel techniques 
  • Fluent in both written and oral Englisch, German is a plus 

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  
  • 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 is EUR 2.754 (Lab Technician) to 3.233,- (Senior Lab Technician) based on fulltime (40 hours per week). Depending on your 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 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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