(Senior) Lab Technician - Translational Research

Date posted: 08. February 2022
Location: Vienna

Position Summary

We seek an experienced, highly motivated (Senior) Lab Technician with expertise in immunological assays and cell culture to join our dynamic Translational Research Team in the Preclinical & Translational Research Department. Working closely with scientists and peers you will be establishing, optimizing, and performing immunological assays including working with clinical specimen for mechanistic characterization of novel therapies. Further, you will support developing innovative therapeutic approaches using preclinical models and moving lead candidates into clinical development. In this position, you will be using a wide range of in vitro techniques.

Main Responsibilities
  • Perform immunoassays (e.g., multicolor flow cytometry, ELISA, multiplex cytokine profiling)
  • Perform in vitro assays with human PBMCs and cell lines (e.g., transfection, ELISpot, cytotoxicity, proliferation, live cell imaging)
  • Develop, optimize, and establish translational in vitro and ex vivo assays
  • Execute, analyze, and present experiments in department meetings
  • Cell culture of cell lines and primary cells (e.g., moDCs)
  • Human tissue preparation and processing (e.g., PBMCs)
  • Work with infectious materials under BSL-2 conditions
  • Documentation of experiments according to internal guidelines
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment and material stocks
  • Ability to work on weekends and statutory holidays if necessary


  • MTA, BTA, Dipl. Ing. (FH), B.Sc., M.Sc. or equivalent in relevant field (e.g., Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Biotechnology)
  • 1+ year of relevant hands-on lab experience (e.g., cell culture, immunoassays, BSL-2)
  • Understanding of the concepts of immunology and immuno-oncology
  • Experience with cell culture, flow cytometry, immunological assays and human PBMCs is a must
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques (e.g., qPCR, transduction) is a plus
  • Eager to acquire new knowledge, to learn, develop and optimize novel techniques
  • 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 and in participating in all aspects of preclinical development
  • Excellent communication skills in English; 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
  • Working in a multinational and multicultural environment
  • Employee benefits such as health screening, public transportation card, Sodexo pass



We are required by Austrian law to post a minimum salary. The minimum monthly gross salary from EUR 2.754,- (Lab Technician) to EUR 3.233,- (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 are interested in this challenging position, please send your CV including a cover letter summarizing your qualification and experiences to: talent@hookipapharma.com

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