Senior Lab Technician - Virology

Main focus: Virology
Date posted: 01.20.2021
Location: Vienna

Position Summary

HOOKIPA Pharma Inc. 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. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed senior lab technician (m/f/d) with 3+ years’ experience in molecular biology techniques, virology and immunology to join our highly motivated and dedicated Virology team. The focus of our Virology department is the generation & characterization of novel vaccine vector candidates as well as basic and virological research. This position is primarily laboratory based.

Main Responsibilities
  • Generating and characterizing viral vectors (BSL-2) using cell- and molecular biology-based techniques
  • Assisting in projects focusing on pipeline development and optimization of processes
  • Supporting GMP-relevant production and characterization of recombinant vaccine candidates
  • Prepare & verify test items for preclinical studies
  • Planning and coordinating lab work to meet required timelines, coordinating projects interdepartmental
  • Assisting in establishment of new molecular biology techniques and protocols
  • Providing accurate records of all work processes and results in compliance with industrial documentation standards
  • Presenting data at internal meetings
  • Maintaining pleasant condition of laboratory and equipment, take over responsibility for 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 3 years hands-on laboratory experience, BSL-2 experience is an advantage
  • Experience with immunological, virological or molecular biological and mammalian cell culture techniques
  • Experience with Quality systems (e.g. GMP; GLP) is an advantage
  • Work experience in biopharmaceutical or biotechnology industry is a plus
  • Independent and proactive work style, detail-oriented, well-organized
  • Open-minded and communicative team-player
  • Ability to multi-task and work under time pressure on multiple projects
  • Be solution-oriented
  • Fluent in written and oral English and German

What we offer

  • Strong team with dedicated and passionate employees
  • State of the art infrastructure
  • 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 2.837,- 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.

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Gwenaelle Kerforn Executive Director Human Resources