Scientific Writer - Preclinical & Translational Research

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HOOKIPA Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: HOOK) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel immunotherapies that mobilize and amplify targeted T cells to address unmet needs in cancer.

This leveraging its proprietary, versatile platform to engineer a broad pipeline of differentiated arenaviral therapeutics. These novel immunotherapies induce robust antigen-specific killer T cells to a broad range of self and non-self antigens, including viral antigens, tumor-associated antigens and neoantigens. HOOKIPA’s platform technology uses replicating viral vectors based on the target cancer, with the potential to induce killer T cell response levels previously not achieved by other immunotherapy approaches.HOOKIPA’s pipeline includes wholly-owned investigational arenaviral immunotherapeutics targeting HPV16+ cancers, prostate cancer, KRAS-mutated cancers (including colorectal, pancreatic and lung), and other undisclosed projects. In addition, the company aims to develop functional cures of HBV and HIV in collaboration with Gilead.


Position Summary:

HOOKIPA has an open Scientific Writer position with a focus on preclinical, translational and GMO topics. The Scientific Writer will join the Preclinical & Translational Research department to develop high-quality, scientifically accurate preclinical/translational documentation and communication materials both for regulatory and publication purposes and presentation to a variety of audiences. As a Scientific Writer  Preclinical & Translational Research, you will work collaboratively with Virology, Clinical, Technical Development and Regulatory Affairs teams to analyze data, write, review, edit, and submit scientific and regulatory documents for publication.

As Scientific Writer Preclinical & Translational Research, you have a background in immunology/immuno-oncology, virology, tumor biology, molecular biology, gene therapy or related fields. You are a clear and precise writer, detail-oriented, motivated, independent, and able to respond timely to evolving needs. Good analytical and writing skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment and professionalism are all essential behaviors for this role.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Write and edit manuscripts on preclinical/translational studies and/or scientific reports including special summaries from raw data for submission to regulatory agencies or for internal use, monographs, comprehensive reviews, scientific exhibits, and other projects
  • Critically analyze complex data and information and collaborate with Virology, Clinical, Technical Development and Regulatory Affairs teams on data analysis and presentations
  • Create tables, charts, figures, and other visual display elements to present scientific and preclinical/translational data
  • Ensure efficient and consistent formatting of documents, to maintain quality and ease of review across multiple documents assembled in a regulatory dossier
  • Revise and maintain a consistent scientific documentation process
  • Contribute to overall project management and to cross functional working groups as needed to facilitate efficient development and finalization of regulatory documents for submissions


  • An advanced degree (PhD or equivalent) in immunology/immuno-oncology, virology, tumor biology, molecular biology, gene therapy or related fields is preferred
  • Thorough understanding of the drug development process and adept at preclinical/translational communications
  • Proven track record of writing, editing, reviewing, and formatting manuscripts, abstracts, poster presentations, and slide decks
  • Must be able to write clearly and concisely, and to explain complex scientific information to the general public, as well as to scientific peers
  • Experience in writing regulatory documents – knowledge of EMA and FDA guidelines is a plus
  • Fluency in written and spoken English


  • An independent, motivated working style with good problem-solving skills allowing analysis, synthesis, and compilation of data from a broad range of disciplines
  • A demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, work simultaneously on multiple projects, and complete high-quality documents according to timelines
  • Proficient in MS office and data analysis software (e.g., GraphPad Prism); project management software skills are a plus
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative team-oriented work environment

What we offer:

  • Strong team with dedicated and passionate scientists
  • State of the art infrastructure
  • 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 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: as soon as possible


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

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