Laboratory Technician (cell-culture) - Preclinical and Analytical Development

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Kontakt: Gwen Kerforn
Telefon: +43 1 890 63 60


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:

We are looking for a highly motivated Lab Technician to manage our routine cell-culture activities. The main focus of the Preclinical Analytical Development Department is to perform and optimize assays for testing and characterization of our products. This position is a part of the routine assay testing team with 10-15 laboratory technicians. This position is primarily laboratory based.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Organize and manage the routine cell culture activities within a small team
  • Plan and execute on all routine cell culture activities (cell culture, cell banks, mycoplasma testing, FBS sourcing, etc.)
  • Create, maintain and update cell-culture relevant documentation and trending
  • Organize and host regular cell culture meetings with team members and costumers
  • Testing, stockkeeping and requesting of cell culture consumables (FBS, media, plasticware, etc.)
  • Transfer of cell culture methods to external partners

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Scientific education (e.g. HTL – Rosensteingasse, studies in the field of (molecular) biology, biotechnology, chemistry, pharmaceuticals or food industry)
  • 2-4 years of experience with human cell culture and associated activities (freezing, thawing, cell-banking, etc. )
  • Attention to detail and organizational tasks
  • Independent, well-organized and proactive work style
  • Able to develop and maintain an overview for cell culture activities
  • Able to pilot the cell culture workflow
  • Open-minded, communicative and reliable team-player
  • Able to multi-task and work under time pressure on multiple projects
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written
  • 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 2.754,- 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/d) are interested in this challenging position, please send your CV including a cover letter (summarizing your qualification and experiences) as well as your credentials to:

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