(Sr.) Lab Technician – Translational Research (m/f)

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Hookipa Biotech GmbH

(Sr.) Lab Technician – Translational Research (m/f)

Date posted: September 21, 2020
Location: Vienna, Austria


HOOKIPA Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: HOOK) 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.

Position Summary:

We are looking for a highly motivated (Senior) Lab Technician with experience in cell culture and the analysis of immune responses to join our team. The focus of the Translational Research Department will be to develop and perform critical immune monitoring assays with clinical specimen for mechanistic characterization of novel therapies and assessment of target engagement.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Working with infectious substances under BSL-2 conditions
  • Support and perform immunological techniques including multicolor flow cytometry, ELISA, ELISpot, cytokine assay and other immunoassays
  • Purification and characterization of PBMCs
  • Maintaining primary cells and cell lines
  • Human and animal tissue preparation and processing
  • Accurate and legible documentation and records of experiments according to Quality standards
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment and material stocks
  • Ability to work on weekends and statutory holidays if necessary


  • MTA, BTA, Dipl. Ing. (FH), B.Sc. or M.Sc. or equivalent in relevant field (e.g. Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Biotechnology)
  • Experience with cell culture, multicolor flow cytometry, immunological assays and human PBMC culture would be an advantage
  • Independent, efficient, and proactive workstyle
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, hands-on mentality, and solution-oriented
  • Motivated, flexible, team player with the ability to work under time pressure
  • Eager to learn and develop new techniques
  • Fluent in English

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

We are required by Austrian law to post a minimum salary. The minimum monthly gross salary from EUR 2.487,- (Lab Technician) to EUR 2.797,– (Sr. 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 (m/f) 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: talent@hookipapharma.com

For more information on HOOKIPA please visit www.hookipapharma.com

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