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Research Scientist Preclinical Development (f/m)

ViraTherapeutics is a small biotech company that develops innovative virus-based therapeutics for cancer using a proprietary technology. ViraTherapeutics is based in the beautiful city of Innsbruck, Austria – a great place to live and to work.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative

Research Scientist Preclinical Development (f/m)

Your various tasks will include:
  • Preclinical development of an oncolytic virotherapy, design, perform and supervise experiments, including animal experimentation, various cell culture and molecular biology methods, assay development and validation; data analysis, evaluation and documentation according to industry standards.
  • Work under well-controlled GLP-like conditions; write project plans, sound scientific reports and SOPs.
  • Work in close collaboration with other team members and external partners.
  • Communicate with company project partners, including presentation of project work.
  • Train and supervise technical staff.
Your ideal qualification:
  • PhD in Life Sciences or an MD with at least 3-4 years of expertise and profound knowledge in tumor immunology and hands-on experience in mouse experimentation / mouse tumor models.
  • You are able to respond to changing priorities, have excellent organizational skills and an aptitude for writing; experience in an industrial environment is a plus.
  • You work in a proactive manner with hands-on approach and attention to detail.
  • You are a strong team player with good communication skills and willing to work in an environment where individual initiative and accountability to the team are required.
  • The position requires excellent communication skills and fluency in English, both spoken and written; German language skills would be highly appreciated (otherwise willingness to learn German).
Our offer:
  • You will have the unique possibility to help develop a novel cancer therapy and bring it from academic development into clinical application. We offer a responsible position with multifaceted and exiting tasks in an engaged scientific team.
  • The position is initially for 2 years, extension is possible.
  • This position is remunerated with a monthly salary of at least € 3.546,- gross (in regard to full-time employment, payable 14x per year).
ViraTherapeutics GmbH
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dorothee von Laer
Exlgasse 20a
6020 Innsbruck


Contact detail

How to apply:
Send application to
ViraTherapeutics GmbH
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dorothee von Laer
Exlgasse 20a
6020 Innsbruck

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
Work experience
job experience is not required
Austria (Tirol)
Working place
6020 Innsbruck (Österreich)
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences