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PhD, MD as Research Scientist in the region of 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 2-3 years of post-doctoral expertise and strong project management skills.
  • Profound knowledge in modern cell culture and molecular biology techniques, as well as hands-on experience in mouse experimentation. Expertise in the area of virology, gene therapy, immunology and/or oncology and with mouse tumor models is an asset. Experience in one or several of the following techniques is a strong plus: histology, qPCR, FACS, non-rodent mammalian animal 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 a 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 early development into clinical application. We offer a responsible position with multifaceted and exiting tasks in an engaged scientific team.
  • This position is remunerated with a monthly salary of at least € 4.000,- gross (in regard to full-time employment, payable 14 x per year) depending on experience and practical knowledge.

Contact detail

How to apply:
ViraTherapeutics GmbH
Frau Verena Hausen

Send application to
ViraTherapeutics GmbH
Frau Verena Hausen
Exlgasse 20a
6020 Innsbruck, Austria


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Austria (Tirol)
Working place
6020 Innsbruck
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Human medicine, Biotechnology