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We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, and hands‐on
Investigative Pathologist in viral‐based cancer therapies (f/m/d)

ViraTherapeutics is a subsidiary of the Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) group of companies: a perfect symbiosis of big pharma and a biotech start‐up vibe. Located in the beautiful city of Innsbruck (Rum), Austria – a great place to live and to work – our dedicated Research team develops innovative viral‐based immune‐oncology treatment options.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, and hands‐on

Investigative Pathologist in viral‐based cancer therapies (f/m/d)

In this science‐focused position, you will be an integral driver of a translational science hub de‐convoluting early anti‐cancer research concepts.

Your role:

  • Drive our histopathological assessment to develop human ex vivo based assays and investigate mechanisms of actions of oncolytic viruses/immunomodulatory therapeutics.
  • Take over the full responsibility to set‐up and implement basic and new histopathological platforms, including multiplex assays and digital pathology.
  • Independently execute histopathological assays to establish and/or validate key methods enabling cutting edge histology of human and animal tumor samples.
  • Self‐motivated knowledge management in the field (based on scientific network and deep literature oversight) to propose and implement innovative methods and evaluation concepts.
  • Actively contribute to the design and pre‐clinical validation of tissue‐based biomarker assays in collaboration with the oncology translational science (OTS) group in BI discovery research.
  • Interact and communicate within a highly dynamic external research network including partners from academia, industry and the local clinical surgery departments (including presentations of the project work at scientific conferences).
  • Train and supervise technical staff.

Your ideal qualification:

  • Certified pathologist (MD) with a profound expertise and scientific curiosity in human cancer etiology, with postdoctoral/clinical experience in cancer biology and laboratory work.
  • Hands‐on experience and in‐depth knowledge in basic and advanced tissue‐based techniques such as routine histology, immunohistochemistry (IHC)/immunofluorescence (IF) (multiplexing), microscopy is a must.
  • Experience in Digital Pathology is a strong asset.
  • Sound knowledge of cancer immunology, cancer immunotherapy and human based ex vivo assays is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and clear communication skills are essential.
  • Engage in a multi‐disciplinary, lively, and flexible team.
  • Evidence of scientific rigor as documented by first author peer‐reviewed publications.
  • 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 drive research towards a novel cancer therapy at the interface of science and translation being part of an engaged scientific team.
  • Aspirate the passionate, science‐driven atmosphere of a small biotech company whilst at the same time benefit from being part of the global group of Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the pharmaceutical industry’s top 20 companies worldwide.
  • We offer an attractive salary package in line with your qualification, experience, and individual competencies.

ViraTherapeutics GmbH, Dr. Knut Elbers, Bundesstrasse 27, 6063 Rum, Austria
We look forward to receiving your application by email: jobs@viratherapeutics.com

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