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We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated
PostDoc Oncolytic virotherapy in human tumor ecosystems (f/m/diverse)

ViraTherapeutics is a subsidiary of the Boehringer Ingelheim 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 and highly motivated

PostDoc Oncolytic virotherapy in human tumor ecosystems (f/m/diverse)

Within this research-based position, you will complement the development of human ex vivo based assays to ease the transition to the clinics.

Your role:

  • Investigate mechanisms of actions of oncolytic viruses/immunomodulatory therapeutics in human tumor ex vivo based primary culturing systems.
  • Set-up and perform basic cell- and molecular assays (e.g. qPCR, viability assays, IF/IHC).
  • Independently execute, evaluate and document experiments.
  • Support sample organization/logistics.
  • Interact and communicate proactively within a highly dynamic research network including partners from academia, industry (including presentations of the project work).

Your ideal qualification:

  • Biologist (PhD) with a profound expertise and scientific curiosity in tissue-based ex vivo systems human cancer immunology and/or virology.
  • Sound knowledge in basic cell-and molecular assays including trouble-shoot abilities.
  • Experience in tissue based assays (3D) or patient-derived samples is a plus.
  • Ability to independently plan, execute, evaluate and document experiments.
  • Excellent organization and presentation skills.
  • Team player with clear communication skills to integrate 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.

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.
  • 2 year fixed contract with the possibility to extend. Access to Boehringer Ingelheim’s PostDoc program.
  • Work within 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. Monika Petersson, Bundesstrasse 27, 6063 Rum, Austria
We look forward to receiving your application by email:jobs@viratherapeutics.com

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