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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.

Contact:

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

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