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We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative
(Trainee) Lab Scientist Bioprocess Development (m/f/d), full-time

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, Austria – a great place to live and to work – our dedicated Research & Development team develops innovative viral-based immune-oncology treatment options.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative

(Trainee) Lab Scientist Bioprocess Development (m/f/d), full-time

Your role:

  • Develop and implement innovative upstream or downstream technologies for efficient manufacturing of oncolytic viruses.
  • Optimize upstream and downstream process development.
  • Carry out regular USP/DSP runs with previously established SOPs.
  • Cultivate mammalian cells in bioreactor, propagation, concentration, and polishing of virus-based biologics.
  • Develop and maintain corresponding SOPs and batch-specifications. Write project and study plans and scientific reports; data presentation and discussion in the project team.

Your qualification:

  • BMA, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Microbiology, Life Sciences or equivalent with a focus on upstream and/or downstream process development or cell culture.
  • Hands-on experience and knowledge of one or more of these techniques: bioreactors, adherent & suspension cell cultures, cell line development/engineering, preparative chromatography or tangential-flow filtration.
  • Ability and willingness to work proactively with hands-on approach in a highly entrepreneurial environment.
  • Strong team player with good communication skills willing to work in a company where personal engagement and empowerment combined with accountability is highly supported.
  • The position requires English communication skills, both spoken and written. German language skills would be highly appreciated (otherwise willingness to learn German).
  • Proficient in MS-Office.

Our offer:

  • This function provides the unique opportunity to participate actively in the early development of novel virus-based cancer therapies at the interface of science and translation. We offer a responsible and versatile occupation with professional perspective in an expanding team.
  • Work within the concentrated, 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. The base pay is composed of a market oriented excess payment and the respective amount according to the Austrian collective agreement (at least € 38.000 gross per year/full-time).

Please send us your relevant application documents, including CV and certificates by email to jobs@viratherapeutics.com
ViraTherapeutics GmbH, Bundesstraße 27, 6063 Rum, Austria, www.viratherapeutics.com

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