We are looking for a
Research Scientist RNA Virology (f/m/diverse)

Vacancy of: 03.12.2018

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, highly motivated and creative

Research Scientist RNA Virology (f/m/diverse)

Your various tasks will include:

  • Develop compelling concepts to modify key features of RNA virus biology and innate immune responses of the host.
  • Perform molecular engineering of RNA viruses for application in cancer immunotherapy, characterization of recombinant viruses including propagation and purification as well as cell line engineering and development of cell-based assays, including project planning, data analysis, evaluation and documentation according to industry standards.
  • Work in close collaboration with other team members and external partners from academia and industry, including presentation of project work at internal conferences.
  • Train and supervise technical staff

Your ideal qualification:

  • PhD in Life Sciences with an excellent background in molecular virology of single stranded RNA viruses and a specific interest in virus/host-cell interactions and innate immunity. 1-2 years prior postdoc experience is an advantage but not a requirement.
  • Profound knowledge in RNA virus reverse genetic approaches is required. Hands on experience of CRISPR/CAS9 technology, retroviral transduction and/or cell line engineering is a strong plus.
  • Evidence of scientific rigor and excellence as documented by first author peer-reviewed publications
  • Strong team player with 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 drive research towards a novel cancer therapy. We offer a responsible position with multifaceted and exciting tasks in an engaged scientific 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.
  • For this position, we offer a competitive salary considering your expertise and personal competencies as well as your professional experience.

Contact: ViraTherapeutics GmbH, Dr. Tobias Nolden, Exlgasse 20a, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria, www.viratherapeutics.com
We look forward to receiving your application by email: tobias.nolden@boehringer-ingelheim.com
Please send your electronic application (in English) in a single PDF file including CV and a complete list of publications, statement of research interests, and at least two reference letters.

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