ViraTherapeutics GmbH

PostDoc Bioprocessing of Oncolytic Virus

ViraTherapeutics GmbH

Innsbruck, Austria

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 & Development team develops innovative viral-based immune-oncology treatment options.

We are looking for highly motivated and creative

PostDoc Bioprocessing of Oncolytic Virus (m/f/d), full-time

to support the Bioprocessing Innovation Team.

Your role:

  • Develop and implement innovative bioprocessing technologies for efficient manufacturing of oncolytic viruses
  • Active participation in the design, development, characterization and validation of analytical methods
  • You ensure the provision of high quality data, presentations and reports, including external publications peer-reviewed by experts.
  • Work in close collaboration with other project teams and external partners; scientific presentation of work in project meetings and scientific conferences

Your qualification:

  • PhD in Biotechnology, Bioengineering, or equivalent
  • Substantial experience in downstream bioprocessing methods using chromatography and tangential-flow filtration
  • First experience in manufacturing of virus-based biologics and an understanding of virus particle stability are assets to this position
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to respond to changing priorities and ability to identify problems and hands-on approach to work towards solutions
  • Strong team player with excellent communication skills willing to work in a company where personal engagement and empowering combined with accountability is highly supported.
  • The position requires excellent 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:

  • 2 year fixed contract with the possibility to extend. Access to Boehringer Ingelheim’s PostDoc program.
  • You will have the unique possibility to drive bioprocess development of oncolytic virus therapies at the interface of science and translation being part of an engaged 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 € 50.000 gross per year/full-time).


ViraTherapeutics GmbH
Dr. Knut Elbers
Bundesstraße 27
6063 Rum

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PostDoc Bioprocessing of Oncolytic Virus