ViraTherapeutics GmbH

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

ViraTherapeutics GmbH, Austria

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, 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 experienced, enthusiastic and creative

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

Your role:

  • Develop and implement innovative up- and downstream process technologies for efficient manufacturing of oncolytic viruses
  • Actively transfer process technologies from bench to pilot scale within the development organization and support transfer to external contract manufacturing organizations (CMO)
  • Cultivation of mammalian cells in bioreactors, propagation, concentration and polishing of virus-based biologics, development of active live virus formulations.
  • Active participation in the design, development, characterization and validation of analytical methods
  • Develop and maintain corresponding SOPs and batch-specifications. Write project and study plans and sound scientific reports; data presentation and discussion in the project review team
  • Work in close collaboration with other project teams and external partners; scientific presentation of work in project meetings and scientific conferences
  • Train and supervise technical staff


  • Your qualification:

  • PhD in Biotechnology, Bioengineering, or equivalent, at least 3 years of PostDoc or industry experience
  • Profound expertise in manufacturing of virus-based biologics, particularly in downstream processing; special knowledge in preparative chromatography and tangential-flow filtration is an asset.
  • Used to work proactively with hands-on approach in a highly entrepreneurial environment; scientific project management experience is an advantage.
  • Strong team player with excellent communication skills willing to work in a company where personal engagement and empowering combined with accountability is highly supported.
  • Evidence of scientific rigor and excellence as documented by first author peer-reviewed publications.
  • 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:
  • 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 € 55.000 gross per year/full-time).


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