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Postdoc in viral-based cancer therapies (f/m/d)

Job ID: 11318

The Position

ViraTherapeutics is a subsidiary of the Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) 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, highly motivated, and hands-on Postdoc in viral-based cancer therapies (f/m/d).

In this science-focused position, you will be an integral driver of a translational science hub de-convoluting early anti-cancer research concepts.

Tasks & responsibilities

  • Extend existing and develop new human and murine ex vivo tissue-based assays and investigate mechanisms of actions of oncolytic viruses/immunomodulatory therapeutics using life cell imaging, histology, immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization
  • Analyze tissue specimens using digital pathology and computer-based bioimage analysis
  • Self-motivated knowledge management in the field (based on scientific network and deep literature oversight) to propose and implement innovative methods and evaluation concepts
  • Interact and communicate within a highly dynamic external research network including partners from academia, industry, and the local clinical surgery departments (including presentations of the project work at scientific conferences)


  • PhD, PharmD, or MD/PhD in Immunology, Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine, Virology, Pathology, or a related field with at least 4 years of experience
  • Hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge in basic and advanced tissue-based techniques such as routine histology, immunohistochemistry (IHC)/immunofluorescence (IF) (multiplexing), microscopy is a must
  • Experience in Digital Pathology and/or bioimage processing is a strong asset
  • Sound knowledge of cancer immunology, cancer immunotherapy and ex vivo assays is preferred
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal and clear communication skills are essential
  • Engage 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 (otherwise willingness to learn German)

Your Benefits

  • 3-year fixed-term contract. Access to Boehringer Ingelheim’s PostDoc program.
  • 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.
  • Aspirate the passionate, science-driven atmosphere of a small biotech company with flat hierarchies, short decision-making processes and the opportunity to contribute your own ideas, whilst benefiting 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 and benefits package, flexible working times, and great team spirit. The remuneration for this position starts at € 68,000.00 gross per year (full-time), plus allowances and attractive social benefits (e.g. public transport ticket, meal allowance, team events, health and sports offers). The actual base salary will be in line with your qualification, experience, and individual competencies

We are looking forward to receiving your application online!

By uploading your application documents via our application portal, we can treat your data confidentially and in compliance with the GDPR.

Do you have any additional questions about the position? Your HR Recruiting Manager for this position is Anja Diestel.

On our career site you will find further interesting information about us as an employer as well as information about the application process or our diverse divisions. Take a look behind the scenes and get an insight into our day-to-day business.

Arbeitsform / Flexibility: On-Site
Organisationseinheit / Device: Research
Berufserfahrung / careerlevel: Experienced professionals

Unser Unternehmen

Bei Boehringer Ingelheim entwickeln wir bahnbrechende Therapien, die das Leben von Mensch und Tier verbessern. Als 1885 gegründetes und seitdem im Familienbesitz befindliches Unternehmen nehmen wir eine langfristige Perspektive ein. Mit 52.000 Mitarbeitenden weltweit setzen wir unsere Ziele um und fördern dabei eine vielfältige, gemeinschaftliche und inklusive Unternehmenskultur.

Wir sind überzeugt: Mit talentierten und ambitionierten Mitarbeitenden und ihrer Leidenschaft für Innovationen heben wir die Grenzen des Erreichbaren immer wieder auf.

Warum Boehringer Ingelheim?

Bei uns können Sie wachsen, zusammenarbeiten, innovativ sein und Leben verbessern.

Wir bieten Ihnen herausfordernde Tätigkeiten in einem respektvollen und kollegialen globalen Arbeitsumfeld mit einer Vielzahl von auf Innovation ausgerichteten Denkweisen und Methoden. Darüber hinaus sind für uns Qualifizierung und Entwicklung für alle Mitarbeitenden von zentraler Bedeutung, denn Ihr Wachstum ist unser Wachstum.

Boehringer Ingelheim ist ein globaler Arbeitgeber, der sich für Chancengleichheit einsetzt, und ist stolz auf seine vielfältige und inklusive Kultur. Wir begrüßen die Vielfalt von Perspektiven und streben nach einem inklusiven Umfeld, wovon unsere Mitarbeiter*innen, Patienten*innen und Communitys profitieren.

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