Thank you for your interest in ORIGIMM. We are…

- an ambitious startup biotech company focusing on vaccine discovery and development

- seeking highly motivated people to join us

- located at the Biotech Competence Centre in Vienna – in the vicinity of VBC

The company language is English.


We are currently looking for the following position:

Lab Manager (m/f) – full-time


To bring our small and personable R&D team to the next level, we are looking for a full-time Lab Manager (m/f), who will be responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of the lab. The designated candidate will support the company’s R&D team by maintaining equipment, bacterial and eukaryotic cell cultures and stocks and by conducting routine analytical tests. In addition, the candidate will create and manage various databases and facilitate literature search within the company. We are seeking the best in their profession to match our high standards, and in return, we provide a motivating and supportive work environment.We offer

  • Professional and pleasant working atmosphere
  • Work surrounding fostering individual creativity
  • Working conditions under highest ethical standards and concern for human health
  • Highly innovative scientific work environment based on mutual trust and support
  • Highly engaging, responsible and diversified position
  • Personal development opportunities
  • Flexible working times
  • Amenities and specifics of a start-up company


  • Responsibility for a smooth operation and functioning of the lab
  • Interface between Management and R&D lab team
  • Set-up of diverse systems, like databases, procedures and processes, which support the operation of the lab
  • Responsibility for making the lab more efficient
  • Screening for scientific literature and administration of relevant papers and documents
  • Ordering of material and maintenance of equipment
  • Negotiation of favorable conditions and search for alternative contractors if needed
  • Logistics of samples including shipment as well as documentation in the company database
  • Performance, analysis and documentation of test procedures (e.g. ELISA, cell culture, microbiological methods)
  • Development, optimization and validation of methods
  • Establishment of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and GDP compliant documentation
  • Work in BSL2 environment in compliance with all company regulations


  • Degree in the area of natural sciences – preferably Biotechnology or Biology – at MSc or Dipl.-Ing. level or equivalent education
  • At least 5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in a similar function with organizational responsibility
  • Experience with and good understanding of scientific work
  • Passion for organizational and coordinative tasks including good sense of priorities
  • Experience with immunological and microbiological assays including flow cytometry, ELISA, ELISPOT, cell culture, microbiological methods
  • Experience with GDP compliant documentation
  • Ability to switch to scientific work as soon as procedures in the lab are consolidated
  • Good command of MS-Office applications
  • High command of MS Excel and of some database application (MS Access, SQL or similar)
  • Willing to work under BSL2 conditions
  • High command of English and good command of German required
  • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Mature personality with broad experience in science within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Adaptable and flexible personality willing to work in a start-up surrounding
  • Highly reliable, responsible and curious personality who is open to learn and develop

The minimum salary in accordance with the “Kollektivvertrag des Chemischen Gewerbe” for this position is € 2.224,09 gross per month. The actual salary will depend on relevant experience and qualification of the designated candidate and will be negotiated at the time of the job offer. We explicitly encourage female candidates to apply for this position.

Does our description meet your expectations concerning your next career step? Then please send us your CV plus an informative motivation letter and convince us that you are the best candidate for this position. We are looking forward to receiving your application at