Senior Phage Scientist: Austria

PhagoMed is looking for a  Senior Phage Scientist in Vienna, Austria.


  • PhD or equivalent in microbiology, postdoc-level experience with bacteriophages
  • excellent publication track record in microbiology and phage research
  • track record of leading a team of research technicians and students, including steering and motivating the team
  • highly structured thinking
  • interest in targeted pharmaceutical development
  • Interest in working in a team of highly skilled and motivated professionals


  • establish research processes according to the latest microbiological technology developments (e.g. robotics and data)
  • establish and validate potency model for phages against bacteria in biofilm and planktonic growth
  • assembly of bacterial panels for species of interest, including in silico analysis of geno- and serotypes, to ensure required genetical and geographical breadth
  • selective breeding of phages, initially S. aureus, E. coli, S. epidermidis, to enhance selected properties, e.g. lytic activity in biofilm and pharmacokinetics
  • as required, search for new phages, to complement gaps in coverage by contract research partners
  • establish standardized experimental protocols that will enable reproducibility in later GLP studies (e.g. potency, phage production and purification, phage evolution)
  • documentation of results according to the PhagoMed Quality Standards (in development, non-GLP but as close as possible), to ensure the quality of results and their documentation are acceptable to regulatory authorities, working towards a human clinical trial application
  • supervise technical assistants, including training on working with bacteria and phages, working in a BSL-2 environment, application of experimental and documentation standards
  • drafting of patent claims as appropriate, publication of selected results in scientific journals


  • become part of developing a new asset class in anti-infectives
  • lead other researchers and develop into a leadership role within PhagoMed
  • take full responsibility for key elements of the PhagoMed development plan
  • pioneer new methods and processes to industrialize key phage research techniques
  • be part of a highly motivated and fun team that believes phage therapy can be part of the solution to the antibiotics crisis
  • due to legal requirements, we are required to state that the minimum salary for this job is a monthly salary of EUR 3.000, – gross. The actual salary will of course depend on the qualifications and seniority of the candidate and we are happy to discuss overpayment as well as equity-based incentives


Please  feel free to reach out directly if you have specific questions:

Dr. Lorenzo Corsini, Managing Director & COO, PhagoMed,

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