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Ref2009: Communications Officer (full-time)

Would you like to work at the frontier of progress? Witness discovery in the making - and spread the word to a global audience? Do you enjoy both strategic communications and life sciences? Do you want to work in a competitive, international environment? Then we may fit together!

Key responsibilities

  • Contribute through your activities and projects to the implementation of the IMP’s communications strategy
  • Work on internal and external communications, for example in support of the IMP’s recruiting mission
  • Convey complex information strategically to different target audiences

We are looking for

  • Demonstrated outstanding interest in and solid understanding of molecular life sciences; degree/research experience in life science subject an asset
  • Experience with an elite academic and/or research institution
  • Experience in storytelling for defined target audiences
  • Full English language proficiency (native) with excellent editing skills
  • International mindset
  • Willingness to learn German upon taking the position; German skills an asset
  • Other assets: cross-media experience (digital, print, video), event management

We offer 

  • Opportunity to develop your skills and experience within an ambitious and reputable institution
  • International, innovative and stimulating work environment with high academic and professional standards
  • Portfolio of responsibilities that can be matched with your skillset 
  • Opportunity to employ cross-media communications with a clearly defined strategic focus targeting mainly specialist audiences (e.g. scientific community in academia, R&D scientists)
  • A workplace in the city with the "highest quality of living" worldwide
  • In line with the Austrian legal requirement to state a minimum salary, we are offering at least 33,656 EUR annual gross according to the collective agreement, but are committed to a paying a salary that competitively matches education, qualification and professional experience
  • Starting Date: late 2020, with some flexibility

About the IMP
The Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna pursues world-class research in basic molecular biology. It is located at the dynamically developing Vienna BioCenter and largely sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. With over 250 scientists from 40 countries, the IMP is committed to scientific discovery of fundamental molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying complex biological phenomena. The IMP is an equal opportunity employer. 

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter and work samples by 31 July to:
Dr. Benedikt Mandl, Head of Communications
Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP)
Campus-Vienna-Biocenter 1, A-1030 Vienna
e-mail: benedikt.mandl[at]