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Ref2320: Communications Officer (full-time; m/f/x)

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 molecular biology? 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 mission of recruiting top talent
  • Convey complex information strategically to different target audiences through a variety of channels (e.g. website, social media, press releases)

We are looking for:

  • Outstanding work experience in storytelling and science writing for defined target audiences (minimum two years of full-time work)
  • Demonstrated, strong interest in and solid understanding of molecular life sciences; degree/research experience in life science subject is an asset
  • Experience with an elite academic and/or research institution
  • Full English language proficiency (native or equivalent) 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 adjusted to 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)
  • Opportunities for collaborative work with communications colleagues from other institutions at the Vienna BioCenter
  • Home office possible up to one day a week
  • A workplace in the city with the „highest quality of living” worldwide
  • A salary of 45,000 to 55,000 EUR (annual gross, 40 hours/week), which will be matched with experience and skills
  • Starting Date: March 2024 preferred

About the IMP at the Vienna BioCenter

The Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna is a basic life science research institute largely sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. With over 200 scientists from 40 countries, the IMP is committed to scientific discovery of fundamental molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying complex biological phenomena. The IMP is part of the Vienna BioCenter, one of Europe’s most dynamic life science hubs with more than 3,000 people from over 80 countries in six research institutions, two universities, and 40 biotech companies.,

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter and portfolio of published work samples by 14 January 2024 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]