Research Technician

Targovax is a clinical stage immuno-oncology company developing immune activators to target hard-to-treat solid tumors. Targovax aims to unlock greater clinical benefits in cancer patients by deploying its multifunctional platforms to target key immune regulators and oncogenic drivers. Targovax’s focus is to “activate the patient’s immune system to fight cancer”, thus extending and transforming the lives of cancer patients. Targovax’s pipeline aims at different cancer indications, including melanoma, mesothelioma and colorectal cancer.

Targovax’s lead clinical candidate, ONCOS-102, is a genetically modified oncolytic adenovirus, which has been engineered to selectively infect cancer cells and activate the immune system to fight the cancer. Targovax has employees located both in Oslo, Norway and Espoo, Finland.

Building on successful studies demonstrating clinical efficacy and providing deep mechanistic insights, the ONCOS platform is being expanded into delivery of circular RNA (circRNA). In addition, Targovax has a KRAS immunotherapy program, with lead cancer vaccine candidate, TG01, due to enter the clinic in the second half of 2022. This provides Targovax with a rich pipeline of innovative future immunotherapy product candidates to follow ONCOS-102.

Targovax is currently seeking an experienced Technician to join the R&D Department of Targovax at the Karolinska Institute, in Huddinge, Stockholm, to assist in the development of the company’s preclinical research programs on future anti-cancer therapies. In this position, you will work in a fast paced, exciting, and challenging environment in-between academia and industry.


Your primary responsibilities will involve:

  • Conducting, testing and optimizing various molecular assays
  • Assisting the R&D team on a daily basis
  • Performing inventory and ordering supplies for consumables


You are a trained laboratory technician or with equivalent education. You are a service-minded team-player passionate about the development of cancer therapeutics, and fluent in oral and written English. The ideal candidate should also have the following expertise:

  • At least 3 years’ experience of lab-related work
  • Experience with molecular cloning techniques
  • Culturing and manipulating cells
  • Analyses of DNA, RNA and protein

In addition, experience with the following is preferred:

  • NGS and library preparation
  • Adenoviral/Retroviral production
  • FACS and FLOW analysis

It is important that you work independently and responsibly. Moreover, you will interact with colleagues of many different nationalities, so good communication skills are essential.


We can offer varied and exciting work in an innovative and dynamic biotech company. We promise you will develop professionally with challenging tasks in a growing company, as you participate in the development of novel cancer treatments. If you are not already familiar with the biotech industry, we can guarantee a steep learning curve while you experience an informal and supportive company culture.

Please send your CV and cover letter in English to as soon as possible. For additional information please contact Renate Birkeli via e-mail as above or phone: +47 92261624. All applications will be treated confidentially.