Research Scientist (f/m/d) - Lipid/Polymer Chemistry and Drug Delivery

Evotec SE
23 Nov 2021
25 Apr 2023
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

Evotec is a life science company with a unique business model focused on delivering highly effective new therapeutics to the patients. The Company leverages its multimodality platform, the “Data-driven R&D Autobahn to Cures”, for proprietary projects and within a network of partners including Pharma, Biotech, academics, and other healthcare stakeholders. With more than 4,000 highly qualified people at 14 sites, Evotec aims to create the world-leading co-owned pipeline for innovative therapeutics. For additional information please go to and follow us on Twitter (@Evotec) and LinkedIn.

The In Vitro Gene Therapy Department, in Orth/Donau, Austria is looking for a highly motivated, experienced, and passionate

Research Scientist (f/m/d) - Lipid/Polymer Chemistry and Drug Delivery Full-time and permanent

Your key responsibilities:
  • Leading implementation of the LNP-based platform
  • Analyzing and characterizing lipids and lipid nanoparticles using suitable methods
  • Designing and applying lipids for the syntheses of lipid nano-particles (LNP)
  • Acting as formulation subject matter expert for non-viral delivery of nucleic acid therapeutics
  • Generating, evaluating and reporting data
  • Providing data interpretations and summarizing scientific topics, both verbally and in writing
  • Keeping up to date with novel developments in the field
  • Closely collaborating and communicating with team members, project leaders and collaboration partners (internal and external)
Your ideal qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, or related scientific disciplines
  • Profound working experience or additional post-graduation experience in a pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology environment
  • Proven experience in designing and optimizing strategies of lipid and/or polymer syntheses
  • Proficiency with the analytical and physicochemical characterization of novel materials
  • Strong working knowledge of, and ideally experience with, novel delivery technologies (e.g. nanoparticles and microspheres) and advanced genetic therapy modalities (e.g. small RNAs, mRNA or DNA)
  • Track record of scientific excellence in terms of scientific publications, patents, and/or conference presentations
  • Awareness of the lipid innovation landscape is a plus
  • Experience with microfluidics and/or jet-reactor production platforms is desirable
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously, paired with the competence for trouble shooting
  • Ability to contribute to the progress of your projects, with the initiative to actively communicate with team members and colleagues as well as with internal and external partners
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced work environment
  • Professional language skills in English – both written and spoken, German is a plus
Our offer:
  • A position within a vigorous and exciting professional environment promoted by an open culture and a spirit of community
  • A diverse, international workforce with a dynamic working environment that fosters creativity, innovations and teamwork
  • Capital forming benefits, flexible working hours, holiday pay, and annual bonus depending on performance
  • Holiday pay and Christmas bonus, in-house canteen (with subsidy from the company), 30 days of holiday p.a. as well as Capital forming benefits

We offer an attractive salary package in line with your qualification, experience and individual competencies. The salary package considers the guideline of the corresponding collective agreement (at least EUR 38,920.00 € gross per year/full-time).

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