Evotec International GmbH - Göttingen Site

Research Scientist (f/m/d) - Stem Cell

Evotec International GmbH - Göttingen Site

Cologne, Germany

Evotec is a leader in the discovery and development of novel small molecule drugs with operational sites in Europe and the US. The company has built substantial drug discovery expertise and an industrialized platform that can drive new innovative small molecule compounds into the clinic. In addition, Evotec has built a deep internal know ledge base in the treatment of diseases related to neuroscience, pain, oncology, inflammation and metabolic diseases. Leveraging these skills and expertise the company intends to develop best-in-class differentiated therapeutics and deliver superior science-driven disco very alliances with pharmaceutical and bio technology companies.

At our subsidiary in Cologne (Germany) we are seeking a highly motivated and dedicated

Research Scientist (f/m/d) – Stem Cell
Full-time and permanent

Your key responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of research assistants in their day-to-day activities
  • Use your expertise to establish and optimize hiPSC-based protocols and production processes
  • Act as project leader and interact with internal and external partners
  • Establish working routines at the SOP level for the general handling of pluripotent iPSCs and for cardiac and neuronal differentiation procedures
  • Create experiments towards meaningful quality control experiments of iPS cells and of their differentiated progeny
  • Help to establish techno logy platforms, such as FACS and/or imaging, and establish their use in QC procedures
  • Develop R&D projects to explore iPSC biology and differentiation pathways
  • Work closely with assay development experts to develop iPSC-based disease-relevant in vitro models
  • Maintain an awareness of cutting edge technological developments and scientific knowledge to improve project performance
  • Work collaboratively with project teams and customers to meet defined goals in time

Your qualifications:

  • Ph. D. in biology or other relevant field and at least 2 years postdoctoral experience
  • Profound knowledge and hands-on expertise in maintaining, manipulating and differentiating
    human pluripotent stem cells
  • Previous working experience with iPSC-based cardiac differentiation is mandatory
  • Working experience in drug discovery from the pharmaceutical or biotech industry is a strong plus
  • High level of motivation, initiative, flexibility, and ability to work well in a cross-functional team
  • Excellent communication and people skills as well as experience in managing and mentoring
    junior staff
  • As a person, you are dynamic and show high levels of drive, enthusiasm and commitment
  • Willingness to work on weekends regularly
  • Fluency in English (oral and written); German is advantageous

Our offer:

  • A permanent 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, innovation and teamwork

To apply, please click on the Apply button and provide your application documents (CV and cover letter including earliest possible start date and salary requirements). We are curious to get to know you and we are looking forward to your application.

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