Velabs Therapeutics GmbH

Senior Scientist Droplet-Based Microfluidic Screening (m/f)

Velabs Therapeutics GmbH

Heidelberg, Germany

Velabs Therapeutics GmbH is a young spin-off of the EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory) in Heidelberg and specializes in the rapid and functional screening of antibodies using droplet-based microfluidic technology. Compared to current methods of antibody screening, Velabs technology for the first time allows the quantitative and rapid recognition of antibody functions in target cells. This allows preclinical development times for therapeutic antibodies to be significantly shortened and patients to be treated earlier. Velabs has entered several pharma/biotech partnerships and has recently successfully completed a second financing round.

For the extension of our team we are looking for a

Senior Scientist Droplet-Based Microfluidic Screening (m/f)


  • Support of the department Screening & Development in all operational and technical tasks and execution of screening experiments in own responsibility
  • Further development of droplet-based microfluidic technology
  • Implementation of cell-based assays in microfluidic formats
  • Independent planning/implementation of processes to improve microfluidic screening workflows
  • Evaluation and documentation of test results
  • Excellent know-how in droplet-based microfluidics and soft lithography
  • Conceptualize, design, and perform novel in vitro functional assays with primary human and murine cells
  • Design assay screening suite to enable lead antibody selection

Your Qualification/Expertise

  • PhD degree in Microfluidics, Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology or related field with a minimum of 3 years of postdoctoral or equivalent industrial experience
  • Solid knowledge and hands-on experience in droplet-based microfluidic technology
  • Experience in antibody screening, development and engineering in relation to immunology-based diseases and treatment options is an advantage but not absolutely required
  • Experience in working with mammalian cells
  • Proven track record in supervision of technicians / associates/trainees
  • Highly motivated and self-driven with excellent communication and presentation skills, capable to work both as a manager and also as a team player
  • Fluency in English (written and oral)

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Senior Scientist Droplet-Based Microfluidic Screening (m/f)