Postdoctoral Fellow / Associate (f/m/d) Neuroinflammation Research

Postdoctoral Fellow / Associate (f/m/d) Neuroinflammation Research

Evotec AG

Hamburg, 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 knowledge 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 discovery alliances with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

At Evotec’s headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, the Target Identification & Biomarker Department is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated

Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate (f/m/d)
Neuroinflammation Research
full-time and initially limited to 2 years

The successful candidate will use cutting-edge technologies to study the molecular mechanisms regulating neuro­inflammation and to design novel drug discovery projects targeting modulation of microglia function in a fully funded research project. You will benefit from a state-of-the-art research environment and a dynamic, multi­national, as well as multi­disciplinary team. You will actively lead 1-2 research projects, ultimately contri­buting to collaborative drug discovery campaigns using human glial cells, within Evotec.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Lead 1-2 research projects (design and execute experimental work, analyse data …)
  • Develop and implement novel microglia functional assays in collaboration with your scientific mentor. Your „hands-on“ wet-lab work is required
  • Collaborate with our hiPSC team, disease biology and drug discovery teams
  • Provide general scientific expertise about glia biology to other group members
  • Accurately and timely deliver documents, technical reports and presentations
  • Present your work at internal and international meetings
  • Publish your work in peer-reviewed journals when applicable

Your Qualifications

  • PhD in Life Science (obtained no longer than 2 years ago) or PhD candidates who anticipate completion of their PhD thesis within the next 3 months, with a strong background in glia cell biology, neuroinflammation and a broad knowledge of CNS diseases
  • Hands-on experience as well as a proven track record in (micro)glia biology is required
  • Extensive experience in various laboratory techniques (cell culture, FACS, imaging, immunoassays, RT PCR, Imaging …) is desired
  • You are a team worker: collaborative, helpful and reliable
  • Excellent communication, networking and presentation skills in English are a must
  • Experience in managing and mentoring is a strong 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
  • Company pension scheme, holiday pay and annual bonus payments depending on performance as well as flexible working hours

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

Evotec AG • Human Resources • Essener Bogen 7 • 22419 Hamburg
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