Research Associate (f/m/d) Protein production & Assay development

Research Associate (f/m/d) Protein production & Assay development

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 and inflammation. Leveraging these skills and expertise the company intends to deliver superior science-driven discovery alliances with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

The Assay Development group at our Headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, is looking for a highly motivated and dedicated

Research Associate (f/m/d)
Protein production & Assay development
Full-time and temporary (2 years)

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Design approaches to obtain and characterize high-quality proteins for different areas of research and development
  • Express high levels of recombinant proteins in bacterial and eukaryotic systems with a specific emphasis on isotope-labelled proteins
  • Perform multi-step protein purifications in medium scale with continuous critical analysis of the procedure
  • Implement methods for project advancement and overcome issues when working with challenging protein targets
  • Organize and acquire materials required for (isotope-labelled) protein purification
  • Design and apply biochemical or radiometric assays for QC of purified proteins, identify and characterize active compounds during lead discovery
  • Document, summarize, interpret, troubleshoot and present protein expression and purification results

Your Ideal Qualification:

  • You recently finished your PhD in biological sciences, biochemistry or a related scientific area. Alternatively, you hold a master’s degree in one of those areas and have more than just a few years hands-on experience with protein purification in the biotechnology industry and customer interaction experience
  • You already worked on recombinant protein expression in multiple hosts, ideally bacterial, insect and yeast systems. Experience with isotope labelling is beneficial
  • You have several years of proven experience with protein purification using chromatography systems and analysis using standard techniques
  • Former experience in performing biochemical assays, assay development and assay validation is a plus
  • Self-starting personality with high levels of autonomy, enthusiasm and commitment
  • Ability to independently plan, manage and execute several projects at any given time and with the resources given
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to interact efficiently
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, German is advantageous

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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