Evotec is a leader in the discovery and development of novel small molecule drugs with operational sites in Europe, Asia 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.
Our subsidiary in Goettingen, Germany, has more than 10 years of expertise in the development of innovative treatment opportunities for type I and II diabetes, diabetic complications and kidney diseases and is looking for a highly motivated and dedicated
(Senior) Research Scientist (m/f) In Vitro Pharmacology Metabolic /Renal Disease
full-time and permanent who will make substantial contributions to the design, execution and communication of research projects in a cross-functional, team-oriented working environment. You will be responsible for the development of in vitro assays that can be used both to identify and validate novel drug targets & pathways and also to gain a detailed mechanistic understanding of the molecular pharmacology of potential drug candidates.
Design and implement cell-based and ex vivo assays for the profiling of compounds as part of lead identification & optimization projects
Independently design and implement complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved research techniques and procedures to increase confidence in the rationale for novel approaches
Plan, organize and supervise the work of technical staff
Train and support staff in development of technical skills
Maintain a cutting edge awareness of technical developments and scientific knowledge to improve project performance
Actively contribute to and support collaborative initiatives and liaise with external scientists
Present research findings to our partners and the scientific community to generate opportunities for emerging renal research areas
Lead cross-functional research projects (depending on experience)
Your ideal qualification
A PhD degree or equivalent in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology or another relevant field with a minimum of 3+ years of drug discovery experience, preferably gained within the pharmaceutical or biotech industry
Express high energy and personal dynamism as well as the competency to significantly contribute to an important research project
Self-starting ability and capability of working with a wide degree of autonomy and independence
Demonstrate high levels of drive, enthusiasm and commitment and ability to cope with pressure
Demonstrate excellent communication, organization, presentation, interpersonal and networking skills. Possess the ability to produce results against challenging timelines
Fluency in English is required. Additionally, a working proficiency in German or willingness to acquire such is preferred.
Record of scientific achievements through scientific publications commensurate with position level (could be difficult if the person had been working in an industrial environment)
Willingness to travel to meet with potential collaboration partners and clients
Evotec offers the chance to expand and develop your career in a vigorous and exciting professional environment promoted by an open culture and a spirit of community.