Evotec is a leader in the discovery and developmentof novel small molecule drugs with operational sites in Europe and the US. The Companyhas 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 theCompany intends to develop best-in-class differentiated therapeutics and deliver superior science-driven discovery alliances with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
For our alliance management, we are seeking a highly motivated and dedicated
Principal Scientist (f/m) (full time and permanent)
who has extensive knowledge and experience in molecular, cellular and viral biology to support drug discovery efforts within a large, multi-project client collaboration in the field of neurodegenerative diseases. You will report to the Vice President, Alliance Management.
Your key responsibilities:
Proactively provide expert scientific contributions that impact the client’s projects
Identify, champion and develop new ideas that contribute to the achievement of the client’s goals
Provide scientific and technical support and coaching to Senior Scientists and Scientists to meet client and company needs
Take an active lead in the evaluation and development of new technologies, procedures and approaches to ensure high quality output
Implement new approaches, models and methodologies to improve the company’s technology base in liaison with other groups/departments
Contribute intellectually to ongoing client projects
Keep up-to-date on knowledge of scientific advances and competitive activity from literature, scientific meetings and external contacts
Collect, analyze and summarize data for presentations, reports, publications and patents
Your ideal qualification:
PhD in the life sciences, preferably Neuroscience,with 5+ years of experience in a research environment; biotech/pharma experience is a plus
Up-to-date knowledge in molecular biology and able to creatively apply most current molecular biology techniques
Hands-on experience with viral gene transfer, including in vivo application for target validation studies
Expertise in animal models of neurodegenerative disease
Previous experience in project management is desirable
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.