PhD Neurobiology as Research Associate - Neurodegeneration Research (f/m/d)

 Evotec SE  Hamburg

Evotec is a leader in the discovery and development of novel pharmaceuticals 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 drugs into the clinic. In addition, Evotec has built a deep internal knowledge-base for 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, we are seeking a highly motivated and dedicated

PhD Research Associate (f/m/d) – Neurodegeneration Research

Full-time and permanent

to contribute to the discovery and development of novel therapeutic approaches for neurodegenerative diseases as an integral part of Evotec’s CNS drug discovery pipeline.

Your key responsibilities

  • Develop and supervise cellular assay systems based on iPSC neurons and neuronal cell lines
  • Establish and implement readouts for protein quantification, protein folding and protein quality control pathways
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to support preclinical drug discovery with the potential to lead projects in the early drug discovery stages
  • Plan, organize and supervise the work of technical staff
  • Train and support staff in development of technical skills

Your ideal qualifications

  • A PhD in Neurobiology or a related field with focus on neurodegenerative diseases
  • Good understanding of protein biochemistry, protein (mis)folding and protein aggregation biology
  • Experience with Immunoassays (e.g. TR-FRET, MSD, ELISA) and Immunocytochemistry (ICC)
  • Substantial experience with assays based on neuronal cell cultures, ideally iPSC-derived neurons
  • Proven excellence in biochemical assay development and a mindset to tweak and optimize assay parameters until highly reproducible and quality-controlled assay results are achieved
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to lead a small group of technical assistants
  • Good English verbal and written communication skills, German advantageous
  • Strong publication record and demonstrated experience conducting independent research

Our offer

  • A permanent 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
  • Capital forming benefits, flexible working hours, holiday pay, and annual bonus depending on performance

We are looking forward to get to know you and to your application documents (CV and cover letter, including the earliest possible start date and salary requirements).

Evotec SE · Human Resources · Essener Bogen 7 · 22419 Hamburg

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About Evotec SE

Evotec is a global, publicly listed biotechnology company with more than 2,700 employees at 13 sites, our headquarters are located in Hamburg. We do research on innovative approaches to drug discovery and development for and with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and academic institutions. By assembling top-class scientists, state-of-the-art technologies as well as substantial...
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