Life Scientist as Research Associate - Molecular Biology (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, the Molecular Biology Team is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated

Research Associate (f/m/d) Molecular Biology

Full-time and permanent

Your key responsibilities

  • Contribute to the organization and performance of the molecular biology core lab
  • Plan, execute and analyse gene expression experiments from within different projects
  • Utilize different technologies (qRT-PCR, branched-DNA, NGS) to profile expression patterns or to interrogate sequence features over a variety of samples
  • Support the development of novel scientific methods to study nucleic acids and optimize processes in order to achieve higher throughput and improved quality
  • Provide general scientific expertise about molecular biology techniques to the team
  • Closely collaborate with your team members, project leaders and members from other groups
  • Provide and communicate high-quality data on time and document results as requested by Evotec and our external collaborators
  • Establish the research area within the department
  • The position comprises at least 70 % of the time working at the bench

Your ideal qualifications

  • You have recently completed your Ph.D. in Life Sciences or similar with substantial hands-on experience in molecular biology
  • You have profound knowledge in nucleic acid extraction and enrichment techniques, PCR, qRT-PCR, hybridization based detection and NGS-sequencing
  • You preferably have a Neuroscience background and ideally extensive understanding of genetics/genomics and epigenetics
  • Excellent organizational skills paired with the ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously to produce results against challenging timelines
  • You are a team worker: collaborative, helpful and reliable
  • The position requires fluent command of the English language; knowledge of German is a plus

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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Über 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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