Biological Scientist, Biochemist as Research Associate - Drug discovery projects (f/m/d)

 Evotec SE   Hamburg
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, 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 our Headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, we are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and passionate

Research Associate (f/m/d)

full-time and temporary for 2 years

to join our Cellular Sciences team and contribute to our collaborative drug discovery projects.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Planning and preparation of cell banks and large-scale cell production, including functional validation of assay-ready frozen cells
  • Perform cell culture work
  • Support of our research projects with cell culture expertise, including preparation of scientific proposals and communication with our internal partnners
  • Quality control of cell products, including different types of assays (e.g. HTRF, luciferase, ELISA)
  • Document, summarize, interpret, troubleshoot and present projects
  • Organize and acquire materials required for cell culture work

Your Ideal Qualifications

  • 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 5 years hands-on experience with cell culture and customer interaction experience
  • Several years of proven experience in the area of cell culture, working with eukaryotic cell lines and primary cells are required
  • Experience in optimization of the cell culture processes or cell cultivation conditions is of advantage
  • 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 in a cross-functional team
  • Fluent in English

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, flexible working hours, holiday pay, and annual bonus depending on performance

To apply, please click on the “Apply” button and provide your application documents (CV and cover letter including earliest possible start date and salary requirements). We are looking forward to get to know you and to your application.

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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