Biotechnologist, Biochemist as Group Leader - Vectorology, Adeno-Associated Virus Vector (m/f/d)

 Evotec GT GmbH  Orth an der Donau

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.

The In Vitro Gene Therapy Department, in Orth/Donau, Austria is looking for a highly experienced, well organized, and passionate

Group Leader Vectorology (f/m/d)

Full-time and permanent

to join our team, and lead the Vectorology group responsible for the design, generation, and analytics of AAV vectors for all internal and external projects.

Your key responsibilities

  • Shape and drive core activity of the department, in close contact with the department head
  • Design vectors tailored to the needs of the programs
  • Establish robust small-scale processes (<10 L) for diverse AAV vectors
  • Deliver research grade AAV vectors
  • Utilize a spectrum of methods for AAV vector characterization
  • Close coordination with the other groups of the department to ensure optimal project progress
  • Provide general scientific expertise about vector design and production to the team
  • Openly communicate with your team members, project leaders and members from other teams (internal and external)

Your ideal qualifications

  • You have completed your Ph.D. in Biotechnology, Biochemistry or similar, with relevant professional academic and/or industrial working experience
  • You have a gene therapy background and substantial hands-on experience with AAV vector generation
  • You have a good understanding of process development for biologics, ideally viral vectors
  • You have profound knowledge in vector quantification methods (qPCR, ddPCR, ELISA) and other assays for vector characterization
  • Your experience includes design of expression cassettes and ideally working with engineered capsids
  • You have several years of experience in successfully leading a team
  • You have excellent organizational skills, ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously, paired with the competence for trouble shooting
  • You are collaborative, helpful, reliable and determined
  • 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
  • Holiday pay and Christmas bonus, in-house canteen (with subsidy from the company), 30 days of holiday p.a. as well as Capital forming benefits

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 GT GmbH · Uferstr. 15 · 2304 Orth an der Donau

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Im April 2020 etablierte Evotec in Orth an der Donau nahe der österreichischen Hauptstadt Wien einen F+E-Standort für Gentherapie mit mehr als 20 erfahrenen Gentherapie-Experten und verschiedenen gentherapeutischen Technologien. Die Wissenschaftler verfügen über umfassende Expertise in Vektorologie und Virologie sowie Forschungserfahrung insbesondere in den Bereichen Hämophilie, Hämatologie,...
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