Evotec job position offer: Research Scientist (f/m/d) Biophysics (Protein Production & bio-NMR)

Dear colleagues,


On behalf of our team,  I am posting here a job offer for a Full time, temporary position (12 months) for a Research Scientist (f/m/d) Biophysics (Protein Production & bio-NMR). Due to a recent cyber-attack I am here using my private email but direct answers to this post will not be considered: please refer to this job-post for eventual applications.


Evotec is a life science company with a unique business model focused on delivering highly effective new therapeutics to the patients. The Company leverages its multimodality platform, the “Data-driven R&D Autobahn to Cures”, for proprietary projects and within a network of partners including Pharma, Biotech, academics, and other healthcare stakeholders. With more than 4,500 highly qualified people at 17 sites, Evotec aims to create the world-leading co-owned pipeline for innovative therapeutics. For additional information please go to www.evotec.com and follow us on Twitter (@Evotec) and LinkedIn.


Research Scientist (f/m/d) Biophysics (Protein Production & bio-NMR)


Full-time, temporary (12 months)


Your key responsibilities

  • Design approaches to obtain and characterize high-quality proteins for different areas of research and development
  • Express high levels of recombinant proteins in bacterial and eukaryotic systems, with a specific emphasis on isotope-labelled proteins
  • Perform multi-step protein purifications in medium scale with continuous critical analysis of the procedure
  • Implement methods for project advancement and overcome issues when working with challenging protein targets
  • Organize and acquire materials required for (isotope-labelled) protein purification
  • Design and apply biophysical and biochemical assays for QC of purified proteins, identify and characterize active compounds during lead discovery
  • Document, summarize, interpret, troubleshoot and present protein expression and purification results


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 protein purification in the biotechnology industry and customer interaction experience
  • You already worked on recombinant protein expression in multiple hosts, ideally bacterial, insect and yeast systems. Experience with isotope labelling would be beneficial
  • You have several years of proven experience with protein purification using chromatography systems and analysis using standard techniques
  • A working knowledge of bio-NMR spectroscopy is desirable
  • Former experience in performing biophysical assays (e.g. DSF, SPR, MST or NMR), 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
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, German is advantageous


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, holiday pay and annual bonus payments as well as flexible working hours



Kind regards


Dr. Luca Codutti