Scientist* Formulation Functionalization

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  • Mainz
  • Research, development, teaching
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Scientist* Formulation Functionalization

As a part of our Formulation Functionalization team, you will be part of an interdisciplinary team focusing on R&D projects for targeted delivery. You will contribute to the formulation development of functionalized polymer and lipid based nanoparticles for nucleic acid delivery.
Your duties in detail:
  • Responsible for formulation development in R&D projects: experimental planning and execution of experiments to identify potent functionalized formulations for targeted delivery
  • Data processing, presentation and discussion within cross-functional teams
  • Literature research, visit conferences to bring new ideas to the team
  • Chemical modification, analysis and purification of targeting ligands e.g. proteins
  • Regular supply of formulations for preclinical testing in compliance with deadlines and quality requirements
  • Responsibility for instruments and laboratory management

What you have to offer.

  • PhD in the natural sciences (nanoscience, pharmacy, chemistry, biochemistry or related fields); initial work experience is beneficial
  • Profound knowledge and practical experience in RNA or DNA nanoparticle preparations comprising lipids or polymers for targeted delivery
  • Knowledge and practical experience on physicochemical characterization of functionalized nanoparticle preparations is required (e.g. Agarose gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, native PAGE, DLS, zeta potential, BLI) 
  • Hands on experience in handling, modifying and purifying proteins as well as a background in bioconjugation; knowledge in immunology is beneficial
  • Conscientious and careful working, good English skills, good knowledge in the use of MS Office

Benefits for you.

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare
  • Jobticket
  • Company Bike
  • Leave Account
  • Fitness Courses
  • Mobile Office
  • Special Vacation
... and much more.

Have we kindled your pioneering spirit?

Then apply now for our location Mainz and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

If you have any further questions, our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer them on + 49 (0) 6131-9084-1291 (monday-friday, from 12 noon to 4 pm).

Job-ID 6342 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

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