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BTA, CTA – Research Assistant, Flow Cytometry, Assays (m/f/d)

  • Hamburg

Evotec SE

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 Pharmacology Department in Hamburg is looking for a highly motivated, creative, and passionate

Senior Research Assistant (f/m/d) – Flow Cytometry & Cellular Assays

Full-time and permanent

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

Perform in vitro biology/pharmacology cellular assays and flow cytometry experiments to support early-stage drug discovery.
Develop and optimize assays using techniques including isolation of primary human immune cells from blood, multi-colour flow cytometry, flow cytometric cell sorting, in vitro cellular assays and immunoassays.
Independently design, plan and execute experiments within different projects and with high attention to quality criteria.
Analyse data independently using software including FACSDiva, FlowJo, GraphPad Prism, and MS Excel.
Consistently provide high-quality data and prepare summaries of the data in a timely fashion.
Closely collaborate with team members, project leaders and members from other groups to meet project demands.
Record experiments using electronic lab notebook systems
Work efficiently within a team environment in a matrix organization.

Successfully completed apprenticeship as „Biologisch-technische/r Assistent/in“ (BTA) or „Chemisch-technische/r Assistentin/in“ (CTA) with several years of experience, a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the field of Life Sciences with multiple years of hands-on experience in an academic, pharmaceutical or biotechnology environment
Strong background and hands-on experience in multi-colour flow cytometry, cell culture and isolation of primary cells from blood is required.
Hands-on experience and understanding of flow cytometry based cell sorting, immunoassays and mid/high-throughput assay formats (96-well or 384-well) would be an advantage.
Proficiency in data analysis software, such as Excel and GraphPad Prism (or similar) required.
Enjoy working in a cross-functional team and can interact well within the working group and across groups.
Good ability to organize and structure the work in order to be able to work on several projects simultaneously and to be able to deliver the required results promptly.
Dynamic personality with high levels of drive, enthusiasm, commitment and ability to cope with pressure. Importantly, strong interest and desire to contribute to discovering new drugs for serious diseases.
Good oral and written communication skills in English.

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

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