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Associate Scientist RNA Drug Delivery (all genders)

  • Internship
  • Darmstadt, GERMANY

Job description


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.


Your role:

We are seeking a talented and motivated Associate Scientist to work in the RNA Drug delivery team within Actives and Formulation R&D. In this role, you will work on innovative excipients to prepare the next generation of non-viral RNA delivery vehicles. Your tasks will include the development and optimization of state-of-the-art processes for the formulation of RNA delivery systems and quality control of the molecular payload (RNA) using advanced analytic methods, during formulation, release and storage. Your responsibilities will include designing the experiments, performing assays required to characterize product and interpreting your data to present to a wide, interdisciplinary audience. The applicant should be highly collaborative and a team player with excellent communication.


  Who you are:

·  B.Sc. degree in Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Molecular Biology or other relevant disciplines with 3-4 years of relevant industry or academic research experience.
·  Experience working in formulation development.
·  Knowledge of RNA chemistry and biology and basic molecular biology methods (and their troubleshooting) relevant to its analysis (eg. qPCR, CE, gel electrophoresis).
·  Working familiarity with preparative, analytical and purification methods (such as microfluidic systems, HPLC, particle characterization techniques) is preferred.
·  Experience in cell culture is an advantage.
·  Self-motivated, driven, curious, and able to work without close supervision from senior scientific staff.
·  Organized and detail oriented with strong communication and team skills.
·  Fluent spoken and written German and English.



What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


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Job Requisition ID:  215193

Location:  Darmstadt

Career Level:  B - Recent University Graduate( .buttontext1722e80f7dc3f6d2 a{ border: 1px solid transparent; } .buttontext1722e80f7dc3f6d2 a:focus{ border: 1px dashed #eb3c96 !important; outline: none !important; }

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US Disclosure
The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure
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