AB S1AI Jul17 - Scientist I/II, Anti Infectives

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Posted: 28/07/2017 13:57
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Competitive
Location: Manchester
Level: Technical
Deadline: 31/08/2017 23:59
Hours: 40.00
Benefits: Standard
Job Type: Full Time, Temporary

Evotec is a leader in the discovery and development of novel small molecule drugs with operational sites in Europe and the US. The Company has built substantial drug discovery expertise and an industrialised platform that can drive new innovative small molecule compounds into the clinic. In addition, Evotec has built a deep internal knowledge base in 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.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual for our Manchester site to work as a

Scientist I / Scientist II

Evotec (UK) Ltd is currently seeking to add to our Anti Infectives Department.  The role will involve performance of in vitro biology experiments and associated tasks in the field of anti-infective drug discovery in collaboration with and under supervision of other scientific staff.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Problem-solver with strong ability to implement new ideas and technologies.

  • Demonstrated ability of novel thinking.

  • Mechanistic understanding of aspects within microbiology area.

  • Enthusiastic, strong and flexible team player with a positive ‘go the extra mile’ outlook.

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.

  • Ability to execute experiments in an effective and timely manner, reporting progress to senior scientists and project managers.

  • Excellent attention to detail and standards of data capture.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication and good organisational skills.

  • Appropriate IT skills.

  • Highly adaptive and able to work effectively in a fast moving and high growth environment.

  • Ability to work with a closely interactive team to deliver to tight timelines, focusing efforts to meet customer requirements.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Responsibility for establishing mammalian cell based assay capabilities, including antiviral methodologies.

  • Demonstrates full command of all techniques and tools required for their assigned responsibilities within the given project.

  • Develop new methodologies where standardised methods do not apply.

  • Delivers experiments and data according to customer requirements and timelines.

  • Depending on experience, responsibility for specific projects.

  • Adheres to Evotec guidelines regarding accurate documentation of lab experiments.

  • Prepares data reports of findings, presents data, and collaborates with other scientists at Evotec.

  • Complies fully with the company safety policy and documentations in performing experiments.

  • Work across multiple functions, providing microbiological and cellular support for studies and experiments.

  • Draft Standard Operating Procedure and Risk Assessment documents in keeping with the company’s Quality Management Systems.

Education and Experience:

  • PhD degree (or higher/equivalent) in a life sciences discipline with relevant focus, multidisciplinary experience would be an advantage.

  • Experience in a working laboratory environment, up to containment level 2, using range of methodologies.

  • Tissue culture expertise required; cell- based assay experience using a range of technologies, in particular with viral focus would be advantageous.

  • A background/working knowledge in drug discovery in the infectious disease therapeutic area, in particular anti-virals would be advantageous although not essential.

Other Information

Willingness and ability to work non-standard business hours, such as evenings, weekends and holidays, on an as-needed basis is required.

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