Functional Group Leader – early screening unit

Molecure SA is an innovative biotech company that specializes in discovering, developing and commercializing new medicines used in the therapy of inflammatory, fibrotic and cancer diseases. We are developing projects to discover potential first-in-class or best-in-class drugs for diseases that currently represent unmet medical needs.

Our team is made up of experienced specialists who undertake research challenges every day to provide better and more effective therapies for patients.

Currently, we are dynamically developing and expanding the areas of our work and the technologies we use, and we are looking for an experienced person for the position of:

Functional Group Leader – early screening unit

Place of work: Łódź

We are looking for a Functional Group Leader – managing screening laboratory with experience in conducting medium-throughput tests aimed at characterizing low molecular weight compounds.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Managing group of scientists/researchers (3-5) engaged in drug discovery projects
  • Principal role in the development and coordination of in vitro assays (enzymatic, binding and cellular) for drug screening (activity and in vitro safety) in projects at the discovery stage
  • Execution of experiments and data analysis as well as mentoring role for junior scientists
  • Collaboration with other functional groups in Biology department and with other teams engaged in Drug Discovery Projects (Medicinal Chemistry, DMPK)
  • Work collaboratively with other scientists in particular for the establishment of screening cascades in new projects
  • Evaluation of the in vitro safety of compounds in the Molecure’s laboratories and in cooperation with external Contract Research Organizations, building expertise in this area
  • Execute, troubleshoot and communicate tasks independently and effectively
  • Perform data analysis and write reports
  • Maintain extremely organized and accurate records

Requirements for the candidates

  • MSc in Biology, Molecular Biosciences, Biotechnology or related disciplines with a minimum of five years of experience in an industrial environment (preferably PhD in Biology, Molecular Biosciences, Molecular Cell Biology, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, or related scientific disciplines with a minimum of two years of experience in an academic post-doc or industrial environment)
  • Strong experience in in vitro enzymatic and binding assays, cytotoxicity and proliferation assays, cell-based functional assays, reporter-gene assays is a must
  • Practical knowledge on in vitro safety assessment methods at the discovery stage is required
  • Practical experience with analysis software such GraphPad Prism and Excel is strongly preferred
  • Experience with standard molecular biology techniques – i.e. siRNA and Western blotting is a plus
  • Very strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize a substantial workload
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Ability to manage large amounts of data and to supervise less experienced scientists/research assistants
  • Willingness to learn and adopt new experimental techniques

We offer:

  • Full-time contract for an indefinite period, flexible task-based working time, possibility work in office and home office, stable employment with a fast growing organization (we set ourselves ambitious goals),
  • Work in a multidisciplinary, international team with extensive experience, providing the opportunity for professional development and gaining knowledge in the field of research on the development of innovative drugs,
  • Non-wage benefits package (medical care Allianz, access to insurance & to sports package),
  • Internal and external training courses, conferences, Individual Development Plan (we care for the development of our employees).

 

If you are interested, please send your application with your CV and a cover letter attached (documents in the form of a PDF file, a cover letter in English) by recruitment form via link:

Please be advised that we will be contacting only selected candidates.

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