Visiting Scientist Biochemistry, Molecular Biology - CRISPR/Cas9 Protein Engineering (m/f)

 Bayer AG  Köln
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Visiting Scientist in CRISPR/Cas9 Protein Engineering (m/f)

Your tasks and responsibilities

One of a kind opportunity to drive the cutting edge of one of the hottest technology developments in science. Through its recent formation of a CRISPR/Cas9 joint venture with CRISPR Therapeutics, Inc., Bayer Pharma AG has established its commitment to the development of genome editing approaches to human gene therapies ( Further strengthen the Cas9 engineering team at Bayer’s center of excellence for protein engineering in Cologne, Germany. We expect that these three-year positions will provide opportunities for publications, patent applications and conference presentations - and to establish, solidify or expand your credentials as a protein engineer and CRISPR/Cas9 expert with industrial experience. (Also see our Cas9 engineering positions for postdocs)
  • Engineer safer and more effective gene therapy nuclease enzymes
  • Apply your creativity, skills and experience within dynamic protein engineering teams including molecular biologists, biochemists and high-throughput screening experts at our protein engineering expertise center in Cologne, Germany
  • Develop and implement miniaturized assays for Cas9 protein engineering and characterization, including molecular biological, biochemical and/or cell-based assays
  • Exploit bacterial, yeast and/or mammalian systems for miniaturized high-throughput selections and screens

Who you are

  • PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology or similar discipline with post-doctoral research experience and an excellent track record of productivity
  • Extensive hands on experience in biochemical or DNA-based assay development
  • Advantageous is expertise in: cell-based, FACS-based or DNA-based assay development (e.g., DNA cleavage assays); enzyme kinetics; sophisticated DNA cloning or manipulation methods; NGS and complex data set analysis (e.g., in R); in-depth analysis of protein structures; rational or other protein engineering methods
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and teamwork, outstanding analytical thinking
  • Curiosity and passion for research
  • Business fluent in English, both written and spoken

Your application

This is a fixed-term contract for three years.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and support both individual and professional development. Applications for this position should be made online at, submitting a cover letter, your CV and references as well as your salary expectations.
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Phone +49 214 30 99779
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Bayer welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: 0000163243

About Bayer AG

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