PhD Biology Veterinary Medicine as Scientist Nucleic Acid Extraction & Automation R&D (m/f/d)

Let's improve diagnostics together.
At INDICAL, our purpose is to help to prevent and monitor animal diseases as well as antimicrobial resistance through improved diagnostic technologies. We offer immunology and turnkey molecular solutions, including automation, and we are a leader in molecular diagnostics within the animal health space. We cover all aspects from R&D, production and supply chain/logistics to finance, business development, marketing & sales, regulatory affairs and quality control. Directly covering 17 countries, we are represented in over 160 countries and are a rapidly growing, profitable science-based company.

Our core values are fairness, impact, passion and trust – and the customer is at the center of everything we do. We have a culture which is ambitious, frank and informal, and where everyone’s opinions and ideas count. Through a combination of science, short decision-making processes and strategic partnerships, we are driving innovation to improve diagnostics.
We are backed by Fidelio Capital, a Sweden-based investment company with a flexible, long-term mandate. As a result, we have the agility of a small company and the funding of a large one.

Activities and responsibilities

The Scientist Nucleic Acid Extraction & Automation R&D is anchored in the product development team with interfaces to regulatory affairs, marketing and production teams, will report directly to the Head of Research & Development and is responsible for:
  • Development of innovative molecular diagnostic products and technologies for veterinary medicine with a focus on nucleic acid extraction and automation/robotics
  • Collaboration within interdisciplinary project teams and across company functions
  • Project management with internal and external project partners
  • Scientific presentation of R&D results
  • Launching new products to market in compliance with industry/regulatory standards including technical customer support
  • Life cycle management and technical support for existing product lines
  • Continuous extension of deep technology knowledge and improvements

Qualification profile

Position requirements:
  • Scientific degree (PhD) in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, veterinary medicine, or a related field and deep interest in automation and robotics
  • Comprehensive knowledge of modern molecular biology techniques, in particular nucleic acid extraction and amplification technologies
  • Extensive practical/lab experience with molecular biology techniques solutions is a must and knowledge about lab automation solutions is a plus
  • Familiarity with Next Generation Sequencing techniques and ability to use Bioinformatics tools
  • Ideally at least 3 years of experience in research and development.
Personal requirements:
  • Be fluent in English and German
  • Be organized, self-responsible, team-oriented, meticulous and systematic
  • Demonstrated exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Can-do mentality, strong scientific curiosity and embrace teamwork with cross-functional teams
  • Technology affinity
  • Willingness to travel (~10%)
  • Confident and friendly presence
  • Ability to be flexible and creative, and work in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.

We offer

  • We offer state-of-the-art and family-friendly work environment of a globally growing company.
  • Flat hierarchies with short decision-making paths and a corporate culture driven by passion and fairness
  • Attractive remuneration package and extensive social benefits (capital-forming benefits “VWL”, company pension scheme, personal accident insurance, company health management)
  • Fresh fruit, snacks and soft drinks

Job location: Leipzig, Germany
Functional area: Research & Development
Employment type: Regular full-time, initially on a two-year contract
Timing: Immediately

INDICAL is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We take our employment decisions based on your qualification, merit and our business needs.

Send application to

Manja Richter
Phone: +49 341 124 54 20

While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: INL0129


Let's improve diagnostics together! Wir bei INDICAL haben das Ziel, Tierkrankheiten und Antibiotikaresistenzen durch verbesserte diagnostische Technologien zu verhindern sowie zu überwachen. INDICAL ist ein schnell wachsendes, profitables Biotechnologie-Unternehmen mit Hauptsitz in Leipzig/Deutschland und führend in der molekularen Veterinärdiagnostik. Wir konzentrieren uns auf...


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