Scientist Biology, Immunology as Team Leader, Senior Scientist - Cell Assay Platform (m/f)

 PIERIS Pharmaceuticals GmbH  Freising bei München
Pieris Pharmaceuticals is a publicly-listed (Nasdaq: PIRS) clinical-stage biotechnology company that discovers and develops Anticalin-based drugs to target validated disease pathways in a unique and transformative way. Our pipeline includes immuno-oncology multi-specifics tailored for the Tumor micro-environment, an inhaled Anticalin protein to treat uncontrolled Asthma and a half-life-optimized Anticalin protein to treat anemia. Proprietary to Pieris, Anticalin proteins are a novel class of therapeutics validated in the clinic and by partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies.

To strengthen our team, we are looking for an experienced:

Team Leader / Senior Scientist, Cell Assay Platform

As an enthusiastic and self-motivated scientist, you will be involved in the discovery and preclinical development of novel therapeutics. You have excellent communication and coordination skills to work effectively with other teams in the multidisciplinary matrix and with external partners. You will work in a dynamic drug discovery organization and perform cutting edge science to characterize the mechanism of action of our Anticalin drug candidates aimed at inducing and maintaining anti-tumor immune responses.

Your Tasks:

  • Provide leadership to a team of direct reports through coaching and mentoring
  • Provides in depth and hands-on technical expertise/scientific guidance to team members
  • In conjunction with the other team leaders and scheduler co-ordinate the team’s day to day activities
  • Define with preclinical biological lead best strategy and time lines for development and provide plan and FTE requirement
  • Set up, develop and organize according to pipeline in high and low throughput platform assay required for Anticalin and anticalin fusions functional characterization
  • Interpret data to develop recommendation for project progression
  • Automatize program specific cell assays to allow best throughput and quality results
  • Complete quality records (deviations and change controls) in a timely manner
  • Write and review SOPs and forms
  • Present results internally and externally

Our Requirements:

  • PhD Immunology/Biology or related area plus 2-5 years’ experience as a team leader in industry
  • Background in immuno-oncology or respiratory pathology will be a plus
  • Strong tissue culture experience with primary and transformed cell lines
  • Extensive hands-on experience with transferring assays onto automation
  • Familiar with programming benchtop automation devices such as MultiDrop Combi, Tecan liquid handlers
  • Strong hands-on experience in troubleshooting and routine instrument maintenance
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management skills to be able to efficiently evaluate, prioritize and handle multiple tasks and priorities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Pieris Pharmaceuticals is a fast-growing biotechnology company with approximately 120 employees in Freising (greater Munich area) and Boston (USA). Together with our partners, we carry out innovative research in the fields of immunoncology, respiratory diseases and ophthalmology.

We are a company with flat hierarchies and a family working environment. Each employee participates in a bonus program based on the achievement of individual and company-wide goals. We also offer each employee the opportunity to participate in an Employee Stock Option Program, which allows employees to benefit directly from the company's success. Creative employee events take place several times a year to strengthen team spirit.

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About PIERIS Pharmaceuticals GmbH

Pieris Pharmaceuticals GmbH is a subsidiary of Pieris Pharmaceutical Inc., a public US company. Pieris Pharmaceuticals GmbHis a clinical-stage biotechnology company advancing its proprietary Anticalin® technology to create differentiated drugs that are safer and more effective than conventional approaches. Exclusive to Pieris, Anticalin proteins promise to address high-unmet medical needs and...

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