Senior Scientist / Principal Scientist (SLC) Transporter

  • Salary: Competitive
  • REF Number: v-51640
  • Consultant: Adrien Guimard
  • Contact: +41 (0) 800 106106
  • Date Published: 22.03.2024
  • Industry: Other, Biotech
  • Location: Aargau, Switzerland
  • Functional Expertise:

QLS are recruiting for a Senior Scientist / Principal Scientist (SLC) transporter to join a fast growing and innovative start-up company based in Aargau on a permanent basis.

The Position:

In this role, you are responsible for managing and strengthening our SLC portfolio for small molecule drug-discovery using your expertise in protein science and 3D structural analysis. You will work closely with a team of scientists and researchers to design and execute experiments, interpret results, and present findings to internal and external stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be expected to work within a dynamic team that values transparency, integrity, reliability, and a passion for science to create benefits for patients. 

Key Duties Include:

  • Design and implement workflows, contribute experimentally to purify and characterize solute carrier (SLC) transporters for biophysics and structural biology studies as well as hit generation/validation activities
  • Innovate and further develop existing experimental procedures and implement novel technologies for SLC
  • Work closely with lab associates and scientists in a matrix-like setting, including the mentoring and development of junior team members
  • Present and communicate results at internal and external meetings and in scientific publications
Your Profile:

  • PhD or equivalent experience in biochemistry/structural biology or a related field, with at least 5 years of working experience in a company (Biotech or Pharma) or in an academic institute
  • Strong expertise and proven track record in SLC protein biochemistry
  • Experience with membrane protein biophysical/biochemical characterization (such as fluorescence/analytical-SEC, thermostability, ITC, transporter activity, ligand binding), construct design and tagging strategy using pioneering tools and screening, analytical methods for protein characterisation and structural biology (cryo-EM and Xray), wide experience with multiple SLCs will be considered a strong asset
  • Highly collaborative, self-motivated, team-oriented individual
  • Ability to troubleshoot experiments and adapt protocols as needed to overcome challenges
  • Experience with protein tracking databases and or workflow tools
  • Mentoring and training skills to develop team members
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in oral and written English
Your Benefits:

  • Working in a truly multidisciplinary and international team of scientists and experts
  • Excellent infrastructure for cutting edge science
  • Flexible work environment
  • Attractive employment conditions

Please could you send any correspondence in English. Please quote job reference 56777 in all correspondence.

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