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Senior Associate Scientist

Dietikon, Switzerland

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905714242W

The Janssen Therapeutic Platform Innovation team (former Covagen AG) is looking for a highly committed


Senior Associate Scientist based in Dietikon/ZH


The Senior Associate Scientist will be part of a team, that is assessing new modalities in the field of therapeutic protein engineering and gene editing technologies. Further responsibilities and duties a

  • As part of this team you will work on the generation of candidate protein molecules and assess their activity in in vitro assays.
  • You will be responsible for the planning, execution and documentation of experiments as well as data analysis and interpretation
  • You will present research findings and data to the group; interact and collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Further, you will take an active role in implementing novel assays and technologies in the lab

  • Master degree in a life science discipline (biotechnology, molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences or similar)
  • A minimum of 3 years pharmaceutical industry experience or a PhD degree with relevant experience
  • Strong scientific background and hands-on experience in at least one of the following areas:

- Protein Engineering (library generation and screening, protein characterization)

- Gene Editing Technology (CRISPR/Cas, TALENs, Zink-finger nucleases or similar)

- Next Generation Sequencing and Sequence Analysis

  • Hands-on experience with molecular cloning techniques is required
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture is desirable
  • Experience with in vitro drug activity assays is a plus
  • Efficient, accurate and independent working style
  • Team player with strong communication skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential

Primary Location
Covagen AG (8546)
Job Function
Requisition ID