Senior (Junior) Research Scientist

Join us at position

Senior (Junior) Research Scientist

developing novel technologies for in vitro diagnostics and drug discovery,
expanding platform to new targets,
producing diagnostic tools
or managing high-throughput screening projects

About us

  • Unique biotech start-up backed with a venture capital funding. Established in 2018 as spin-off from the IOCB
  • Providing innovative solutions for clinical diagnostics and drug discovery
  • Utilizing proprietary DIANA technology for ultrasensitive detection of targets in clinical samples, high-throughput screening, in vitro pharmacology and much more
  • Developing best-in-class diagnostic kits, providing contracted research services for drug discovery but also running own drug discovery pipeline
  • Benefiting from range of international collaborations with academic and industrial partners
  • Based in own state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in Vestec near Prague, Czech Republic

Who are we looking for?

  • We have openings for both Junior (Masters, PhD) and Senior (postdoc or early PI) researchers
  • Education or equivalent experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology or related fields
  • Experience in cell culture, recombinant protein expression, protein chemistry and especially in qPCR and immunoassays such as ELISA is highly desirable. Experience in high throughput screening, drug discovery or development of diagnostic tools is a plus
  • Motivated to contribute to the technology development and interested to work on applied research
  • Flexible to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced start-up environment. Willing to drive independent R&D projects, but also to deliver production tasks
  • Fluent English, good communication, reporting, IT and data management skills

Your responsibilities

  • Depending on your experience and interests:
    • Development of DIANA assays for novel targets
    • Development of new applications of DIANA and related techniques
    • Running high-throughput-screening, including data analysis and compound management
    • Optimizing the assay to commercially-ready format, production of components, preparing documentation
    • Optimizing and automating experimental facilities
    • Identifying new clinically relevant targets, reviewing research, commercial and IP landscapes
  • Employing methods such as qPCR, protein expression, purification & chemical modification, enzyme kinetics, multi-well plate assays and cell culture. Gaining experience with automatization using liquid handlers, which may involve basic programming and databases
  • Facilitating collaborations, communicating results, contributing to papers, patents and presentations

What do we offer?

  • The full-time position, available starting immediately
  • Ability to utilize your research skills and expertise for real world applications – bringing products from early discovery phase to commercial applications
  • Participating in collaboration with top-tier institutes and global pharma or diagnostic companies
  • Working in a friendly dynamic multidisciplinary team with entrepreneurial atmosphere
  • Joining the company at early growth stage with a range of career development options
  • Competitive salary above local academic standards

Applications and further enquiries to be send to jobs@dianabiotech.com.  

When applying, please send us your motivation letter (describe your ambitions and skills you can contribute) and CV (incl. list of publications and at least two reference contacts).

Contacts

DIANA Biotechnologies s.r.o.
Nad Safinou II 366
252 50 Vestec
Czech Republic