Phage Display Specialist (100%)


Offered by:

Molecular Partners


We have a new opening to become a member of the Lead Generation team to support research projects in drug discovery. This challenging and diverse position will include the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Setting up phage display technology lab/instruments/reagent preparation, including high quality helper phage and library phage
  • Performing phage display selection from DARPin libraries
  • Library design, cloning and quality control
  • Solid understanding of the library/display section algorithm and ability to troubleshoot
  • Learning and performing ribosome display based DARPin selection
  • Support Lead Generation team with both selection methodologies (phage AND ribosome display)
  • Development and performance of various assays, including high-throughput screening
  • Independent planning, performing and evaluation of own project-related experiments, including protein expression, purification, and characterization by a variety of different methods: e.g., ELISA, SDS-PAGE, UV-spectroscopy, size exclusion chromatography
  • Operation, administration, and maintenance of laboratory equipment, as well as planning and organization of the laboratory’s day-to-day life, including inventory and consumption material and database work
  • Data processing and interpretation as well as documentation of research findings
  • Summarizing data packages and presenting them to the project team for discussion;

 For this position, we are looking for a highly motivated individual bringing along: Educational background

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant biological subject
  • 3+ experience with phage display selection from libraries
  • 3+ years of work in biopharmaceutical industrial setting
  • Solid in cloning from design to practice 
  • Experience in library design, cloning and quality control
  • Technical experience in standard methods of modern biochemistry & molecular biology, including high-throughput screening
  • Expertise in protein expression and purification
  • Experience with ELISA, SDS-Page, UV-spectroscopy, size exclusion chromatograph
  • Solid background in Data Analysis, Processing and Documentation
  • Experience with the standard cellular-based assays is a plus
  • Managerial experience
  • Experience in leading small teams is an asset
  • Proficiency in English (verbally/in writing)
  • Every further European language is an asset, especially German
  • od kledge of Office 365 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • od communication and presentation skills
  • Concise and accurate working skills and quality awareness
  • Independent and flexible working engagement - motivated and curious to learn & grow with new tasks.

This position summary is not intended to be all inclusive. An employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Partnership and collaboration are at the core of our company, our research activities and our product candidates. Molecular Partners offers an international working environment and the opportunity to collaborate with outstanding individuals from numerous disciplines, who contribute to our shared goals of scientific excellence, respectful teamwork and personal aspiration. We foster true innovation and creative thinking to advance our therapeutic product candidates and continue to be inspired by the difference we can make for our patients. At Molecular Partners you will discover a challenging job, inspiring colleagues and a true purpose. If you are interested in working at Molecular Partners, we are looking forward to hearing from you! Please submit your detailed curriculum vitae via our career portal. We only accept online applications.Please note Molecular Partners AG operates a list of preferred recruitment partners. For those partners who have no valid, signed agreement in place with Molecular Partners AG, all unsolicited resumes, CVs, anonymous profiles, or any other candidate details submitted through our website or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Molecular Partners AG (including any of its subsidiaries, affiliates or related companies) are not subject to payment of any form of introduction, placement or referral fees. Molecular Partners AG, Wagistrasse 14, CH-8952 Zurich-Schlieren,