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Technical Assistant (m/f) Oligonucleotide Synthesis - Germany  

Biontech (company)


Posted on : 10 April 2017

Project Description

  •  Everyone achieves greatness at our company.
  •  As one of the most rapidly growing biotechnology companies in Europe, we’re working on revolutionary approaches in the fight against cancer and other diseases. 
  • Over 500 dedicated, passionate pioneers achieve sensational success and promising breakthroughs time and again by forging new paths – and ensure people all around the world have hope for the future. 
  • You too can become a pioneer!  Here, you’ll achieve greatness
  •  As a part of our lighthouse project, you will soon take the next critical step with us. 
  • With our company, you will become a worldwide forerunner in the development of a completely new type of immunotherapy against cancer using individualized tumor vaccines. 

Your duties in detail:  
  • You will be responsible for the synthesis of unmodified and modified DNA and/or RNA oligonucleotides and their post-synthetic processing. 
  • Moreover, you will be in charge of oligonucleotide deprotection and purification. 
  • In doing so, you will implement analytical & preparative HPLC, gel electrophoresis and other downstream processing methods. 
  • You will also routinely perform and optimize in-process analysis. 
  • Laboratory tasks like work materials preparation or information records round off your responsibilities.   

What you have to offer.  
  • Successfully finished scientific technical training as a pharmaceutical production technician or biology/chemistry lab technician with at least three years of relevant laboratory experience or completed natural scientific degree (Bachelor) with at least one year of appropriate work experience 
  • Understanding of analytical techniques (HPLC, LC-MS, MALDI- and/or ESI-TOF, electrophoresis, UV-VIS spectrometry) for characterization of oligonucleotides 
  • Experience with manufacturing of oligonucleotides at different scales is advantageous 
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge in the nucleid acid field is desirable 
  • Resourcefulness, proactiveness, team spirit and enthusiasm for a dynamic work environment