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Scientist - Biochemical Screening

Scientist - Biochemical Screening

LocationPorto, Portugal
Business SectorBiotechnology
Contact emailk.mabena@panda-int.com
Job ref21235
Published3 months ago

For our client - a CRO specialised in antibody discovery and engineering services - we are seeking a highly capable and enthusiastic Scientist to join the Discovery & Engineering Division at our Porto site to work independently under strategic guidance with understanding and application of scientific and technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques of biochemical assays.


  • Identification of antibody molecules applying screening methods.

  • Independently design and develop biochemical-based assays, in a range of formats, suitable for High Throughput Screening (HTS).

  • Develop, adapt, program and validate appropriate automation instrumentation used in HTS assays.

  • Provide scientific, technical and strategic input to ensure HTS automation.

  • Planning, design and execution of experiments, data analysis and interpretation, preparation of reports and communication of the findings to the team and customers.

  • Team and Project management.

  • Providing technical training and support to more junior team members.

  • Deliver on a wide range of intellectually challenging projects.

The most important characteristics we seek for this role are a willingness and desire to learn, an enthusiastic outlook, and an established ability to work in a laboratory and team environment.

  • A Ph.D degree in a relevant field and at least 3 years of relevant laboratory experience

  • In-depth understanding of biochemical including a wide range of technologies (ELISA, Fluorescence Intensity, Time-Resolved Fluorescence, Luminescence, AlphaLISA, AlphaScreen™, etc.)

  • Strong background and significant practical experience in developing high-throughput screening and automation of assays for antibody screening

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

  • Ability to plan and execute to clear timelines

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects effectively

  • The ability to work independently and actively collaborate within and across teams

  • Share learnings and best practice across divisions/sites

Familiarity with any of the following would be an advantage:

  • Immunology

  • Experience of display technology techniques (e.g. phage, yeast, mammalian display)

  • Experience in Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR), BLI or similar

  • Other experience relevant to antibody discovery & engineering screening or characterisation

  • Experience in an industrial or commercial environment

Sound interesting?
Send your CV to Khanyi Mabena at k.mabena@panda-int.com or contact her on +31 2020 44502.