Solgate is a new research-driven biopharmaceutical startup that develops drugs targeting solute carrier (SLC) proteins, the largest family of membrane transporters. By modulating the function of the “gates” to cellular metabolism, Solgate aims to address unmet medical needs in neurological diseases, in metabolic disorders and in cancer. Solgate is located in the newly established IST Park, a space housing a growing community of technology startups and biotech companies, adjacent to IST Austria in Klosterneuburg, near Vienna.
Solgate is seeking to hire a motivated and accomplished Discovery Scientist I (postdoc level) to join our fast-growing interdisciplinary research team, together developing novel small molecule therapeutics that modulate the functions of membrane transporters. The position spans the interface of functional genomics, molecular biology, and advanced computational methodology.
Roles and Responsibilities
Employ innovative problem-solving skills utilizing cutting edge genetic engineering to identify drug targets
Propose experiments to validate novel targets in human disease models
Provide leadership in the laboratory through scientific/technical mentoring
Engage in multidisciplinary research projects and closely collaborate with Solgate team members to progress strategic targets
Propose targets for experimental prosecution based on a clear biological hypothesis. Develop clear hypotheses for target genes, select appropriate assays, then establish and validate their mechanism of action
Organize, summarize and deliver data, in written and oral presentations
Contribute to documentation, laboratory infrastructure management, and managerial leadership to CROs
To accomplish the responsibilities of this role, the candidate must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organization and communication skills in addition to rigorous scientific thinking.
Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or Biochemistry, with expertise in CRISPR-Cas9 based engineering, and a demonstrated relevant publication track record in leading scientific journals
Excellent skills in performing and documenting experiments (e.g. molecular biology, cell culture, biochemistry)
Proven expertise in the manipulation of cell-lines, and hands-on experience in performing a range of cell-based assays, including FACS analysis
Experience in high throughput screening, advanced imaging technologies, data analysis using R or Python are considered valued assets
Proactive, efficient team player who is able to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team
Experience in project leadership demonstrated by creative problem solving and excellent planning and analytical skills
Previous experience in a relevant therapeutic indication is desirable
A proven track record of drug discovery success, such as having led research that delivered drug development candidates, is considered an asset
Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required.
At Solgate, you will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills to advance your career and take part in the growth of Solgate from its early days. Solgate embraces diversity and equal opportunity and we are committed to building our team to represent a range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We can offer you a gross monthly remuneration of 3638€. The actual market-rate remuneration package will be guided by your professional experience and your qualifications, with readiness to pay in excess of collectively agreed amount.
To apply, please submit your letter of motivation and your curriculum vitae (including the contact details of two references) to our recruitment team using the link below. Please provide the documents as separate PDFs, with your name. We can only consider full applications. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For any questions regarding the position, e-mail us (email@example.com).