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 Research Associate as laboratory Technician to join our fast-growing interdisciplinary research team. Together, you will take part in developing novel small molecule therapeutics that modulate the functions of membrane transporters. The position is part of a team of scientists working together at the interface of functional genomics, molecular biology, chemistry and advanced computational methodology.
Role and Responsibilities
Collaborate in multidisciplinary research projects towards the development of small molecules
Take part in the planning and execution of projects through various experimental and analytical methods, such as manipulation of cell lines and cell-based assays
Independently execute analytical methods and report data to the team in a timely, accurate and organized fashion.
Record, analyze, summarize experimental data as part of reporting in written and oral presentations
Contribute to laboratory documentation, database, consumable and infrastructure management
To accomplish the responsibilities of this role, the candidate must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organization and communication skills in addition to rigorous scientific thinking.
Bachelor’s or Master’s in Life Sciences (Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or Biochemistry or related field)
Excellent skills in performing and documenting experiments (e.g. molecular biology techniques, mammalian cell culture, biochemistry)
Experience in CRISPR-Cas9 based engineering, cell-based assays, techniques such as FACS are considered a valued asset
Experience in high throughput screening, compound handling, imaging technologies, -omics technologies are considered an advantage
Know-how in data analysis using R or Python is a plus
Proactive, efficient team player who is able to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team
Creative problem solving and excellent planning and analytical skills
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 market-rate gross monthly remuneration of 2064€. The actual 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. For any question, just contact us (office-at-solgatetx.com). Please provide the documents as two PDFs, with your name. We can only consider full applications submitted through our portal. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.