Pieris Pharmaceuticals is a publicly traded biotechnology company (Nasdaq: PIRS) with operations in Germany and the United States, specializing in the discovery and development of anticalin-based drugs to address validated disease pathways individually and transformatively. Together with our partners, we carry out innovative research in the fields of immuno-oncology, respiratory diseases and ophthalmology. Pieris' proprietary Anticalin proteins are a novel class of drugs validated by clinical trials and partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies.

We are loooking for an

Intern, Bioinformatic / Computational Biology (for 6 months+)

Your Tasks:

  • In-depth data mining of scientific publications, conference presentations, and public and proprietary databases.
  • Maintaining and using current bioinformatic infrastructure to support ongoing projects with database mining and data analysis.
  • Critical evaluation and presentation of scientific knowledge around immuno-oncology, target biology and mechanisms.
  • Generation of hypotheses that are testable in a wet or dry lab setting.

Our Requirements:

  • Completed bachelor studies in a relevant area, such as biology, bioinformatics, pharmacology, medicine, biochemistry, chemistry, biotechnology, biomedical science or alike.
  • Strong communication skills and excellent command of the English language are mandatory.
  • A strong background in immunology, oncology and/or bioinformatics would be a strong plus, but may be substituted by a keen interest to get deeply familiar with these areas.
  • The position is open immediately and designed for a candidate that is willing to join Pieris full-time for at least six months, a shorter duration may be possible for exceptionally qualified candidates.

We are a fast-growing biotechnology company with approximately 120 employees at our sites in Freising (Greater Munich Area) and Boston (USA). We work in flat hierarchies with short decision-making paths and offer a working environment characterized by cooperation and innovation. Creative employee events take place several times a year, as team spirit is essential for us. The joint creation of an innovative and participative corporate culture is an important concern for us.