Pieris Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: PIRS) is a publicly-traded, clinical-stage biotechnology company with operations in Germany and the United States. Pieris specializes in the discovery and development of Anticalin® protein-based drugs to target validated disease pathways in a unique and transformative way. Our pipeline includes inhalable Anticalin proteins to treat respiratory diseases, immuno-oncology multi-specifics tailored for the tumor microenvironment, and a half-life-optimized Anticalin protein to treat anemia. Proprietary to Pieris, Anticalin proteins are a novel class of therapeutics validated in the clinic and by partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies.

To strengthen our team in Hallbergmoos, we are looking for a student (m/f/d) for an:

Internship or Master Thesis (m/f/d) - (for 6 months) in Analytical Development

Your Tasks

  • Understanding the concepts of developability and characterization of biologics (literature research, webinars, etc.)
  • Perform HPLC based and electrophoretic methods to characterize therapeutic proteins
  • Optimize analytical methods and show suitability for their respective intended purpose
  • Work independently on a scientific project and summarize your work as part of a scientific presentation (and/or publication)

Our Requirements

  • Enrolled in studies of biochemistry, biotechnology or similar
  • Strong interest in analytical method development and/or biologics characterization
  • Ideally you have previous experience with HPLC and/or electrophoresis or a strong desire to learn to apply these methods
  • Enthusiasm for science, working “as a team” and personal growth
 
We are a fast-growing biotechnology company with approximately 130 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.
 
Our benefits include free drinks, fruit baskets and ice-cream, as well as a bright, friendly and ultra-modern working environment with excellent technical equipment in our new company building in Hallbergmoos. 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.