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, we are looking for an experienced:

Technical Assistant (m/f/d), Bacterial Production USP/DSP

Your Tasks:

  • Planning, performing, evaluation and documentation of experiments 
  • Expression of Anticalin proteins in E. coli and other bacterial hosts (Shake flasks, bioreactor)
  • Protein purification on Äkta FPLC systems and TECAN robot using a variety of chromatography methods
  • Characterization of the Anticalin proteins by HPLC, concentration measurement, gel electrophoresis, endotoxin quantification
  • Support of technology development activities
  • Communication and scientific exchange with project leaders and other teams 

Our Requirements:

  • BTA/CTA/MTA or M.Sc. degree in biological sciences or related life science field
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience within the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in protein expression with focus on prokaryotic systems
  • Hands-on experience with FPLC-based protein purification and various chromatography techniques 
  • Practical experience with bioreactors is desirable, experience in protein characterization and with pipetting robots (TECAN or similar) is a plus
  • Good English communication skills
 
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. Each of our employees participates in a bonus program based on the achievement of individual and company-wide goals. In addition, we offer each employee the opportunity to participate in a stock savings plan and a stock option program that allows employees to benefit directly from the company's success.
 
Numerous social benefits such as additional employer-financed company health insurance, free drinks, fruit baskets etc. as well as a bright, friendly and ultra-modern working environment with excellent technical equipment in our new company building in Hallbergmoos (from January 2020) round off our overall package. 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.