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), Mammalian Production

Your Tasks:

  • Routine mammalian cell culture and expression of recombinant proteins in mammalian cells (HT- up to large-scale production, from microgram- to hundred milligram scale)
  • Protein purification on Äkta FPLC systems using different chromatographic methods (affinity, size exclusion, ion-exchange and multi-mode chromatography)
  • Characterization of recombinant proteins by spectrometry (concentration determination), HPLC, gel electrophoresis and endotoxin quantification
  • Responsible for final sample handling steps, including aliquoting and database registration
  • Adhere to standard laboratory procedures and protocols
  • Record data in the electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) and evaluate results
  • Support technology development activities

Our Requirements:

  • BTA/CTA/MTA or similar qualification in biological sciences or related life science field
  • +1 or 2 year of relevant work experience within the biopharmaceutical industry is a plus
  • Experience in standard cell culture techniques and expression of recombinant proteins in eukaryotic systems
  • Hands-on experience with FPLC-based protein purification
  • Experience in protein characterization
  • Good English communication skills
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. 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.