Senior Scientist – Biologist / Biotechnologist (GxP)

Posted on May 16, 2023

Senior Scientist – Biologist / Biotechnologist (GxP)

Contract type :
Employment contract
Seniority Level:
Type of work:
Full office work
Job context

Selvita is a global integrated drug discovery partner for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries with laboratories in Poland (Krakow & Poznan), Croatia (Zagreb), and offices in Cambridge, UK, Greater Boston Area & San Francisco Bay Area in the US. The company offers drug discovery support at every stage of the early discovery phase up to the preclinical research phase.


Continuous recruitment – that’s about Selvita! We are focused on constant team growth and we hire new employees on an ongoing basis. The team growth rate correlates with the growth of the project portfolio we perform for our clients. We are a stable employer with a clear perspective for the future.


As a Senior Biologist/Biotechnologist, You’ll play a vital role in the Biological Assays team using cell-based in vitro models or cell line culture and products in the GMP and GLP environment for biotech and pharma companies from Europe, the USA, and the rest of the world. You’ll be working in a friendly and collaborative environment created by open-minded people, always ready for new challenges that new projects can bring, with an everyday opportunity to exchange knowledge with experienced members of the team. The variety of projects we run offers an opportunity to profile career paths in an interesting and diverse way.


At Selvita, we work knowing that the research we do, makes an impact on human lives.

Key tasks
  • Conducting analyses using cell-based in vitro models (potency assays, metabolic assays).
  • Cell line culture (eukaryotic primary cells, immortalized cell lines (cancer and normal cells)).
  • Preparation and testing of cell banks.
  • Conducting of bioanalytical assays (e.g ELISA, SPR-based methods).
  • Participation in assay optimization and validation in GMP (e.g. for batch release testing).
  • Analyzing and reporting data.
  • Preparation of the necessary documentation based on the quality system requirements.
  • Compliance with the rules of work in the GMP/GLP quality systems.
  • MSc or Ph.D. in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, or other related disciplines.
  • Experience in laboratory work in academic units or a company in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology sector.
  • Good command of spoken and written English.
  • Expertise in assay development in the area of Drug Development (biochemical, enzymatic, coupled, cell-based assays).
  • Experience in carrying out standard tests, e.g. standard molecular biology techniques like ELISA, Western Blot, and qPCR, as well as cytotoxicity, proliferation, apoptotic, and cellular reporter system assays.
  • Experience with flow cytometry, cytokine release, cytotoxicity and proliferation assays is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in cell culture and primary cells in vitro.
  • Experience in working with cell lines and cell-based assays in microplate format.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Ability to work under quality system requirements (GMP/GLP).
  • Expertise in working in a GxP environment is preferred.
  • Active participation in task performance and problem-solving attitude.
The offer
  • Extensive research facilities and modern laboratories.
  • Daily cooperation and know-how exchange with an experienced research team.
  • Long-term cooperation based on stable employment conditions and a clear career path.
  • Support of experienced mentors with international scientific experience.
  • Benefits: private medical care, on-site fitness zone & subsidized sports card, lunch benefits & fruits in the office, on-site, subsidized kindergarten.
  • Support in legalization and relocation from abroad.
  • Language courses (English & Polish).
  • Complex training programs.
  • Support & incentive bonus for completing Ph.D.
  • Various sports initiatives.
  • Referral program.
Medical care / health insurance Medical care / health insurance
Financial bonuses Financial bonuses
Soft skills trainings Soft skills trainings
Technical trainings Technical trainings
Language courses Language courses
Lunch vouchers Lunch vouchers
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