Scientist - Protein Crystallography

Posted on May 16, 2023

Scientist - Protein Crystallography

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 Crystallographer, you’ll play a vital role in elucidating high-resolution structures of diverse proteins and their complexes using X-ray crystallography, bringing crucial information for the rational design of active molecules in the Drug Discovery and Industrial Processes at biotech and pharma companies from Europe, USA and the rest of the world. You’ll be working in a dynamic, 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
  • Structural analysis of proteins complexed with small molecule ligands/fragments by X-ray crystallography.
  • Production of recombinant proteins for crystallization purposes and crystallization.
  • Preparation of crystals for measurements and solving and analysis of protein structures.
  • Higher education or doctorate in the field of biological/chemical sciences.
  • Experience in working with the production of recombinant proteins in E. coli or BEVS.
  • Experience in purifying high-quality protein preparations for crystallization purposes (chromatographic methods, fractionation).
  • Experience in the analysis of purity and homogeneity of protein preparations.
  • Experience in the process of protein crystallization with ligands/fragments.
  • Experience in the process of solving and structural analysis of proteins by X-ray crystallography, the ability to handle programs from the CCP4 and XDS package.
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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