Senior Scientist - Cell and Molecular Biology

Posted on May 16, 2023

Senior Scientist - Cell and Molecular Biology

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 Scientist in the field of cell and molecular biology, You’ll play a vital role in the Drug Discovery processes based on Structure-Activity Relationship studies or testing of drug substances and products in the GMP 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
  • Utilizing expertise in various types of projects mainly related to biochemical and cell-based assay development and routine testing of small molecule and protein drug candidates.
  • Proactively seeking out new information in the literature and incorporating this into individual projects as well as the overall program.
  • Presenting research results and methodologies at weekly meetings with the immediate supervisor and project leader, project team meetings and other research forums.
  • Mentoring and supervising junior team members by providing scientific expertise and sharing technical skills.
  • Ph.D. with preferably 2+ years of experience.
  • Prior industrial or relevant academic experience.
  • Previous experience in the fields of molecular biology and/or cancer biology.
  • Expertise in assay development in the area of Drug Discovery (biochemical, enzymatic, coupled, cell-based assays).
  • Expertise in assay optimization and validation in GMP (e.g. for batch release testing).
  • Technical expertise with mammalian cell culture (essential), standard molecular biology techniques like ELISA, Western Blot, and qPCR, as well as cytotoxicity, proliferation, apoptotic, and cellular reporter system assays.
  • Expertise with flow cytometry, cytokine release, cytotoxicity, and proliferation assays is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in working with cell lines and cell-based assays in microplate format (experience with 3D assays will be a plus).
  • Expertise in working in a GxP environment is preferred.
  • Practical experience with analysis software such as FlowJo, GraphPad Prism, and Excel is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to manage large amounts of data and supervise less experienced scientists/research assistants.
  • Willingness to learn and adopt new experimental techniques.
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English.
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
Company car Company car
Soft skills trainings Soft skills trainings
Language courses Language courses
Lunch vouchers Lunch vouchers
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