LEO Pharma

SPR expert with cell biology experience

Are you an expert in SPR-based analysis of small molecule low affinity interactions, and have a solid background in cellular pharmacology?

Then this could be exactly the opportunity you are looking for. You will join a successful, global company and contribute to our shared goal of becoming the world’s preferred dermatology care partner and improving the lives for people who live with a medical skin condition. With your scientific expertise, you will directly influence the continued build-up of SPR as a core competency in our department and take active part in the early biological characterisation and selection of future drug compounds.


At the interplay between biophysics and biology

Your main focus will be to establish and run Biacore platform-based assays for analysis of small molecule binding and effect on protein-protein interactions for support of early hit ID / hit expansion activities. You will work closely with a group of highly skilled scientists and technicians in the department, who share your passion for the SPR technology. Taking advantage of your combination of technical biophysical expertise and biological knowledge, you will take part in cross-functional research projects and provide these with high quality SPR assays and data to select compounds and increase the biological understanding of target and/or compound function. On a project-need basis, you will also be establishing and running other binding-based or cellular assays.


Your knowledge and experience

You hold a Ph.D. in biology, pharmacology, biochemistry or a related field, combined with preferably 5+ years of postdoctoral and/or pharma/biotech experience working with SPR-based assays, preferably on a Biacore platform. From this you have recent and strong expertise in:

  • Hands-on programming and data analysis on Biacore 8K and/or T200
  • Analysis of low affinity interactions (fragments/small molecules)
  • Optimization and validation of assay parameters such as running buffer and regeneration conditions
  • Protein handling and QC
  • Combining SPR experiment setup with use of automated liquid handling equipment

Experience in other biophysical technologies and in analysis of antibodies is a plus, but is not a prerequisite. Your experience also includes in vitro pharmacological assays, and you see biophysics and biology as two disciplines which complement each other and together can provide critical insights into target/compound function. You are excited about the opportunity to take part in the continued build-up of the biophysical competencies within the In Vitro Biology department, and your SPR and biophysical interests spans both scientific and lab-based activities.
To succeed, you must be able to work proactively and independently on your tasks, and at the same time thrive as a member of a team where helpfulness, knowledge sharing and mutual respect are key virtues. As a scientist you are curious by nature, and you see new techniques or new solutions as great opportunities to learn. At the same time you also have the stamina to bring tasks all the way to completion. Additionally, you have the customer orientation and people skills needed to be part of a team with many stakeholders across the R&D projects.


In Vitro Biology - Your new department

You will join a department with 18 skilled and dedicated scientists and lab technicians working with a broad range of in vitro and ex vivo assays/techniques for supporting projects across the R&D area. You can look forward to being part of a team that shares your professional passion and where engaging in scientific discussions is an important part of our working day. We believe that work can also be fun, and we treasure an open and collaborative working environment. As such, knowledge sharing and helpfulness is a part of our DNA and an important foundation for being successful in our tasks.

We look forward to receiving your application. Deadline is 2nd December 2018.
Please send you application as soon as possible as applications will be processed as they come in, and interviews may be conducted before the deadline.

For further questions regarding the job, please contact Head of Department, Christine Brender Read, on mobile +45 31562397.

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