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.

Within our Technical Development Department, you will work as integral part of the Analytical Development team with responsibilities and chances to develop in a broad range of analytical fields. To strengthen our team in Hallbergmoos, we are looking for an experienced:

Technical Assistant Analytical Development (m/f/d)

Your Tasks

  • Independent preparation and execution of experimental (lab-based) work
  • Characterization and product quality assessment using chromatographic (SEC, IEX, RP, etc.), electrophoretic (cIEF, CE-SDS, SDS-PAGE), spectrophotometric methods and immunoassays (ELISA)
  • Stability assessment of potential drug candidates in batch and high-throughput format (including thermal stability, colloidal stability and research scale stability and forced degradation studies)
  • Developability assessment of drug candidates using chromatographic methods (Heparin chromatography, SMAC, etc.) and particle quantification techniques (Light obscuration, Flow imaging and light scattering methods)
  • Raw data analysis, interpretation and documentation in electronic form (ELN)
  • Discussion of results within the analytical development team and communication to project teams and external partners
  • Authoring scientific reports, protocols and general guidance documents (e.g. good laboratory practice)
  • Maintenance of analytical equipment (HPLCs, CE instruments, etc.)
  • Training of colleagues and active contribution to the organization within the team

Our Requirements

  • Education as Technical Assistant (BTA, CTA or MTA), or University degree (B.Sc./M.Sc.) in a biological/chemical/medial discipline
  • Considerable hands-on experience with instrumental analytics supporting one or more of the responsibilities and tasks highlighted above (ideally working with proteins)
  • Proficiency with general software packages (MS Office), experience with data evaluation using specialized software (e.g. Chromeleon 7, ImageLab) and statistical tools (e.g. JMP) is a plus
  • Experience in protein expression and purification is advantageous
  • Hands-on experience with Capillary Electrophoresis and/or Mass Spectrometry is a plus
  • Good communication, writing and presentation skills in English and/or German
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 February 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.