Affimed (Nasdaq: AFMD) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company which engineers targeted immunotherapies, seeking to improve patient outcomes through the power of innate immunity. Affimed’s fit-for-purpose ROCK® platform allows innate immune engagers to be designed for specific patient populations. We are developing single and combination therapies to treat cancers.

To strengthen our highly motivated Bioassay Group in Heidelberg, Germany, we are looking for a

Scientist (f/m/d)

(Reference No. R1902)

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Responsibilities

  • Characterize various antibody formats through independent design, execution and interpretation of in vitro experiments
  • Analyze data, prepare summaries, reviews and documentation for internal and external purposes
  • Establish and implement new experimental techniques, and act as a resource or mentor to others
  • Contribute to design and drafting of reports, publications, presentations and patents
  • Routinely read relevant scientific literature and implement learnings into projects and experimental techniques
  • Supervise technical assistants

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Life Sciences, preferably immunology, biotechnology, or cell biology with at least 3 years research experience in the field of immunology and/or tumor biology
  • Hands-on experience and knowledge of state-of-the-art cell-based in vitro assays and techniques in immunology and cell biology: Binding-, cytotoxicity-, proliferation-, signaling-, activation-, and cytokine release-assays
  • Ability to independently design, execute and interpret critical experiments to answer scientific questions
  • Ability to understand, learn and master new experimental techniques
  • Ability to multitask, work within timelines and as part of a highly engaged and motivated research team
  • Scientific writing skills and strong verbal communication skills
  • Experienced use of MS office and GraphPad Prism
  • Fluent in English and German (both written and spoken)
  • Precise, systematic and well-structured working style, high level of commitment

Opportunity

The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work in a dynamic, highly motivated, multidisciplinary and collegial team. For any queries, please contact Susanne Hering (Tel: 06221 6743 675, e-mail: s.hering@affimed.com).

February 2019

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