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[ccp4bb] Structural Biology Post available at Evotec

Dear All,

A position is now available at EVOTEC for a Senior Scientist in Structural Biology. Please do not email me directly about this position but use the link below for applications.


Best regards,





Evotec is a global, publicly listed biotechnology company with more than 2,700 employees at 13 sites, our headquarters are located in Hamburg. We do research on innovative approaches to drug discovery and development for and with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and academic institutions. By assembling top-class scientists, state-of-the-art technologies as well as substantial experience and expertise in key therapeutic areas including neuroscience, diabetes and complications of diabetes, pain and inflammation, oncology and infectious diseases, Evotec has established a unique leading position.


·       Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge in protein biochemistry and macromolecular crystallography
  • Experience with protein purification
  • Protein engineering, bioinformatics and molecular biology (Construct design and cloning strategy)
  • Familiar with Biophysic techniques (DSF, ITC…)
  • A working knowledge and practical experience with either E. coli, insect or mammalian _expression_ systems
  • The successful candidate will have experience working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience collaborating with scientists in external organisations

Responsibilities includes:

  • Reading scientific literature relevant to the project
  • Supporting a project team by designing and ordering constructs to initiate the project
  • Adapting scientific knowledge to resolve problems encountered in achieving defined goals with assistance from line manager or other team members to meet internal and project deadlines
  • Preparing reports, presenting data, and collaborating with other scientists at Evotec
  • Presenting own work at project technical meetings, and department technical meetings when required
  • Demonstrating full command of all techniques and tools required for assigned responsibilities within the given project
  • Ensuring safe working practices of themselves and any direct reports
  • Complying fully with the company safety policy (including COPs and SOPs) when performing experiments
  • Adhering to Lab Notebook guidelines regarding accurate documentation of lab experiments

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in Cryo-EM
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, cooperative and reliable
  • Knowledge of basic laboratory techniques, and understanding of the science underlying the techniques and experiments
  • Experience of working in a lab environment
  • The ability to adapt to changing demands whilst operating under pressure to deadlines
  • The ability to work accurately and with attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with other scientific staff
  • The ability to work well independently, and as part of a team
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain excellent laboratory records
  • Computer proficiency

Education & Experience:

  • PhD degree in Structural Biology, Biochemistry or related area




Paul McEwan, Ph.D.

Principal Scientist, Structural Biology

+44 (0)1235 83 8802  (Direct)

+44 (0)1235 86 3139  (Fax)   




Evotec (UK) Ltd.

114 Innovation Drive,

Milton Park, Abingdon

Oxfordshire OX14 4RZ, UK




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