Senior Scientist/Team Leader – Core Assay Development and Screening Group (Cell-Based Assays)

Job location: Cracow 

Ref no.: SEL/069



We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Senior Scientists with demonstrated expertise in cell-based assay development and screening to join our Core Assay Development & Screening Unit within R&D Biology Department and support Selvita’s drug discovery projects.



Your main tasks on the position will be:

  • Planning and supervising  experimental activities of the team members, related to cell-based assay development, screening and profiling of small molecules
  • Evaluation of the novel cell-based screening initiatives for implementation into the group portfolio• Assay miniaturization to 384-well / 1536-well format
  • Design and implementation of key in vitro pharmacology experiments for low-throughput compound profiling (efficacy, selectivity, mechanism of action)
  • Statistical analysis, reporting and critical data evaluation  for providing scientific contribution to internal drug discovery projects
  • Mentoring and supporting of junior team members by providing scientific expertise and sharing the technical skills



Your background should include:

  • MSc in pharmacology, molecular biology, biotechnology or similar discipline with minimum 4 years of experience in biotech/pharma setting or PhD in relevant biological sciences (2+ years of experience in drug discovery company preferred)
  • Good knowledge of in vitro pharmacology concepts with the strong focus on at least one of the following areas: intracellular signaling, cancer metabolism, immunology
  • Experience in working with cell lines and cell-based assays in microplate format (experience with 3D assays will be a plus)
  • Analytical and problem solving skills with proven troubleshooting experience
  • Well-developed multitasking, flexibility and team working skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Good knowledge of MS Office suite
  • Strong scientific presentation and interpersonal communication skills
  • Prior experience with mid-to-high throughput screening, liquid handling devices and lab automation will be a plus



What we offer:

  • Work in a team of highly-qualified and experienced professionals
  • Opportunity for a rapid career development
  • Participation in challenging and ambitious projects
  • Package of benefits: private medical healthcare, Multisport Card, lunch subsidies, days with fruits, language classes refund
  • Possibility to take part in sports activities
  • Access to attractive infrastructure: fitness and spa zone in the building



If you are interested please send your CV to Please add to subject line referral number SEL/069, SENIOR SCIENTIST / TEAM LEADER – ASSAY DEVELOPMENT AND SCREENING GROUP



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