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BRAIN AG, BRAIN AG Research Scientist (f/m/d), Focus: Biocatalysis/Protein Engineering

Research Scientist (f/m/d), Focus: Biocatalysis/Protein Engineering

„Tailoring enzymes, not suits.“

BRAIN AG is one of Europe’s leading biotech companies in the industrial ‚white‘ biotechnology sector and stands for the biologization of industries for a sustainable, bio-based economy. With more than 120 employees, BRAIN offers long-term career prospects in a successful and innovative company at its location in Zwingenberg (Rhine-Neckar region). To strengthen our team in the field of protein engineering/biocatalysis we are looking for a Research Scientist (f/m/d), Focus: Biocatalysis/Protein Engineering.


  • Planning, execution and evaluation of molecular biological and protein biochemical experiments
  • Provision and development of protein engineering techniques
  • Generation and optimization of rational enzyme libraries and biochemical characterization of enzyme variants
  • Active participation in interdisciplinary project teams at the interfaces molecular biology, protein engineering and fermentation
  • Scouting of new trends/technologies

Your profile:

  • Ph. D. in the field of molecular biology or biochemistry
  • Extensive experience in conducting molecular biological and protein engineering experiments including bioinformatic analysis for mutagenesis hotspots identification, enzyme library design as well as construction, cloning and gene expression
  • Extensive experience in the biochemical characterization of enzymes
  • Experience in dealing with carbohydrate active enzymes is an advantage
  • Experience in working with different expression strains is an advantage
  • Interest in developing enzyme products from laboratory results
  • Creative, uncomplicated and pragmatic
  • Enjoy working independently in dynamic project teams in a scientific research environment
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Agile and efficient in small and medium-sized teams
  • Very good communication skills and willingness to communicate proactively (project team, cooperation partners, "up and down")

We offer:

  • Varied activities in a research and development company
  • Working in interdisciplinary teams in a collegial working atmosphere
  • Co-create your own work processes
  • Permanent position and flexible working hours
  • Capital-forming benefits and company pension plan
  • Support of health-promoting measures

We are excited to receive your convincing application, including salary requirement and earliest possible starting date.

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