Scientist (m/f/d) R&D Analytics

Job ID:  56172

Heidelberg, DE

Job Level:  Entry Level
Job Category:  Research and Development
Employment Type:  Permanent position
Career Level: 

Octapharma Biopharmaceuticals GmbH a subsidiary of the Octapharma group founded in 1997 is a successful and expanding biotech company in Heidelberg. Our core business is the development of recombinant proteins produced in human cell lines for therapeutic use in humans. We strive for effective treatments with an improved tolerability and convenience for the patient.



We are looking for:

A Scientist (m/f/d) to join our R&D Analytics group at our site in Heidelberg. As a member of a young, highly motivated team of biologists and biotechnologists, you will accompany the development of new, protein-based drugs from early identification to late development phases. 

The Analytics group is involved in the quantification of a broad range of biomolecules as well as the biochemical characterization of a variety of innovative, recombinant product candidates. Among others, ELISA-based methods, immunoassays, cell-based assays as well as activity assays are applied. 

By performing routine analyses as well as developing and automating new measurement methods our team supports a network of research groups in the identification and characterization of drug candidates in the field of hematology and immunology. 

Interdisciplinary interactions with other R&D as well as GMP groups are a matter of course for us.

We are aiming for recruitment at the next possible date.



  • Conceptual design, feasibility assessment, development and application of a broad spectrum of new analytical methods with focus on method suitability for the intended use
  • Independent supervision and processing of sub-projects in coordination with other groups
  • Planning, execution and evaluation of routine analysis in the field of biological activities, coagulation assays, ELISA, SDS-PAGE, Western Blot and other basic analytical methods in a timely fashion
  • Statistical evaluation and digitalized management of data packages and preparation of method transfer to the GMP area
  • Design of studies in accordance with the principles of Design of Experiment (DoE) and implementation of methods on robotic high throughput platforms
  • Preparation and review of relevant documentation like e.g. development reports, work instructions and risk assessments
  • Participation in scientific conferences and presentation of scientific data, project progress and literature in internal and external meetings
  • Supervision of student assistants and research associates
  • Self-initiative scientific research on biological, physical and chemical principles with respect to current analytical techniques 

Your profile:

  • You have an outspoken and pro-active personality. Team spirit and broad-minded cooperation is your priority. Scientific curiosity is your daily motivation and you pursue an independent workstyle. You enjoy multi-tasking and are skilled with a high level of flexibility and conceptional thinking.
  • You have a strong background in bioanalysis, biology, biochemistry or equivalent and hold a PhD degree or Master degree with ideally more than 3 years of relevant working experience.
  • You have experience and attention to detail in the development, optimization and troubleshooting of analytical assays and a profound understanding of method requirements in the scope of different project phases from early molecule screening to late candidate characterization.
  • Deep hands-on experience with basic analytical procedures such as protein quantification (BCA, Lowry), SDS-PAGE, Western blot, immunoassays (e.g. ELISA) or other plate-based methods is essential for the job.
  • You will ideally have expertise in the analysis of protein-based biomolecules (e.g. coagulation factors, immunoglobulins) and characterization of protein-protein interactions.
  • Experience in handling automated high-throughput platforms as well as initial experience with Design of Experiment (DoE) and programming languages (e.g. Python) is a plus.

We offer:

  • A permanent position in a dynamically growing company
  • Work in modern, state-of-the art equipped labs
  • Flexible working hours, 30 days of paid annual leave
  • Cooperative work environment with outside work activities 
  • Job-Ticket, underground parking for your car or bicycle
  • Own company restaurant with subsidy
  • Free drinks such as coffee, tea and water


Please apply via our web portal only.

Contact person:

Dorothee Schaupp – Human Resources
Tel: +49 (0)6221 – 1852 546

Working at Octapharma

Whether your interests lie in the field of research and development, production, marketing, sales, finance or engineering, there are many career opportunities at Octapharma

We are the world's largest family-owned plasma company and entirely European. In the spirit of our founder Wolfgang Marguerre, we do not pursue short-term profit goals, but have future generations in mind. Our vision: we are passionate about developing new healthcare solutions that improve lives. We own 6 modern production facilities in Austria, France, Germany, Sweden and Mexico. The Marguerre family continues to play an essential role in the company's day-to-day operations.

Octapharma wants to offer its employees a working environment that challenges them as much as it enriches them. Since its foundation in 1983, the company has grown steadily and today we employ almost 10,000 people.

If you are interested in becoming a part of Octapharma, we invite you to apply for one of our open positions.

About Octapharma

Headquartered in Lachen, Switzerland, Octapharma is one of the largest human protein manufacturers in the world, developing and producing human proteins from human plasma and human cell lines.

Octapharma employs more than 11,000 people worldwide to support the treatment of patients in 118 countries with products across three therapeutic areas: Hematology, Immunotherapy and Critical Care.

Octapharma has seven R&D sites and five state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Austria, France, Germany and Sweden, and operates more than 190 plasma donation centers across Europe and the US.

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