Technical Research Associate

Technical Research Associate
Exscientia, Austria

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
Master's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Jul 28, 2022
Last Date
Oct 28, 2022

Job Description

Exscientia Is a company that is committed to getting medicines to patients in the fastest and most effective manner. We do this by applying the latest research in Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and modern high-performance computational methods to transform drug design. Exscientia is at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven drug discovery and the only company to have used AI to design drug molecules that are currently in clinical studies.

We are looking for a highly motivated technical research associate to join our Translational Research and Development team. All of our Innovation is driven by people - highly talented multi-disciplinary teams that work collaboratively to solve real world drug discovery problems. In this role you will be responsible for supporting existing programs, improving scalability and jointly developing novel assays centered around primary human tissues collected from study centres across Europe using cutting edge microscopy, molecular biology, CRISPR-Cas9 technology and next generation sequencing methods. You will work closely with a team of distinguished scientists at the cutting edge patient centric drug design. The translational Ramp;D research associate position is crucial to our continuous growth.

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Contribute to the design and further optimization of workflows within the Translational Research amp; Development Vienna team using flow cytometry and NGS.
  • Deploy and andvance in development of CRISPR-Cas9 engineering to generate optimal models to study disease.
  • Apply cutting-edge high content microscopy and image analysis technology developed by our RnD teams to questions of high clinical relevance.
  • Apply and further develop biological assays using primary human patient material to generate highly impactful and clinically relevant data for Exscientia’s growing drug candidate pipeline.
  • Support and work within an incredibly motivated and talented, international and multidisciplinary team to make better drugs for the right patients faster.
  • Establish and maintain documents and protocols to ensure reproducibility and experiment documentation according to Exscientia’s Quality Management System and Good Documentation Practice.


  • BSc or MSc in biomedical sciences (molecular biology, biochemistry or similar)
  • At least 2 years of prior experience in industry or a quality managed academic environment
  • Experience with common molecular biology techniques including:
    • Cell culture
    • Flow cytometry
    • DNA / RNA prep
    • (Fluorescence) microscopy
    • CRISPR-Cas9 technology
  • Experience with handling and working with primary human tissues is an advantage.
  • Experience in working under good laboratory practice (GLP) and good documentation practice (GDP) guidelines is a bonus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Diligence and reliability in collaborations with attention to detail


  • Work together to make a positive contribution to patients by revolutionising the pharmaceutical industry through AI-driven discovery.
  • We will work with you to kick-start or further grow your career from funding for professional development and conference attendance. We make sure you will have the opportunity to acquire valuable skills, work on problems that matter, and learn from world-class technical and scientific leaders.
  • Opportunity to join an inclusive, collaborative and intellectually stimulating culture.
  • We will work with you to provide a highly competitive compensation package in accordance with the Austrian collective bargaining agreement starting from a minimum gross salary of 42.000,- per year. We will negotiate an attractive package and overpayment based on your background and previous work experience.
  • Our team's health and well-being is important to us, which is why we provide wellbeing and mindfulness support.
  • We offer daily lunch, regular team events and lots of opportunities for casual networking.
  • We offer a generous holiday allowance, provide flexible working and remote working to encourage all of our team to manage their own work, time and life.

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