Postdoctoral scientist (m/f/x) - Complex in vitro models for oncology research

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Date: 14 Jun 2024

Location: Martinsried, Germany, 82152

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.


With over 120 years of experience and more than 17,000 employees in over 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo is dedicated to discovering, developing, and delivering new standards of care that enrich the quality of life around the world.

In Europe, we focus on two areas: The goal of our Specialty Business is to protect people from cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in Europe, and help patients who suffer from it to enjoy every precious moment of life. In Oncology, we strive to become a global pharma innovator with competitive advantage, creating novel therapies for people with cancer.

Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries and Canada.



We are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position


Postdoctoral scientist (m/f/x) – Complex in vitro models for oncology research, limited


The Position:

For our Tissue & Cell Research Center in Martinsried, a preclinical R&D unit specialized in innovative research using human tissue and cell-based models, we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position of a Postdoctoral scientist (m/f/x) – Complex in vitro models for oncology research. This role is a limited role for 2 years.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Establish and optimize human cancer tissue-based complex in vitro models for (immuno-)oncology research
  • Validate innovative fit-for-purpose models to assess the pharmacological activity of novel therapeutic agents
  • Conduct hands-on laboratory operations «at the bench» using human specimen and work in a team with research assistants/scientists
  • Introduce state-of-the-art technologies and maintain expertise in the field through literature reviews, attending relevant congresses and liaison with external experts in the field
  • Document, evaluate, interpret and present preclinical study results within given timelines
  • Closely collaborate with scientists at TCRM and in the R&D Center in Tokyo and provide scientific and technical support for colleagues
  • Prepare and review reports and protocols to ensure the quality and integrity of data


Education & Professional Experience:

  • Doctor’s degree in Life Sciences 
  • Profound experience with complex in vitro models, assay development and validation
  • Hands-on laboratory experience and broad expertise in tissue processing, primary cell isolation and culturing
  • Broad expertise with tissue and cell-based read-outs (e.g. flow cytometry, high-content imaging, immunohistochemistry)
  • Strong background in the (immuno-)oncology, cancer drug discovery and/or biomarker field
  • Strong interest in translational research
  • Excellent organizational skills paired with flexibility and the ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Intercultural competence – ability to work in a global environment
  • Strong team player, open minded, showing a proactive approach and accountability
  • Strong English skills in written and spoken; effective verbal communication skills in German


Why work with us?

Working at Daiichi Sankyo is more than just a job – it is your chance to make a difference and change patients’ lives for the better. We can only achieve this ambitious goal together. That is why we foster a culture of mutual respect and continuous learning, with a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity. Here, you will have the opportunity to grow, think boldly, and contribute your ideas. If you have a proactive mindset and passion for addressing the needs of patients, we eagerly await your application.

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