Technical Assistant, Biology Lab Technician (m/f/d)

Heidelberg, Germany, Europe

ProtaGene is a world-leading analytic CRO partner for the biopharmaceutical and cell and gene therapy industries. From research through product commercialization, we provide the most advanced, integrated, and Quality system driven analytic capabilities and packages for biologic therapeutics as well as cell and gene therapy platforms. Our deep history of analytical leadership in protein-based therapeutics stems from the merger of Protagen Protein Services in Europe and BioAnalytix in the US. In 2021 GeneWerk’s unique capabilities in vector safety, integration site analysis, and bioinformatics were integrated into our platforms and service offerings, establishing ProtaGene. The organization operates over four sites in Europe and North America, and works with leading large pharma, biopharmaceutical, and gene therapy companies worldwide.

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  • Perform molecular analyses according to defined standard operating procedures and protocols under development, including techniques such as nucleic acid isolation, (RT)qPCR, standard and customized library preparation protocols for DNA/RNA sequencing on different platforms or ddPCR.
  • Participate in assay development, optimization, qualification/validation and implementation of new methods and protocols.
  • Report to and support the management regarding unexpected assay occurrences, deviations, and out-of-specification results in compliance with existing regulations.
  • Collaborate in the elaboration of processes and documents related to GxP compliance and maintenance of high quality standards.
  • Regular and independently maintain written/electronic records of laboratory procedures and results according to our quality management standards.
  • Collaborate with the Lab Assistance team in the setup of new devices, the preventive maintenance and verification of existing lab equipment, and the preparation of related documentation.


  • Completed scientific-technical training as MTA, BTA, biology laboratory assistant (m/f/d) or comparable qualification.
  • Previous research and/or industry laboratory experience conducting molecular analysis such as qPCR, ddPCR and/or next generation sequencing will be an advantage.
  • High degree of initiative and ability to work independently in a goal oriented fashion within a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong team player willing to collaborate and support colleagues across the company.
  • High commitment to quality and willingness to work in a GxP environment.
  • Good knowledge of English for working in an international team / with international customers.

We offer

  • A collaborative, professional and motivating working environment in a dynamically growing life science company;
  • Fixed salary; company pension opportunites;
  • Flexible working environment (working via home office possible);
  • Expanding quality department and the ability to help shape the future program;
  • Professional and personal development opportunities;
  • Pleasant working atmosphere within our international team.

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