Research Associate / Research Assistant (all genders)

Do you want to make a meaningful contribution and love laboratory work together with pleasant colleagues? Are you looking for an exciting challenge in the fast-growing biotechnology industry? We are looking for people who share our passion for innovation and feel comfortable working in an appreciative and diverse team.

_P3_6922-1c-LEcta is a global biotechnology company specializing in the development, production and distribution of enzyme products related to human health for  applications in the food and pharmaceutical industries. Based in Leipzig,  Germany, the company develops innovative products using its proprietary enzyme technology platform ENESYZ®, both in-house and in close cooperation with industry partners. c-LEcta currently employs more than 120 people at its headquarters in Leipzig. 

Strengthen our Research & Development department in the "Enzyme  Development" department in the laboratory. Here, enzymes for industrial  applications are identified, optimized with methods of enzyme engineering.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate in the identification and optimization of new 
    enzymes and enzymatic applications
  • Performing varied laboratory activities using a wide range of 
    methods from molecular biology, high throughput screening, 
    enzyme characterization (enzyme assays, gel electrophoresis), 
    and analytics (photometer, HPLC).
  • Preparation of media and reagents
  • Careful documentation of laboratory experiments, as well as 
    evaluation of results

Your Skills

  • Completed training as a laboratory technician or technical 
    assistant, or a degree (master's/diploma) in biochemistry, 
    biotechnology or a related discipline.
  • Experience in one or more of the above-mentioned fields of 
    activity, but also committed career starters are welcome
  • Team-oriented, careful and independent way of working
  • Optimistic, flexible and problem-solving work attitude
  • A high degree of self-motivation, flexibility and independence,
  • Enjoyment of laboratory work in a cooperative, communicative 

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Heike Kutschke
Head of Human Resources
T: 0341 355 214 14
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