Analytical Biochemist

Orion Corporation operates in more than 20 countries, where we Orionees, 3400 in total, work in all kinds of positions. Among us there are Research Scientists, Laboratory Technicians, Engineers and IT Specialists as well as people working in Production, just to mention some examples. We offer diverse and responsible jobs to our personnel in a truly multi-disciplinary work environment. We encourage people to develop their competences and offer opportunities to affect the job description and creating their own career path at Orion. We are searching for top talents who are ready to share our passion for the work that we do.
Application period ends: 2017-11-30
Unit: Orion Corporation
Location: Turku
Type of employment: Permanent
Description of position: We are looking for an Analytical Biochemist to take main responsibility for biophysical characterization of antibodies. For this purpose, you will assess self- and cross-protein interactions, hydrophobicity, aggregation, thermal stability and expression levels of antibodies. You will spend time in the laboratory doing hands-on research, but part of your work is also done in cooperation with our partners (contract research organizations). Initially your tasks will include mapping potential partners and participating in collaboration negotiations related to your research area.
Description of unit: Orion’s pharmaceutical innovations are created within its R&D organization, including non-clinical research and clinical development. The organization employs top professionals in the field of drug development. The core therapy areas of Orion's pharmaceutical R&D are central nervous system (CNS) disorders, oncology and respiratory for which Orion develops inhaled Easyhaler® pulmonary drugs.

We have seen growth in R&D productivity over the last years and have now an exciting R&D pipeline. In order to ensure future development, we have started to build capabilities for biologics discovery. In addition we are strengthening our power in small molecule research. Experienced professionals with new competencies are needed to guarantee our continuous success.

The recently established Biologics function is part of our R&D organization and it is responsible for bringing forward our biologics pipeline. To fulfill this exciting task, the Biologics function is now recruiting several R&D experts with a track record of developing therapeutic antibodies. The function is new and you have a great opportunity to be part of developing its processes.
We offer: We offer exciting opportunities to create and have an impact on future therapies for patients.

We also offer you attractive career development opportunities to use your own strengths for development. The culture of Orion R&D is informal and we enjoy working together.

Join us – together we build well-being and do work that we are proud of!

The job is located in Turku, Finland. If you are located somewhere else in the world at the moment you might want to check the areas Finland is considered a leader in the world:
Requirements: We expect you to have extensive work experience in pharma industry developing therapeutic antibodies. We appreciate thorough hands-on experience of laboratory work related to methods used for biophysical characterization of antibodies. Such methods can be for example surface plasmon resonance, size-exclusion chromatography, NMR and thermal shift assay. You can also have a long academic career with a PhD. We value experience of collaborating with partners and CROs. This position requires excellent English language skills.

To be successful in this role you need to take responsibility independently and act decisively making decisions in ambiguous and new situations. This job requires excellent networking and negotiating skills. We value also high problem-solving skills as well as creativity.
To apply: We are passionate about patient welfare and we are The Voice of Science and the Patient – do you share the same values? Then please leave your application complemented with a salary request (Yearly Net Salary). You can also check our other positions in R&D at the moment

Are you interested in hearing more? Please call Tim Holmström, Head of Biologics +358509667314, on Monday 13th of November at 16.00 – 17.00, or on Monday 20th of November at 16.00 – 17.00 (EET)

Approved medical examination which also includes drug testing is required prior to the employment, and we will carry out a security clearance prior to the employment for the selected person.