Research Associate for Peptide and Protein Production (m/f/n)

The Company

mk2 Biotechnologies is a start-up that enables the application of peptides & proteins for mass applications. For this purpose, we combine conventional recombinant protein production with our disruptive purification toolbox to develop novel highly effective large-scale and low-cost production processes. By that, we provide the yet missing toolbox to provide techno-economically feasible products that are already on the doorstep of changing the world.

Your Role

As a permanent member of our R&D unit you will be part of our young, competent lab team sharing the passion for our technologies. We are looking for an individual with strong biotechnology expertise who is motivated to work in the lab on both a project-related and mutually supportive basis. Are you someone who is attracted by a broad portfolio of methods and who enjoys the opportunity to contribute your own ideas and creatively solve problems? Then you should definitely read on now.

Your Profile

Hard facts:

  • Successfully completed training as a BTA/CTA, or a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in molecular biotechnology, biochemistry, biology, or bioprocess engineering
  • Ideally work experience in a professional molecular biology or biochemistry laboratory
  • Experience with recombinant proteins and peptides, specifically with protein purification, formulation, and analytics
  • Routine in molecular biology methods, e. g. PCR and cloning
  • Experience in cell culture and sterile work or in fermentation process and upscaling is a plus
  • Experienced handling of MS Office programs
  • Good German and English skills

Soft facts:

  • Open and communicative team player personality with a high level of commitment as well as a structured, independent and detail-oriented way of working
  • Quality awareness and analytical thinking
  • Great ability to reflect, openly admit mistakes
  • Dynamic solution orientation also beyond your own comfort zone

We Offer

  • Attractive salary model with a long-term perspective
  • Technical equipment according to your personal needs
  • Regular team events with motivated and cordial colleagues
  • Inexhaustible coffee and drink supplies and regular fresh fruit and snacks
  • Upon request support in finding a flat, mobility, etc.

You are interested? Even if some of the above listed aspects apply to you only in parts, don’t miss the opportunity and write us. Simply by mail to or via LinkedIn or Xing*.

We, the mk2 Biotechnologies team, look forward to your application!

*We kindly ask headhunters to refrain from inquiring.