Research Associate

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 11 Dec 2022

Solgate is a new research-driven biopharmaceutical startup that develops drugs targeting solute carrier (SLC) proteins, the largest family of membrane transporters. By modulating the function of the “gates” to cellular metabolism, Solgate aims to address unmet medical needs in neurological diseases, in metabolic disorders and in cancer. Solgate is located in the newly established IST Park, a space housing a growing community of technology startups and biotech companies, adjacent to IST Austria in Klosterneuburg, near Vienna.

Solgate is seeking to hire a motivated and accomplished Research Associate as laboratory Technician to join our fast-growing interdisciplinary research team. Together, you will take part in developing novel small molecule therapeutics that modulate the functions of membrane transporters. The position is part of a team of scientists working together at the interface of functional genomics, molecular biology, chemistry and advanced computational methodology. 

Role and Responsibilities 

  • Collaborate in multidisciplinary research projects towards the development of small molecules
  • Take part in the planning and execution of projects through various experimental and analytical methods, such as manipulation of cell lines and cell-based assays
  • Independently execute analytical methods and report data to the team in a timely, accurate and organized fashion.
  • Record, analyze, summarize experimental data as part of reporting in written and oral presentations 
  • Contribute to laboratory organization (ordering, documentation, database, consumable and infrastructure management)

To accomplish the responsibilities of this role, the candidate must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organization and communication skills in addition to rigorous scientific thinking.


  • Master’s in Life Sciences (Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related), Chemical Biology or Organic Chemistry with at least one year of practical experience in the laboratory
  • Excellent skills in performing and documenting experiments (for example: molecular biology techniques, mammalian cell culture, biochemistry, synthesis)
  • Experience in CRISPR-Cas9 based engineering, 96/384 well cell-based assays, FACS, high throughput techniques are considered a valued asset
  • Experience in immunology or neuroscience are considered an advantage
  • Proactive, efficient team player who is able to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Creative problem solving and excellent planning and analytical skills
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required. German is a plus. 

At Solgate, you will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills to advance your career and take part in the growth of Solgate from its early days. Solgate embraces diversity and equal opportunity and we are committed to building our team to represent a range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We can offer you market-rate gross monthly remuneration starting from 2464€. The actual remuneration package will be guided by your professional experience and your qualifications, with readiness to pay in excess of collectively agreed amount.

To apply, please submit your letter of motivation and your curriculum vitae (including the contact details of two references) to our recruitment team using the link. For any question, just contact us ( ). Please provide the documents as two PDFs, with your name. We can only consider full applications submitted through our portal. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

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