Visiting Scientist CRISPR/Cas9 Protein Engineering (m/f/d)

Bayer AG
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December 12 2018
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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Visiting Scientist CRISPR/Cas9 Protein Engineering (m/f/d)


  • Engineer safer and more effective gene therapy enzymes at Bayer’s protein engineering center of excellence in Cologne, Germany
  • Collaborate on cutting edge research in a dynamic protein engineering team from diverse life science backgrounds
  • Develop and implement miniaturized assays for Cas9 nuclease engineering and characterization, including molecular biological, biochemical and mammalian cell-based assays
  • Exploit bacterial and eukaryotic systems for miniaturized high-throughput selections and screens


  • PDh in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or similar, with an excellent track record of productivity
  • Extensive hands-on experience in mammalian cell-based assay development, biochemical assay development and DNA-based assay development
  • Prior experience with CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing systems and a deep understanding of its protein biochemistry and molecular biology are advantageous, as is broader experience in protein engineering
  • Next Generation Sequencing or programming skills are also of advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, outstanding analytical thinking, as well as enthusiasm for hands-on bench work have been keys to your success
  • Curiosity and a passion for research
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken

This is a fixed-term contract for one year.


Are you looking for a new challenge where you can show your passion for innovation? Are you interested in working as part of a global team to improve people’s lives? Then send us your online application including cover letter, CV and references.

Bayer welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.