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Junior Research Scientist

Display Technologies Unit

IRBM is a scientific contract research organization (CRO) that stands at the forefront of drug discovery, leveraging a single, unified research facility, located in Pomezia (Rome), Italy, to accelerate team-based breakthroughs and improve efficiencies from initial concept to pre-clinical candidate.

With a history of contributing to several approved drugs, and its own internal pipeline of oncology and other therapeutic assets, IRBM is powered by deep collaborations and decades of expertise from leading global institutions. Our comprehensive in-house capabilities assist partners in achieving key milestones and progressing towards clinical readiness, positioning IRBM as a major player in driving innovation in the pharmaceutical and biotech fields.

Job Description

We are seeking for a talented and highly motivated scientist to join the Display Technologies Unit focusing on screening antibody and peptide Phage Display libraries for identifying candidate molecules. She/he will contribute to the use of libraries and will implement and execute screening methodologies, as well as functional in vitro and cell-based assays to confirm the biological properties of the selected molecules. The successful candidate is expected to work at the bench and will have plentiful technical skills to independently plan and execute the experiments agreed upon producing high-quality results. Candidates with prior experience in phage display and cell-based assays will be given priority. While experience in the above skills is preferred, applicants with related skills set are encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities

  • Generate accurate and reliable set of data working hard at bench.
  • Accurately record, analyse, summarize, and present data when required.
    Establish productive working relationships with all team members.
    Maintain high laboratory standards regarding quality and safety.


  • proven experience in standard molecular, biochemical and cell procedures, including but not limited to, tissue culture, proteins and nucleic acids manipulation;
  •  proven experience in phage display techniques would be considered a plus.
  • excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • outstanding organizational skills
  • high degree of flexibility and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • Working knowledge of English is mandatory.


Master’s degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or related fields with at least 2+ years of relevant research experience.

Experience in Phage Display techniques is preferred.

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