Research Staff Scientist, Antibody Development and Validation – Short-term Contract – 3 months (m/f) - 28-08-2020

Expertise: Scientific Research & Development

Education: PhD, MSc and Bachelor's degrees

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Lisbon/Cantanhede and/or Rabaçal-Penela

The Opportunity:

SICGEN – Research and Development in Biotechnology Ltd, is a portuguese company specialised in antibody production and related services. SICGEN is pioneering in Portugal custom-made, high-affinity, high quality polyclonal antibodies. SICGEN was established to provide a source of reagents for life science researchers in academia and industry worldwide. SICGEN staff perform all the necessary protocols including production and preparation of antigens to antibody affinity purification and characterisation. 


- Design and production of recombinant proteins (His, GST and MBP)

- Antibody purification by affinity chromatography

- Screening for specificity and validation of polyclonal antibodies in immunoassays including ELISA, Western blotting, immunofluorescence, IHC, immunoprecipitation and other related assays


Strong knowledge and experience on antigen design, recombinant protein production, antibody development and characterization, Western blotting, ELISA, molecular cell biology, cell culture, immunofluorescence microscopy

The candidate must be organised, dynamic, demonstrate exceptional oral and written skills in English, be able to manage multiple simultaneous project assignments and work well independently as well as being in a team environment

Experience with the project management aspects of assay development such as timelines, milestones, and validation are essential

Drive license

Education and Work Experience:

PhD, MSc and Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biology or related field

Experience and know-how in developing or producing antibodies and recombinant proteins preferred

Extensive Knowledge on biochemical techniques, such as Affinity chromatography,  ELISA, IF, IHC and Western blotting.

Please email your application letter, CV, a copy of your qualification certificates and 2 reference letters to

Applications Close 7th September 2020