Plant Biologist (m/f/x)

Job description

Do you get really excited about working with the latest technological advances in the scientific field - and you are highly skilled in a range of methods and technologies in plant biological and molecular research?

Please keep reading!

At LenioBio GmbH, everything we do begins with our mission - to provide our customers with disruptive solutions to address their challenges easier, quicker, cheaper, better and safer.

Our ALiCE technology scales with the pharmaceutical R&D process, from discovery to clinical trials/product testing and finally, to GMP-grade production, in the form of an end-to-end integrated production platform.

LenioBio aims to unlock the full potential of ALiCE and will enable protein drugs to be brought to market faster and at lower cost.

About this job

To expand our lab-team in Aachen, which will soon move to Düsseldorf, we are looking for an experienced Plant Biologist who gets excited about working with the latest technological advances.

As our dream candidate you are a champion in the lab who can independently design, plan and perform experimental work, collect and analyze data. You understand and explain the findings effectively - and you can prioritize based on LenioBio's R&D milestones.

In this position, you will be working on internal and customer R&D projects, such as the development and validation of several techniques, including cell fermentation and platform processes relevant for the production of a wide spectrum of proteins. You will be a vital part of an international, innovative and fast-growing team, but with a focus on projects with personal goals and responsibilities.

We are looking for people that want to bring the best, learn from the best, and create the best. That doesn’t mean you scored 180 on an IQ test. That means you are an expert in your craft because you love what you do, you know you can get better, and you are constantly pushing the boundaries of the possible.


This job will suit you best if you

  • have a PHD or a Master degree in Plant Biology or related
  • bring 3+ years working experience in a molecular or biochemical lab setting in the industry
  • are highly skilled in a range of methods and technologies in plant biological and molecular research
  • are up to date on the latest scientific discoveries
  • know the processes that need to be in place in the lab
  • can create the dialogue among your team members and external partners   
  • have the ability to conduct tasks for multiple projects simultaneously and consistently deliver to your commitment

What we offer

  • full-time, permanent position located in Aachen - soon to be in Düsseldorf, Germany
  • opportunity to join an international, innovative and fast-growing biotech company, with excellent career development opportunities, where you can develop yourself professionally and have a real impact in the company AND in science from day one
  • competitive salary 
  • high level of freedom and responsibility
  • a great diverse and international team of dedicated, open-minded colleagues

Who we are

LenioBio is a biotech company that develops and markets a novel and proprietary protein production platform, ALiCE®, which enables protein-based therapeutics to become more accessible and affordable. LenioBio was founded in 2016 in Germany to broadly commercialize the ALiCE® platform, originally developed by DowDuPont and the Fraunhofer Institute IME.

In August 2019, LenioBio closed its Series A investment round with private investors, and won a grant from the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 program/SME-2.

Our principles

We aim to make them easy to remember, aspire to, and act on.

  • Listen & understand
  • Simplify
  • Add value while having fun

Have we triggered your interest? Then we are looking forward to your application in English*.

Do you have any questions up front? Please feel free to contact Ricarda at: +49 15129504548.

*Applications through recruiters will not be considered.