Junior Scientist

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Cantanhede PT
  • 2024-04-29 2024-05-12
  • Biotecnologia / Farmácia
  • Licenciatura
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Exogenus Therapeutics is a biotechnology company dedicated to advancing innovative healthcare solutions based on extracellular vesicles (EV). Our work focuses on three main areas:

development, with our flagship Exo-101 at the center, currently under joint development with Boehringer Ingelheim for regenerative medicine applications. Exogenus Therapeutics maintains a keen interest in exploring additional applications for Exo-101.
R&D agreements, during which we use our expertise in EV to address existing barriers shared by biotech or pharma partners.
innovation for non-therapeutic products, focusing on circular economy principles.

Our team is passionate about transforming the healthcare sector and committed to accelerating access to EV-based technologies. As we expand our team, we are seeking a highly motivated Junior Scientist to contribute to our research and development efforts.


We are looking for a Junior Scientist, preferably with a background in extracellular vesicles (EV), to join our dynamic team and contribute to the development of innovative EV-based products and technologies.


Actively contribute to ongoing research projects, with experimental design, hands-on bench work, and data analysis.
Conduct routine laboratory tests, according to established protocols.
Carefully document and report experimental details and results.
Assist in lab management tasks, such as consumable inventory and purchase.
Keep updated on current literature and developments in the field.
Communicate research findings and progress in regular team meetings, presentations, and written reports.
Participate in relevant professional development opportunities, such as conferences, workshops, or training programs.


Ph.D. in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g., Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry), or MSc with at least 5 years of experience.
Experience or strong interest in extracellular vesicle (EV) research.
Demonstrated experience in in vitro and molecular biology work (e.g., qPCR, WB, histochemistry, flow cytometry)
Ability to adapt to multiple projects, with changing research priorities and experimental requirements.
Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team, contributing to a positive and supportive team culture.
Proactive and self-motivated, demonstrating initiative in addressing research challenges.
Adherence to high ethical standards in research and scientific conduct.
Good communication skills in Portuguese and/or English.


At Exogenus Therapeutics, we are not just a team, we are a family that values innovation, collaboration, and the drive to revolutionize healthcare. Our culture thrives on teamwork, mutual respect, and a shared passion for making a significant impact in the EV field. We believe that our employees are our greatest asset, and we are committed to supporting their professional and personal growth. Exogenus is an equal opportunity employer, determined to create an inclusive environment for all employees.

Our benefits include:

A positive and innovative company culture, dedicated to making a difference in healthcare.
Competitive salary, that matches your experience and competencies, aligned with industry standards.
Annual performance bonus, ensuring you feel valued for your contributions.
Possibility of remote work (whenever not lab-based).
Professional growth opportunities, both within the company, and via external workshops and training sessions.
Informal company gatherings.
Work-life harmony, with flexible working arrangements.
A culture of open and respectful communication.
Supportive and kind atmosphere, where everyone’s contribution is valued.

Join us in our mission to revolutionize the EV field and make a lasting impact on patients’ lives. Together, we can shape the future of healthcare.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, a cover letter outlining their relevant experience, and, ideally, a list of two to three professional references, all in a single pdf document. Please include “Junior Scientist Application_[Your Name]” in the subject line and PDF name.

Application Deadline: 12-05-2024

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