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We are looking for a biology technician at EpiEndo Pharmaceuticals, is that you?

Updated: Jan 11, 2022

EpiEndo Pharmaceuticals is an Icelandic clinical stage pharmaceutical company with a unique focus on impairment of epithelial barriers as a common mechanism of many inflammatory conditions such as the airway, gastrointestinal tract and skin. Our lead drug EP395 is currently in Phase 1 clinical trial and we wish to expand our platform in discovery of novel potential candidate drugs. Thus, we are looking for a technician to join us on this exciting journey.

EpiEndo is in part a virtual company, with offices and a laboratory in Iceland, but with the several team members working remotely across Europe. However, we meet regularly face to face and we have a great team working closely together despite long distance!

Job description

As a technician you will:

  • Assist the Preclinical team to advance cellular models into standardized, reproducible, and medium or high throughput methodology that provide data in a standardized format that drive rapid development of new drugs

  • Perform given tasks and bench activities with minimal supervision

  • Be resourceful in finding resolutions to technical problems/issues

  • Serve as a technical resource for other staff and contribute to multiple projects executed in parallel

  • Share biology lab, equipment and cell bank maintenance responsibilities

  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills in English

  • Be familiar with scientific literature search tools

  • Keep detailed experiment documentation (MS Office, electronic laboratory notebook)

  • Be able to effectively communicate results with other scientists and present results during project team meetings

  • Enjoy laboratory work

Desired and Required Qualifications Education

  • A Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences as a minimum

  • Preferably specific relevant training and education in cell and epithelial cell biology and industry experience


  • Minimum of 3 years working with biology models and/or preclinical discovery

  • Previous experience in working in small start-up life science companies is desirable but not essential

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Essential competencies in cell culture

  • Familiar with air-liquid interface and co-culture techniques and TEER measurements highly desirable

  • Competent in using instruments for RT-qPCR, confocal imaging

  • Ability and willingness to operate at both independently on tasks set by senior team members

  • Organizational skills

  • Detail oriented with high standards for quality

  • Ability to deliver on goals and timelines

  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Graphpad prism (or equivalent) etc.

About EpiEndo EpiEndo is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a unique approach to inflammatory disorders that focuses on enhancement of epithelial barrier integrity as a causal pathophysiological factor underlying the etiology of several major diseases. Epithelial cells are a key component of the barrier that makes up human skin and lung tissue, as well as the intestinal tract and genitalia. Compromised integrity of this barrier is implicated in the progression and non-resolution of inflammation. EpiEndo is developing a proprietary portfolio of orally available drug candidates with promise as first-in-class disease-modifying therapeutics, to address the huge global burden of chronic respiratory diseases and other significant unmet medical needs.

EpiEndo’s lead drug candidate, EP395, aims to be the first on-market oral, disease modifying, barrier strengthening and anti-inflammatory drug for COPD.

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Application & Contact

Please send your CV and cover letter to

Should you have any questions, please email or call +354 454 0090 and ask for Jennifer Kricker (Preclinical Research Director).

Closing day for applications is 1st February, 2022.

No agencies or recruiters please.

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