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Danaher Corporation Technical Assistant Cell Technology (m/f/d) in Köln, Germany

Be part of something altogether life-changing!

Working at Cytiva means being at the forefront of providing new solutions to transform human health. Our incredible customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, new medicines, and cell and gene therapies.

At Cytiva you will be able to continuously improve yourself and us – working on challenges that truly matter with people that care for each other, our customers, and their patients. With associates across 40+ countries, Cytiva is a place where every day is a learning opportunity – so you can grow your career and expand your skills in the long term.

Forming part of the Biotechnology segment at Danaher, we bring together dedicated technical expertise and talent to develop the next generation of life-changing therapeutics.

The Technical Assistant Cell Technology (m/f/d) for Cytiva is responsible for technical laboratory experiments, procedures and documents results.

This position is part of the Cell Technology / Cevec Team located in Cologne and is on-site. At Cytiva, our vision is, to advance future therapeutics from discovery to delivery.

What you’ll do:

  • Perform cell culture experiments with a focus on cell line development and viral vectors (recombinant adeno-associated virus, rAAV).

  • Independently plan and perform analytical methods such as qPCR/ddPCR, ELISA, Western blot, SDS-PAGE, and cell-based assays.

  • Document, interpret and present results (e.g., in internal meetings).

  • Participate in establishing new methods in the work area and in writing work instructions and SOPs.

  • Conduct literature reviews and proactively contribute design ideas.

    Who you are:

  • You have completed vocational training as a technical assistant or have an M. Sc. degree in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, or virology with multiple years of experience in an industrial setting.

  • You are highly proficient in cell and molecular biological methods (mammalian cell cultivation, transient and stable transfection, gene-editing, qPCR/ddPCR, protein biochemistry, ELISA and Western blot, cell-based assays).

  • You bring very good computer skills (especially MS-Office).

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Production and analysis of viral vectors (focus on rAAV) as well as development of genetically modified cell lines.

  • Cultivation and processing of mammalian suspension cell lines, preferably in an industrial setting.

  • Working in a regulated environment.


  • Being part of a state-of the art working field and shaping the way of future medicines

  • Development opportunities at Cytiva and within the Danaher Group

  • International corporate environment in a rapidly growing industry

  • Attractive salary


When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.