Job Position - Junior R&D Scientist (tres Cantos, Spain) REF:14042021

Category: People

Location: Tres Cantos
Country: Spain 
Region: Madrid.

If interested, apply at rrhh@sylentis.comInclude  the reference: ID14042021A 


Sylentis is a pharmaceutical company founded in 2006 and wholly owned by Pharma Mar S.A. (PHM:SM), with the mission of building a solid and sustainable business and becoming a leader of a new class of medicines based on RNA interference or RNAi. RNAi is a promising approach to silence targets involved in many diseases and represents a new drug mechanism of action.

The Sylentis pipeline is aimed at indications with an elevated market potential, including ocular pathologies, inflammatory diseases and central nervous system diseases.

The value of innovating: that is the spirit of our company. Innovation in Sylentis means to consider new challenges to be dealt with in a rational and justified way.  Based on solid, sound and consistent values. Values which make us more and more competitive every day and, above all, they make us different.



We apply our talent, knowledge and resources to the production of new ideas. We face challenge and uncertainty with zeal, tenacity and vision, and take advantage of every opportunity to improve ourselves.


  • Teamwork with maximum efficiency
  • Our company is strong because our employees are different, trained and participative. We pursue greater potential as individual contributors, members of a team and group leaders.


  • We are open and honest in our dealings with others. We assume our responsibilities to ensure that the work turns out well.
  • Our products are first class. Our personal and corporate actions are designed to achieve mutual responsibility and confidence. We are sincere, objective and respectful, both in business lines and in the development of working relationships.
  • We anticipate change efficiently
  • We make the most of opportunities and new challenges
  • We are consistent with our fundamental values, we exert ourselves to achieve growth, transformation and renovation, we are creative and constructive, as the fount of inspiration and vitality.

At Sylentis we are seeking candidates with at least 1/2-year post-doc experience to join the R+D department at Sylentis.

The Company engages in the development of RNAi-interference based drugs products from research to clinical phases of different diseases field such as Ophthalmology,

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of study protocols and reports.
  • Generate, collect, analyze and present experimental data and activities in team meetings
  • Work in multiple projects simultaneously
  • Implementation and development of new techniques in the laboratory from scratch
  • Read of scientific literature and implement relevant techniques.
  • Writing of SOPs and Technical instructions (ITs) and scientific reports.
  • Data preparation, statistical analysis scientific papers and reports.
  • Work independently in the development pipelines and workflows to address optimization challenges, automate established analysis, and support new assay development.

Desired Technical Experience:

  • Knowledge of nucleic acids, mRNA and RNAi field
  • Strong Knowledge of Molecular Biology (Nucleic acid extraction, cloning, real-time PCR, (qPCR, ddPCR), high throughput transcriptomic analysis (RNAseq and microarrays), and proteomic techniques (western Blot, ELISA, IP, co-IP)
  • Strong Knowledge in RNAseq and omics analysis
  • Strong Knowledge in cell biology (Cell culture, generation of primary cultures, functional models, Fluorescence Microscopy, Flow Cytometry)
  • Experience in formulations and delivery systems will be an asset.
  • Familiarity with GLP and good documentation skills.
  • Written and spoken English

Key Leadership Competencies

  • PhD in Life Sciences, Biomedical or related discipline in molecular or cell biology (please refrain persons who do not meet this requirement)
  • 1-2 years of relevant postdoc experience is required (preferred in an industrial environment)- (please refrain persons who do not meet this requirement)
  • Learns fast, grasps the "essence" and can change course quickly where indicated.
  • Curiosity to enhance learning.
  • Excellent communication skills, Flexibility, self-motivation, ability to collaborate with diverse colleagues and a record of productivity is required.
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Creative problem solving with the ability to think outside-of-the-box. Willing to take on exploratory novel methods.
  • Comfortable working in a multi-tasked, fast-paced startup environment
  • Highest team spirit and at the same time ability to self-motivate and work independently.
  • Ideally a combined mix of large company best practices and small company adaptability and experience.
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness and proven ability to work flexibly stepping outside of immediate role responsibilities and wear ‘multiple-hats’ where needed.

Additional Information

  • Job Type: Experienced
  • Schedule: Full-time


At Sylentis, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Category: People

If your are a dinamic person with strong formation and expertise in Biotech, Pharmacy or Medical  R&D and an enthusiastic interest in the development of hi-tech based on Life Sciences, you can send us your CV to  rrhh@sylentis.comYou can also follow us in Linkedin.

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What do we offer?

Category: People

If you identify with Sylentis’s mission and values, if you want to work for a company that believes in its people, offering excellent opportunities and many other benefits, if you can contribute to one of the most respected teams in the sector, then we want to meet you. We can offer:

  • a wide range of professional challenges, including R&D, operations and clinical which contribute to people’s wellbeing worldwide.
  • Individuals are rewarded on the basis of their responsibilities and accomplishments, setting high standards of performance for themselves and each other.
  • We try to emphasize action and results, rather than processes. And though we are seriously focused on reaching our goals, we know how to keep the mood light and have some fun along the way.
  • Stable contrat in most of the positions. 
  • Well work-life balance. 

What are we looking for?

Category: People

Work with high techonology in life sciences.

Sylentis believes in its people. We are committed to our employees and actively promote the principals of progress and innovation in healthcare. We focus on the development of talent to advance in an innovative area to create new medicines. As an innovative and young pharmaceutical company, we offer our employees an environment of challenge, and excellent opportunities for original discovery and individual contribution. 

Sylentis is a dynamic company. We offer a team-oriented, highly participative work environment. Employees benefit from a creative exchange of information with peers and management, which promotes independent thinking and provides unique opportunities for motivated individuals

Our culture reflects our Company spirit: scientific excellence, hard work, creativity, and diversity. We emphasize collaboration and mutual respect. We are committed to organizational flexibility and the blurring of organizational borders.

One of our key corporate values is inclusiveness, and we believe in ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace and through our selection procedures. Respect and trust are the cornerstones of our approach. In Sylentis you will find professionals from different nationalities, of all ages, from many backgrounds and with a wide range of skills and training.