Protein scientist with a passion for early drug discovery


We are recruiting a hands-on scientist with expertise in protein science. Apply today if you thrive in an efficient and multi-disciplinary research environment focused on driving innovative drug projects forward. We give you the opportunity to develop both within and outside of your discipline.


Sprint Bioscience develops small-molecule drugs to fight cancer. With fragment-based drug design methods, advanced technical approaches, and leading specialists, we develop the drugs of the future – from the idea stage to a clinical candidate with the goal set at being “First-in-Class”. Our business model is to identify and run drug development projects and license these in the preclinical phase to the global pharmaceutical industry. We choose projects with the greatest technical and commercial potential for success. Sprint Bioscience has had a yearly growth since our start in 2009. Today, we are about 30 committed employees who work closely together in a stimulating environment with cutting-edge methodology and challenging projects. We also collaborate with several academic and industrial partners from all over the world. We are situated in tailored designed premises in Flemingsberg – Huddinge, 20 minutes by train from Stockholm City.


You will be part of the Protein Science and Drug Design team, consisting of scientists with expertise within protein science, biochemistry, biophysics and structural chemistry. We establish assays and crystal systems for novel targets that are used throughout our drug discovery projects, thus allowing for the computational and medicinal chemists to use structure-based design methods in the development of our new drugs. We work in efficient and dynamic project teams, which are adaptable and change depending on project priorities. This is a full-time permanent position.

The daily work in the company is guided by our values: Excellence, Passion, Grit, and Collaboration. Therefore, we are looking for individuals with grit and excellence in drug discovery that stems from a true passion for science, coupled with a strong commitment to an open collaboration culture where each project will benefit from the pooled expertise of all members of the team.


You will bring your expertise into a team of dedicated scientists. The position has a primary focus on Protein Science and Biochemistry but knowledge in biophysics and structural chemistry is also desirable. You need good communication skills and to work collaboratively when supporting parallel projects in a multi-disciplinary environment. Our company language is English.

Your main contributions will be in the area of Protein Science and Biochemistry:

  • Knowledge and hands-on experience of recombinant protein expression, purification and characterization is a requirement.
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience of establishing biochemical assays to be used for screening and compound profiling is a requirement.

Your contributions will also be in the area of Biophysics and Structural Chemistry:

  • We routinely use differential scanning fluorimetry (DSF, also called thermal shift assay) and isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) for hit identification and characterization. Knowledge and experience with these methods or other biophysical methods suitable for screening and/or protein characterization is a strong plus.
  • Knowledge and practical experience with the crystallization of soluble proteins (initial screening, hit optimization), and especially of protein-ligand complexes. Previous experience in establishing robust crystal systems suitable for structure-based drug-discovery programs is an advantage.

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Poolia Life Science & Engineering, are assisting us with this recruitment. We evaluate applications on an ongoing basis and welcome your application today!  Apply here:  POOLIA

For specific questions regarding the position you can call Tomas Lundqvist, Director, Protein Science and Drug Design, +46 8 411 44 55