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LimmaTech Biologics AG is a Swiss clinical stage biopharmaceutical company. We are advancing our proprietary vaccine pipeline to halt the increasing threat of global infections due to emerging antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and sexually transmitted diseases. Working at LimmaTech is a unique chance to be part of the development of life saving vaccines.

Are you excited about the opportunity to contribute to the development of early-stage vaccines by developing innovative protein purification processes using your technical and scientific skills? Would you like to be part of a team establishing scalable and GMP compatible manufacturing processes to produce live saving vaccines?

To support our Downstream Process Development team, we are currently looking for an:

Associate Downstream Processing (100%)

As a member of the Downstream Process (DSP) Development team your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing, completing and documenting DSP operations
  • Independently analyzing generated material (e.g., purity, yield, etc.) using in-house methods fit for purpose
  • Developing and performing robust and scalable purification processes using high-end machinery such as state-of-the-art FPLC systems, micro-, depth- and tangential flow filtration systems under the guidance of an experienced supervisor
  • Establishing In-Process-Controls (IPC) to control and monitor the purification process
  • Establishing and executing experimental strategies according to preestablished plans, timelines, and priorities
  • Exploring chromatography methods and media, filtration modules and critical process parameters to identify optimal conditions for the manufacturing of novel products, ensuring safety and robustness for later GMP production as well as material supply for pre-clinical research testing
  • Supporting evaluation, interpretation, and reporting of experimental data in scientific meetings and technical reports
  • Maintaining and cleaning the laboratory and equipment to ensure safety and operational standards are met

You are an efficient and enthusiastic team player with:

  • A proactive, enthusiastic, and curious personality – you can get things done!
  • Technician, BSc., or MSc. degree in biotechnology, bioprocess engineering, food technology or a related discipline
  • Proven hands-on experience in protein purification (FPLC, TFF handling etc.)
  • Technical flair for complex instruments such as FPLCs
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience in biochemistry, common laboratory methods (SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, UV measurements etc.), Design of Experiment
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English

We offer a friendly, highly motivated, multi-cultural, and dynamic work environment located in Schlieren, near Zürich. The location is easily accessible by public transportation.

If you meet the requirements of this exciting position and want to contribute to our mission, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your detailed application, including a motivation letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters as one PDF file. Incomplete applications and applications via LinkedIn that only contain a CV will not be considered. Please apply directly via our website, choose the vacancy on the right-hand side and fill in the application form. Please press the “Submit” button to send your detailed application.

Please note that due to visa regulations, only applicants eligible to work in Switzerland can be considered for this position.

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