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CDR-Life is a young and innovative biotech company based in Schlieren, Zurich where we develop novel immunotherapies against cancer based on our unique MHC targeting (M-gager®) technology. It is a dynamic mission-driven company with a highly collaborative approach. The Project Group leads CDR-Life’s development projects to advance these assets from discovery stage through early clinical trials. To strengthen our team, we are looking for an experienced:

Project Leader

Leading early development projects through clinical proof of concept

The project leader will be responsible for leading the multidisciplinary team creating, driving, and incorporating the drug development project strategy generated in strong collaboration with functional experts and third-party contractors. We are looking for a highly motivated and well-organized team player with excellent communications skills who is proficient in preparing and running efficient meetings and also enjoys working in a multi-functional working environment.

Key Responsibilities

Lead the creation of the project strategy

  • Define key questions and set project goals
  • Create key project documentation including development plans

Lead the execution of the project strategy

  • Ensure alignment of line functions, collaboration partners, and third-party contractors
  • Facilitate project team meetings, communicate and document team activities and decisions
  • Drive and track project progress

Manage relevant internal and external project stakeholders

  • Ensure alignment with Manager and the Leadership Team
  • Prepare project summaries for updates and decision making
  • Solicit expertise from external experts

Your Profile

  • Science degree: MSc, PhD, MD
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of drug discovery/development experience including leading early development projects into FIH trials
  • Work experience in integrated project teams in biotech/pharma setup
  • Excellent interpersonal team player skills
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Highly self-motivated and eager to learn

Are you interested? For any further questions or your application please contact: We are looking forward to hearing from you.


Wagistrasse 27, Schlieren, Switzerland

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