Job description

Anjarium Biosciences AG is a pioneering Swiss biotech startup developing a new class of non-viral gene therapies and is currently expanding its R&D team at our premises in the Biotechnopark in Zurich, Switzerland. Our team is passionate about building a new generation of durable genetic medicines for life-threatening diseases while pushing forward the frontiers of gene therapy. We are looking for talented and creative individuals, driven by patient outcomes, to join our rapidly growing company.  If you thrive in cutting-edge, fast-paced and translational research fields and are looking to join a collaborative & innovative team, we want to hear from you.

About the Role:

We are looking for a motivated, creative, and passionate candidate to develop purification processes for the manufacture of Anjarium’s novel and proprietary non-viral gene therapy. Responsibilities will include developing and executing scalable, innovative operations supporting purification process development for complex molecules including nucleic acids and nanoparticles. The successful candidate will be instrumental in further scaling our manufacturing capabilities to advance our disease programs.

Primary responsibilities include:

  •  Independently plan and execute studies related to the recovery and purification of complex molecules and nucleic acid based products to final formulation steps
  • Evaluate the scalability of processes by leading and assisting in lab and pilot scale production
  • Demonstrated capability to design and execute thoughtful experiments and implement innovative DSP solutions as well as troubleshoot them
  • Rigorous documentation of research methods and technical report


  • Degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Bioengineering or related field, MSc (4+) or PhD (0+) years of experience directly related downstream processes;
  • A strong background in downstream processing concepts and implementation strategies
  • Hands on experience in chromatographic and/or filtration (i.e. TFF) based separations of biologic molecules required, preferably nucleic acids, viral vectors and/or nanoparticles
  • Familiarity with executing analytical methods used to support biologics or nucleic acid purification process development (e.g. AGE, SDS-PAGE, UV-VIS, WB, etc.)
  • Understanding of fed-batch/perfusion bioreactor upstream operations is preferable but not required
  • Open minded with excellent problem-solving skills, as well as the confidence to work within a fast-paced research field
  • Strong work ethic with capability to work independently and in a collaborative environment
  • Strong written and verbal communicator in English

Anjarium's Values:

As a growing start-up, we offer an innovative, inspiring and dynamic environment for skilled candidates eager to make an impact. Together, we at Anjarium aim to establish leadership in the realm of non-viral gene therapy. We are convinced that a talented and dedicated team is the driving force of our success and we believe that a culture of feedback in an environment of empathy and respect is essential to cultivating curiosity and learning, personal growth as well as the growth of our organization. At Anjarium you can further benefit from competitive salaries including stock options.

Diverse Career Opportunities: We value commitment to people and their professional growth

A true team effort: Be part of a multidisciplinary team of professionals in which a positive & collaborative culture is nurtured

Pioneering Science: We foster bold ideas and innovation in pursuit of genetic medicines at the frontier of science

Integrity: We embody the importance of empathy, rigor, candidness and authenticity

Anjarium Biosciences AG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected status. All employment decisions are based on valid job‐related requirements.

Anjarium Biosciences AG does not accept agency resumes. Do not forward resumes to our job postings, company aliases, employees, or any other organization location. Anjarium Biosciences AG is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


Schlieren, Switzerland

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