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:
This position will be instrumental in developing and utilizing biologically relevant assays and model systems to advance our disease programs. The ideal candidate will show leadership and support our in vitro and in vivo efforts to develop a new generation of nucleic acid-based therapeutics. The successful candidate has a desire to continue to work ‘hands-on’ in the laboratory and will grow into a lead scientist role responsible for developing, implementing and executing translational research strategy to support our preclinical programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop tools and design in vivo experiments to screen lead constructs and move forward disease pipelines
  • Design and generate constructs and test gene expression and its regulation
  • Identify, characterize and evaluate animal disease models
  • Optimize and execute experiments to assess function (e.g. expression, PK/PD, BD, etc) from tissue samples as well as cell culture.
  • Manage CRO activities, including project design, timelines and quality of deliverables
  • Rigorous documentation of methods and results in electronic laboratory notebook and written reports
  • Contribute to publications as well as to patents in the areas of non-viral gene therapies and cell biology and present results at scientific meetings


  • Degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Virology, Bioengineering or related field, MSc (5+) or PhD (1+) years of experience, preferably in an industrial setting
  • Expertise with a variety of molecular biology techniques (e.g. cloning, sequence analysis and manipulation, RT-qPCR, assay development, etc.) and tissue sample processing is essential
  • Demonstrate preclinical/in vivo study planning experience
  • Hands on in vivo experience with AAV/lentivirus a plus
  • Broad knowledge in areas of modulation of mammalian gene expression and its regulation as well as signal transduction is strongly preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communicator in English

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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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