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.

The Role:
We are seeking a scientist who will take on an instrumental role in the generation of robust upstream processes to enable the production of exosome-based therapeutics. This is a unique opportunity to contribute experimentally, as well as intellectually, to the process development of a novel gene therapy platform. As part of a start-up, the successful candidate will also be uniquely exposed to the full range of company activities.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Apply bioprocessing experience in the design and execution of bioreactor experiments to identify and validate critical parameters that affect upstream bioprocess performance across multiple scales.
  • Drive innovation and continuous improvement to mammalian bioprocesses
    Identify areas for technological development and advance projects to implement new technologies
  • Scale up of upstream processes (10-200L)
  • Deliver product specific and platform documentation such as SOPs, process flow diagrams and reports ensuring appropriate quality of documentation to support inclusion of data and information
  • Recommend, acquire and maintain equipment suitable for current industry-standard upstream bioprocessing


  • PhD or MSc in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Biomedical Engineering or similar
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience
  • Hands-on experience in process development/scale-up for biologics or gene and cell therapies
  • Knowledge of medium formulation development and stirred bioreactors runs
  • Open minded with excellent problem-solving skills, as well as the confidence to work within a fast-paced research field
  • Strong written and verbal communicator in English

Desired Qualifications:

  • Design of experiments (DOE) skills
  • Knowledge and experience with perfusion cultivation
  • Knowledge and experience with monoclonal cell banking and seed trains
  • Knowledge and skills with TFF/ATF, chromatography, and clarification at lab- and pilot-scale
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals

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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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