Job description

Limula SA is a Life Science start-up based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Our company was established with the explicit mission to help bring the most personalised cancer treatments to the patients in need, at reasonable cost, wherever they are. Our multidisciplinary team provides a unique bioreactor technology that enable production of CAR T-cell therapies at scale, through automation, supporting the rapid and cost-effective introduction of new cell therapy products to the market.

We have the ambition to grow our team with a proactive approach to excellence and diversity, adding more passion and know-how with every individual we bring on board. We are currently seeking a


You want to work in a fast-paced, mission-driven start-up environment? You have the ambition to make a significant contribution to a high-risk project with potential for disruption and be rewarded with opportunities? This role is for you!

Position Summary

To support Limula in the development of an automated cell therapy manufacturing platform, the successful candidate will bring her/his passion for innovation and data science, and contribute to a multidisciplinary and highly innovative project towards the development, optimisation, and characterisation of bioprocessing computational models.


Start Date: 1 October 2022 or later

Your mission

The Sensors Data Scientist will lead the development and implementation of a new module adding significant value to our bioreactor technology. In collaboration with process analytical technology (PAT) experts and researchers, you will build a pipeline to structure, analyse and interpret time series data of bioprocess variables. The work will initially be performed in the context of a 3-year project financed by the European Innovation Council (EIC). You will have the opportunity to be independent and creative, while collaborating with experts from partner companies and academic centres. This is a hands-on position reporting directly to the CTO.

Your profile

  • PhD degree in (bio)engineering, with strong data science skills, and a good understanding of biology
  • In-depth knowledge of data management and analysis, including scientific programming language
  • Hands-on experience with analysis of process data, including multivariate data analysis and data interpretation, development, optimization, and characterization of bioprocessing computational models
  • Experience in signal processing, PAT and sensor applications in bioprocess monitoring would be a plus
  • Keen on hardware integration and prototyping
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Creative, pro-active, self-motivated, flexible personality, ready to assume a wide variety of tasks
  • Ambition to develop alongside the company
  • Self-awareness, integrity, transparency, and authenticity
  • Working proficiency in written and spoken English, other languages a plus
  • Willing and able to work on-site in Lausanne, Switzerland, and to travel occasionally
  • Take leadership on the development of a critical new functionality for Limula platform technology
  • Perform high quality research at the interface between data science and biotechnology
  • Nurture good relationships with the project partners, and other companies and academic institutions
  • Design and implement software and data architectures in collaboration with project partners
  • Oversight of software integration into the hardware prototype by instructing the engineering team
  • Identify continuous product improvement opportunities and contribute to development
  • Ensure exhaustive and thorough technical documentation
  • Presents results clearly and concisely to team members and external partners

What Limula offers

  • Company mission that aims to impact the lives of patients with life threatening conditions
  • Unique opportunity to join a company at an early stage, with many avenues for career development
  • Job title according to experience
  • Innovative and multidisciplinary project, at the interface between engineering and biology
  • Opportunity to work in the Cell & Gene Therapy industry, one of the most exciting fields in oncology
  • Fast-paced, highly stimulating environment with a collaborative atmosphere, in a world-class location
  • Competitive salary, with additional advantages and incentives
  • Respectful and equal opportunity work environment

Limula strives to build a diverse team, and particularly encourages women to apply.

Submit your resume and a motivation letter for this position, in a single pdf file by 15 August 2022 by email:

To apply, or to request more information, please contact: Dr. Yann Pierson, CTO


Lausanne, Switzerland

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