Job description

Anjarium is a privately held, early-stage biotechnology company focused on creating a new class of non-viral gene therapies to deliver more predictable, enduring, and inclusionary ways to tackle genetic disease throughout a patient’s lifetime. The Company’s versatile platform aims to leverage breakthrough science and expertise at the interface of genetic medicine, synthetic biology and nanoparticle engineering to generate a pipeline of advanced gene therapies with unique competitive advantages over current viral-vector based gene therapies.  We are backed by leading international and strategic investors Abingworth, Gimv, Omega Funds, Pfizer Ventures and Surveyor Capital (a Citadel company).

Currently headquartered at Biotechnopark in Zurich, Switzerland, we are rapidly expanding our team and are looking for talented and creative individuals, driven by patient outcomes, to join us. 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.

About the Role:

At Anjarium one of our strategic imperatives is Scaling our Organisation in support of our goal to develop a new class on non-viral gene therapies. Core to that is creating an environment where talent of all backgrounds can thrive and are enabled to contribute their best. As a growing start-up this role will have a unique opportunity to contribute to that strategic imperative and partner with the Leadership team by driving the creation and execution of our Talent and Culture strategic plan that aligns our organisational strategy with our people strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  •  Lead the development of our practices around Talent Planning & Acquisition, Retention Activities, Career Development, and Employee Onboarding
  • Development and implementation of Human Resources Company policies and procedures, and initiatives related to talent management, compensation, benefits, organizational development, performance management, and employee relations
  • Provide people support to the business, answering employee and manager questions about people programs, policies, and other people-related topics (e.g., immigration)
  • Develop, implement and manage effective hiring and employee retention programs


  • 6-8+ years’ experience as an HR Business Partner, preferably with a mix of experience in high-growth, fast-paced environments, and more established organizations
  • Strong understanding and experience of Swiss HR practices and requirements is a must
  • Strong analytical and project management skills, proven ability to design and execute clear processes, and a detail-oriented, yet flexible and creative approach to problem solving
  •  Ability to prioritize, manage multiple projects, and collaborate effectively with diverse groups and experience levels
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and customer-service attitude
  • Discretion and judgement handling confidential and sensitive information
  • Possess a self-starter mentality with a roll up your sleeves and get things done mindset along with a drive to make a direct, tangible impact on a rapidly growing company

Schlieren, Switzerland

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