Job description

Founded in 2004 by a group of PhD students as a spin-off from the University of Zurich, Molecular Partners AG is a thriving and steadily growing clinical stage biotech company located in Zurich-Schlieren (Switzerland) with 180 highly qualified employees. In order to advance modern medicine and significantly improve the management of serious diseases, we have developed and successfully established a powerful new class of potent, specific and versatile small protein therapies, called DARPin therapeutics.

The continuous development of a broad portfolio of therapeutic product candidates in oncology and ophthalmology based on the company’s proprietary DARPin platform allowed a successful listing of the company on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker: MOLN) and NASDAQ. Next to our own pipeline of drug candidates we have entered into collaborations with leading international pharmaceutical companies, including AbbVie, Amgen and Novartis. The highly dedicated, multi-disciplined team at MP is committed to developing breakthrough medicines for serious diseases.

To support our Cell Line Development and Characterization group, we are looking for a Technical Associate or Research Associate with profound hands-on experience in Cell Culture. The successful candidate will work in a small team applying the highest quality standards to handle cell banking and cell line engineering requests while adhering to project timelines and will be part of a cell binding platform to screen DARPins based on their binding capacities on previously generated cell lines using advanced multicolor measurement technologies.

This challenging and diverse position will include the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Extensive hands-on experience in in-vitro cell culture techniques (support of cell banking activities)
  • Familiar in generation of stable cell lines by Lentiviral transduction or other state-of the art genome editing  tools like CRISPR-CAS
  • Proficient in performing mammalian cell staining and characterization by multicolor flow cytometry (well acquainted with analysis software like FlowJo and GraphPad Prism), knowledge in cell sorting is a plus
  • Conducting and analysing cell binding experiments using DARPins to support the progression of Molecular Partners immune-oncology projects

For this position, we are looking for a highly motivated individual bringing along:

  • Senior Technical Assistant by training or BSc/MSc in molecular and cellular biology, with +5 plus years’ experience in academic or industry
  • Laboratory experience in cell culture, cell line generation, flow cytometry and immunoassays
  • Routine quality controls of cell lines (QC, mycoplasma test)
  • Assistance with general lab duties like cleanings, refill of consumables and isolating primary cells on an alternating rota system with colleagues
  • Work according to Biosafety Level 2 laboratory rules
  • data presentation within team meetings
  • Work independently and collaboratively as needed to accomplish goals
  • Organize and maintain detailed records of laboratory processes
  • Good communication skills and teamwork mindset
  • An accurate and independent working style
  • Sound oral and written English

This position summary is not intended to be all inclusive. An employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Partnership and collaboration are at the core of our company, our research activities and our product candidates. Molecular Partners offers an international working environment and the opportunity to collaborate with outstanding individuals from numerous disciplines, who contribute to our shared goals of scientific excellence, respectful teamwork and personal aspiration. We foster true innovation and creative thinking to advance our therapeutic product candidates and continue to be inspired by the difference we can make for our patients. At Molecular Partners you will discover a challenging job, inspiring colleagues and a true purpose. If you are interested in working at Molecular Partners, we are looking forward to hearing from you! Please submit your detailed curriculum vitae via our career portal.

We only accept online applications.

Please note Molecular Partners AG operates a list of preferred recruitment partners. For those partners who have no valid, signed agreement in place with Molecular Partners AG, all unsolicited resumes, CVs, anonymous profiles, or any other candidate details submitted through our website or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Molecular Partners AG (including any of its subsidiaries, affiliates or related companies) are not subject to payment of any form of introduction, placement or referral fees.

Molecular Partners AG, Wagistrasse 14, CH-8952 Zurich-Schlieren, Switzerland.



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