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CDR-Life is a young and innovative biotech company based in Zurich where we develop novel immunotherapies against cancer based on our unique MHC-targeting M-gager® technology. We are a mission-driven company with a constant learning culture and a highly collaborative approach.

The Developability Group is responsible for biophysical and affinity characterization of all molecules to help select the strongest molecules as drug candidates. The group, with its specialized analytical methods, works in very close collaboration with the Discovery Group and the Technical Development Unit. To support our Developability Group, we are looking for a:

Technical Scientist for Biophysical Characterization (100%)

In-depth protein analysis to define the developability potential of drug candidates

The successful candidate will develop and conduct biophysical assays to guide the drug candidate selection of multi-specific antibodies from early lead optimization campaigns to in-depth characterization of selected clinical candidates. This includes accelerated stability studies, solubility profiling, testing aggregation propensity, chemical degradation analysis, and other critical developability parameters. Your results will have immediate impact on the decisions of the cross-functional project teams.

We are offering a job in a fast-growing biotech company with a chance to learn about excellence in developability analysis with insight and contribution to the full preclinical biotherapeutics development process.

Key Responsibilities

  • Independently develop, plan, and accurately execute protein analytics on state-of-the-art devices
  • Accurately and concisely document and present results and ensure data management
  • Organize and maintain required equipment, consumables, and reagents
  •  Acquire information about new developments and technologies in the field
  • Work collaboratively and flexibly to achieve project goals together as a team

Your Profile

  • Experienced lab technician, BSc., or MSc. in biochemistry, biology, or a related discipline
  • Solid protein biochemistry and protein handling knowledge is a must
  • Hands-on experience in protein analytics (eg. SEC, IEX, HIC, DLS, DSF)
  • Protein purification and formulation know-how is a plus
  • Well-organized, self-motivated, and able to work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic team environment
  • Active data-driven problem solver with the ability to optimize existing processes
  • Positive and collaborative mindset
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

To apply or for any further questions please contact: We are looking forward to hearing from you.


Wagistrasse 27, Schlieren, Switzerland

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