Job description

CDR-Life is a young and innovative biotech company based in Schlieren, Zurich where we develop novel immunotherapies against cancer based on our unique tumor targeting technology. It is a dynamic mission-driven company with a highly collaborative approach. Our Drug Substance team is responsible for the development of robust and fully scalable drug substance manufacturing processes to enable clinical manufacturing of those new drugs. To support this team, we are looking for an experienced:

Technical Scientist/Research Associate Downstream Processing

Supporting the development of scalable and robust processes, ready for tech transfer

In this role, you will play an important part in the development and scale-up of downstream processes for CDR-Life’s M-gager® antibody formats ready for process transfer to a clinical manufacturing site. Moreover, you will help drive the establishment of a data-driven process development approach. We are looking for a highly motivated and collaborative individual with a passion for data-driven lab work, who enjoys working in a fast-paced and highly dynamic working environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Independent planning, execution, and evaluation of experiments for the development of scalable and robust downstream processes of our antibody formats
  • Production of drug candidates for the developability programs as well as for in vivo studies
  • Analysis of in-process samples to gather information on process development (mostly HPLC – applying methods established by the Analytics team)
  • Support the team in establishing high-throughput development systems and building up a fully data-driven process development platform
  • Support of technology transfers to the clinical manufacturing site
  • Responsible system owner for assigned equipment

Your Profile

  • Apprenticeship with min. 3 years of working experience or BS, MSc. preferably in biochemistry, biotechnology or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of state-of-the-art downstream processes for drug substance manufacturing in the pharmaceutical / biotech industry
  • English (written and spoken) skills suitable for day-to-day interaction, documentation and presentation of lab work
  • Proven ability to work independently, as well as across teams’ boundaries
  • Positive and proactive attitude

Are you interested? For any further questions or your application please contact: We are looking forward to hearing from you.


Wagistrasse 27, Schlieren, Switzerland

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