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Senior Biotechnologist, Antibody Development - Lausanne

The company

A Swiss start-up dedicated to developing a novel, mechanism-based biologic treatment for Psoriasis. In collaboration with a leading research team at Lausanne University in Switzerland, they aim to advance the global understanding of autoinflammation mechanisms and their roles in Psoriasis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

The Role

  • Quality Assessment and Control:

    • Evaluate and validate the quality of work carried out by CDMOs.

    • Analyze complex datasets from CDMO activities to identify errors, inconsistencies, and areas for improvement.

    • Provide detailed feedback, corrective actions, and additional requirements based on data analysis.

  • Collaboration and Communication:

    • Maintain daily communication with company's global team via email and video conferences to align on project goals and updates.

    • Engage in regular, structured communication with CDMOs and Contract Research Organizations (CROs) to ensure project timelines are met and deliverables are of high quality.

    • Foster strong relationships with external partners to facilitate smooth collaboration and troubleshooting.

  • R&D Planning and Execution:

    • Lead the strategic planning and execution of the next stages of monoclonal antibody development, including the preclinical and clinical phases.

    • Ensure the use of the best techniques and methodologies available.

    • Oversee the selection and validation of high-quality raw materials, reagents, and technologies to optimize development processes.

  • Travel:

    • Conduct bi-yearly in-person audits and assessments of the CDMO facilities in China to ensure compliance with agreements and address issues promptly

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the biotechnology sector, with a focus on monoclonal antibody development.

  • Proven track record in managing and overseeing CDMO relationships and projects.

  • PhD in Biotechnology, Immunology, Biochemistry, or a related field. (Individuals that hold an MSc or MEng and have sufficient experience will be considered.)

  • Knowledge of the EMA and/or FDA regulations for biologics, or ability to apply the regulations in the antibody development process.

  • Extensive experience working remotely with global teams and managing cross-functional projects.

  • Exceptional organizational skills.

  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail, particularly in data analysis and interpretation.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to facilitate collaboration across different teams within the company.

Please contact for a full job description and to apply. 


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