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Research Technician - Switzerland  

Novimmune (company)


Posted on : 15 April 2017

Project Description

(initial 12 month contract)
  • Our company  is a Swiss drug discovery and development company, focused on the creation of antibody-based drugs for the targeted treatment of inflammatory diseases, immune-related disorders, and cancer. 
  • The pipeline is a balance of preclinical and clinical compounds, specific for clinically validated and novel targets.
  •  Four of these compounds are currently in early clinical development with the anti-IFNg monoclonal antibody program, most advanced, at Phase 2/3, for the orphan drug indication Hemaphagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH).
  • Our company  is having an opportunity for a Research Technician in the Exploratory Science and Translational Medicine (ESTM) department, working within an innovative, fast-paced, biotech environment.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
  • Methods for pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and immunogenicity assays 
  • Testing of clinical samples: Perform the tracking and testing of clinical samples following GLP and GCP guidelines. 
  • Transfer and validation of assays: Perform experimental studies on ELISA platforms, analyze data and present results in an autonomous manner.  
  • Laboratory organisation and Quality Assurance (QA) 
  • Follow all laboratory procedures and demonstrate a co-operative, team spirit in the laboratory. 
  • Create appropriate QA documents to support validation and testing phases for the Bio analytical assays. 
  • Improve the laboratory’s organization including participation in the drafting of the clinical laboratory QA manual and audit of laboratory.  
  • Participate in meetings with the QA Manager in order to optimize the laboratory QA documentation. 
  • Work with QA team to establish macros for all groups within the ESTM department. 
  • Supervise, perform and optimize weekly/monthly maintenance of equipment. 
  • Monitor the follow-up of reagents process including ordering, destruction and long term storage. 

Skills and competencies:
  • Experience in performing ELISA assays and data analysis. 
  • Good communication, organization, rigor and tracking skills. 
  • Comprehensive understanding of regulations for working in a GLP/GCP-like environment. 
  • Competent in intermediate written and spoken English. 
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft office including Word, Excel and Powerpoint. 
  • Position may require some flexibility in working hours as required by business needs. 
  • Swiss resident or EU national.