Scientific Associate II (m/f, 100%, 3 year contract)

BaselTemporaryChemistry, Pharma, Biotech2019-04-17Master / University
For our clients, a world renowned Pharmaceutical company listed on the New York and Swiss Stock Exchanges we are accepting applications from highly motivated individuals for the position of

Scientific Associate II (m/f, 100%, 3 year contract)

Your challenges

You will be part of a laboratory with a specific focus in the field of immunotherapy in oncology.

Your main goals of the job will be to establish in vitro assays to profile antibody
candidates generated elsewhere by different technologies such as hybridoma and phage display, and to validate them in the field of cancer immunotherapy.

The main experimental tasks will be:
  • Conducting ex vivo experiments in particular using different immune cell types, such as CD4, CD8 and NK cells, isolated either from human peripheral blood or from animal
lymphoid tissues (proliferation assays, suppression assays, analysis of cytokines production)
  • Establishment of in vitro co-culture assayswith human tumor cells and immune cells
  • Development and execution of cell-based assays to better characterize biologics targeting immune system
  • Characterization of immune phenotype (imaging, FACS, gene profiling) and cellular
activation (cytokines production) of different cell types
  • Active contribution to lab and team projects, having tangible impact on the science and drug discovery e.g. presentations at lab and project team level, discussion of literature data and contribution to internal/external scientific meetings
  • Independent planning and execution of experiments in a timely manner, pro-active
data analysis and results interpretation
  • Comprehensive work documentation in lab journal, relevant data bases and reports
  • Efficient management and maintenance of a functional laboratory, technical equipment and tools, as required for best practice and in-line with guidelines
  • Close collaboration with multiple teams and stakeholders in within the company and in collaboration with academic institutions


Your skills

Your profile will match if your strengths include critical and objective interpretation of results and scientific information. You should also have good organizational and team skills.
  • PhD or equivalent education in (Bio-) Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry or a related discipline
  • 1 to 2 years of working experience
  • Broad scientific or technical knowledge and laboratory techniques
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of relevant pharma industry policies and procedures
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Proficient in MS Office


Your horizons

  • State of the art laboratory at our Clients Basel site with modern equipment to assist you in your experiments.
  • Collaborative environment with support from fellow coworkers to assist you in obtaining the best results from your experiments
  • Site wide WLAN
  • Excellent work life balance
  • On site facilities such as gym and supermarket
  • Several on site restaurants offering you a wide range of lunch options to sustain you during the work day


If this sounds like the perfect next step in your career, what are you waiting for? Apply online today.

Your contact

Are you interested in this job? Please apply directly online.

For any questions, please call us at +41 58 233 2100. Please mention reference JN -042019-295658 in your call

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