Vector BioPharma AG , a new Basel-based biotech start-up, is recruiting a large team to support the development of gene therapy vectors for a range of applications in pharmaceuticals.
We are a technology-driven start-up company providing precision gene delivery solutions that reinvent the way we treat patients.
We deploy cutting-edge platform technologies founded in world-class academic research in protein engineering to solve the drug delivery problem in a revolutionary way.
We use engineered viral vectors to achieve cell and tissue specific expression of genes and regulators at unprecedented efficacy and safety.
We are an international team of scientists, engineers and pharmaceutical professionals committed to excellence in science.
We value diversity and inclusion and support our people in their personal and career development. Basel, Switzerland is at the intersection of the Swiss, French, and German borders.
The city is well-known for its art, culture, and science, and is regarded as a global hub for the pharmaceutical industry.
Our labs are located at Basel’s Technology Park, an established incubator with a proven track record in developing successful biotech start-ups.
We are looking for a highly motivated Research Associate to join our Cellular Therapy team. The candidate will focus on optimizing the engineering of different cellular therapy products to advance our research and development tools and product pipeline.
The ideal candidate will have a strong passion (and some experience) in tumor immunology and cell engineering. Experience with primary cell isolation and cell culture are required.
Flow cytometry experience is a plus.
Designing and performing multi-parameter flow cytometry assays
Cultivation and manipulation of cell lines, as well as cell culture of tumor and immune cells (e.g. T, NK, B and Dendritic cells)
Genetically engineer primary cells to introduce DNA with methods like transfection, transduction and electroporation
After the training period, independently design and perform experiments, analyze and present data at team meetings
Maintain detailed and organized records of experimental protocols and results
Maintain laboratory equipment and facilities, as required
Apprenticeship in Pharma or Biotech and / or BSc and / or MSc in biological sciences or related field with 2 years’ professional experience in life sciences
Experience with mammalian cell culture techniques
Experience with multi-color flow cytometry, cell sorting, and flow cytometry analysis software
Must be highly independent, able to work in a fast-growing and highly diverse international team and thrive in a start-up environment
Well-organized, motivated, team player
Proficiency (e.g., C1 level) in both written and spoken English
Good computer skills required (MS Office, Apple hardware)
Experience with electronic lab notebook (ELN), molecular biology software, data analysis software, or other laboratory software(s) a plus
WHAT WE CURRENTLY OFFER
Offices : Our well-equipped laboratories and offices are located at the Technologiepark, a premier address for early-stage start-ups in Basel.
Commuter Benefits : We support our employees tailored to their personal needs in commuting to work and offer parking facilities or a commuter contribution.
Flexible Working : We support flexible working as appropriate.
Christmas Closure : In addition to the 24 holidays per year, our offices / labs are closed between Christmas and New Year.
Birthday Retreat : On top of that, your birthday is your personal holiday - our employees enjoy their birthday with a day off.
Food : We like get-togethers during lunch time. Enjoy tasty, subsidised meals from our FELFEL food fridge.
Coffee : Meet up with your colleagues and grab free coffee.
Development : We support the individual development of our employees.
German Lessons : For our international employees we support German lessons to speed up integration.
Creativity : We offer an innovative and creative environment.
People : We are an international and diverse team with talented and passionate people.
Fun : From time-to-time we organise cool off-site summer and winter team events.
To apply , please send us the application form together with your CV, Cover Letter and 2-3 professional references .