External job opening: Senior Research Officer – Protein Technologies Automation

For one of our clients, a fast growing Biotherapeutics company located at the Biopole (Lausanne), we are looking for a:

Senior Research Officer – Protein Technologies Automation



The successful candidate will have a demonstrated expertise in protein purification with focus on antigens, antibodies, and bi/multispecific antibodies. The primary purpose of this role is to support discovery. The candidate will be responsible for processing of mammalian-expressed recombinant proteins through the use of state-of-the-art technologies and automated equipment. The position is laboratory-based within the Protein Sciences group.  

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement automation strategies for high-throughput purification of antigens, antibodies, and bi/multispecific antibodies
  • Develop efficient purification protocols
  • Be a hands-on presence in the laboratory
  • Specify, purchase, install and maintain robotic equipment
  • Write formal technical reports, methods and procedures
  • Train personnel on use of equipment and methods
  • Support data and method transfer within/outside the department
  • Accomplish goals under project team timelines
  • Interface with multiple discovery project and matrix teams across the organization
  • Effectively manage projects and resources to maximize progress
  • Effectively communicate research progress and opportunities to senior management
  • Support publications in high-tier journals and present at international meetings
  • Support a culture that embraces scientific excellence, continuous learning, and increasing team’s ability to deliver novel drug candidates Provide scientific guidance for the protein biochemistry group supporting early discovery



  • D. in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry or related discipline with demonstrated capabilities in protein purification automation and at least 3 years of relevant experience. MSc with at least 6 years of relevant experience will be considered. Industry experience in antibody purification is preferred
  • A demonstrated record of laboratory automation and scientific accomplishment
  • Proven track record in project delivery
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in protein purification
  • Strong understanding of analytical biochemistry and experience in protein/antibody characterization techniques (e.g. SDS-PAGE, SEC, IEF, DSC, DSF)
  • Strong knowledge in the operation of AKTA and other chromatography systems
  • Experience in operating the Unicorn software package
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills. A working knowledge of the repair and maintenance of robotic equipment is desired
  • Strong capabilities in experimental design, execution and data interpretation
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to provide scientific guidance, leadership and training to others within/outside the department.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal


Any question? Please call Joanna Jones, Head of recruitment: +41 78 619 76 70

Interested? Please apply by e-mail: recruitment@consultantsinscience.com

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