Your main tasks

  • Lead and empower a small team, driving the cellular evaluation of small molecule inhibitors and the identification of associated biomarkers
  • Provide guidance to the team and are responsible for the planning, implementation and timely execution of cellular pharmacology- and biomarker-related activities (cell-based and in vivo) in the company
  • Play a key role in identifiying and validating new therapeutic targets in oncology and bring your expertise and technologies into the company’s drug discovery and development process
  • Collaborate closely with the CSO and other functions within the company. Take the lead or contribute to partnerships with CROs
  • Ensure maintenance of all records of the team concerning experimental planning, data and analysis. Ensure safe laboratory practices are followed, including the use and disposal of chemicals and hazardous material

Your qualifications

  • PhD in Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, or similar
  • Postdoc and 10 years' industry experience in Pharma or Biotech in preclinical drug discovery and Cellular Pharmacology
  • Proven team leader with extensive experience in people management
  • Experience with small molecule inhibitor programs – additional experience with DNA Damage Response (DDR) proteins a strong plus. Experience in working with in vivo teams of cancer (e.g. CROs) and ability to interpret and analyze in vitro and in vivo results
  • Extensive experience with relevant experimental methods in cellular pharmacology, including assay development and in vitro/in vivo evaluation of compounds
  • First authorship in a relevant journal and with very good communication skills, fluent in English

Who needs your Support?

Our client is a very successful, privately held company in Basel, Switzerland. Focusing on a new approach in the development of targeted anti-cancer medication to improve patients treatments, our client is a highly innovative company.


5 weeks vacation

Annual Company Event

Bonus payment

Corporate shares

Startup culture

Well connected office

Are you interested?

If we have raised your interest, we look forward to hearing from you.

Doris Fink

+41 44 330 03 31

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