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Information about Molecular Partners AG

Founded in 2004 by a group of PhD students as a spin-off from the University of Zurich, Molecular Partners AG is a thriving and steadily growing clinical stage biotech company located in Zurich-Schlieren (Switzerland) with 180 highly qualified employees. In order to advance modern medicine and significantly improve the management of serious diseases, we have developed and successfully established a powerful new class of potent, specific and versatile small protein therapies, called DARPin therapeutics. The continuous development of a broad portfolio of therapeutic product candidates in oncology, virology and ophthalmology based on the company’s proprietary DARPin platform allowed a successful listing of the company on the SIX Swiss Exchange and Nasdaq (ticker: MOLN). Next to our own pipeline of drug candidates we have entered into collaborations with leading international pharmaceutical companies, like... Novartis. The highly dedicated, multi-disciplined team at MP is committed to developing breakthrough medicines for serious diseases.

Position description

Position title

Technical Assistant Oncology Research (100%)

Job description

As an addition to our skilled Lead Generation team, we are looking for a motivated Technical Assistant. This role will support the Lead Generation team on research projects in drug discovery with a focus on ribosome display selection of binders.

This challenging and diverse position will include the following tasks and responsibilities:
• Carrying-out ribosome display selections for generation of DARPin binding proteins;
• Developing and conducting various assays, including high-throughput screening;
• Independent planning, performance and evaluation of project-related experiments, including protein expression, purification and characterization by a variety of different methods: e.g. HTRF assays, ELISA, SDS-PAGE, UV-spectroscopy, size exclusion chromatography;
• Operation, administration and maintenance of laboratory equipment, as well as planning and organization of the laboratory’s day-to-day life, including inventory and consumption material and database work;
• Data processing and interpretation as well as documentation of research findings;
• Scientific discussion and presentation of results within team.


For this position, we are looking for a highly motivated individual bringing along:
• Completed apprenticeship as a laboratory technician in chemistry, biology or related field;
• 2+ years of professional experience in standard methods of modern biochemistry & molecular biology in a biotech/pharma environment;
• Expertise in basic cloning, protein expression and purification;
• Solid background in Data Analysis, processing and documentation;
• Experience with HTRF assays, ELISA, SDS-Page, UV-spectroscopy, size exclusion chromatography and good experience with selection techniques (phage display, ribosome display) is a plus;
• Curious personality with excellent communication and presentation skills and team spirit coupled with a can-do attitude and good quality awareness;
• Proficiency in English, German is an asset.

Our offer

Partnership and collaboration are at the core of our company, our research activities and our product candidates. Molecular Partners offers an international working environment and the opportunity to collaborate with outstanding individuals from numerous disciplines, who contribute to our shared goals of scientific excellence, respectful teamwork and personal aspiration. We foster true innovation and creative thinking to advance our therapeutic product candidates and continue to be inspired by the difference we can make for our patients.

At Molecular Partners you will discover a challenging job, inspiring colleagues and a true purpose. If you are interested in working at Molecular Partners, we are looking forward to hearing from you!


Position location

Job location

Switzerland, Zürich, Schlieren

Preferred head hunter clause

Please note Molecular Partners AG operates a list of preferred recruitment partners. For those partners who have no valid, signed agreement in place with Molecular Partners AG, all unsolicited resumes, CVs, anonymous profiles, or any other candidate details submitted through our website or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Molecular Partners AG (including any of its subsidiaries, affiliates or related companies) are not subject to payment of any form of introduction, placement or referral fees.

Molecular Partners AG, Wagistrasse 14, CH-8952 Zurich-Schlieren, Switzerland.

Schlieren Switzerland


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