Careers

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CDR-Life is a young, dynamic biotech company that fosters growth and impact for its employees. We are building a highly diverse team that collaborates across functions and cultures. We foster a culture with a flat hierarchy and believe that we can only achieve success by working together collectively. If you are highly collaborative, goal oriented and mission driven, join our accomplished team us as we champion our M-gager® platform technology for the development of new, highly cancer-specific immunotherapies.

Open Positions

Accounting Manager (60%-100%)

Building the accounting function in a growing biotech

As CDR-Life’s research pipeline is both growing and advancing towards clinical trials, also financial and administrative processes to support our researchers will scale up. Generating CDR-Life’s financial accounts, the Accounting Manager plays a key role supporting this expansion. You will make and document accounting entries, run the monthly close, analyse accounting data, and support the CFO in the periodic reporting activities as well as further develop all accounting processes in line with the company’s growth. The Accounting Manager will interact with colleagues across all business units. We are looking for a highly motivated and well-organized team player who will enjoy establishing this new role from the hands-on daily accounting tasks to managing financial projects.

Your key Responsibilities

  • Monthly and annual closing responsibilities in accordance with IFRS and OR
  • Running the financial accounts (including accounts payable, PP&E)
  • Payroll accounting
  • Supporting the external audit
  • Timely and accurate VAT declaration and reconciliation
  • Supporting finance projects

Your Profile

  • Accounting Degree (Fachausweis Finanz- und Rechnungswesen, HFW) or similar
  • Minimum of 3 years of broad accounting experience, ideally in a service or project business
  • Excellent team player 
  • Analytical and pragmatic problem solver with attention to detail
  • High degree of self-motivation and eager to learn and grow 
  • Very good level of written and spoken English

Your Team

  • Together with the CFO, to whom you will report, you will form the finance team as a key part of the larger CDR-Life team
  • Key responsibilities of the finance team include accounting, controlling, planning, tax, liquidity management, financial systems and payroll. 

Are you interested? In order to apply, please send your CV, cover letter, relevant references and certificates to konstantin.vonschulthess@cdr-life.com. We are looking forward to hearing from you. 

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Preclinical Study Manager

Coordinating all preclinical CRO activities

The Preclinical Study Manager will work in a cross-functional manner with the pharmacology and translational research teams to support preclinical activities conducted by CROs. This person will be responsible for the operational activities of entire studies including CRO management, contracting, logistics and reporting.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall coordination of preclinical studies performed with CROs.
  • Accountable for all operational activities with CROs including selection, contracting, management, study logistics, and documentation.
  • Monitor and supervise preclinical studies with CROs to ensure deliverables according to timelines. 
  • Follow-up internally and with CROs to ensure that study related action items are being addressed.
  • Ensure creation, review, maintenance, distribution, and archiving of study-related documents.
  • Coordinate logistics aspects of materials from study initiation to study closure.

Qualifications

  • MSc or PhD degree in biological sciences, pharmacology, toxicology, or a related discipline.
  • 3+ years’ experience in a biotech, pharmaceutical, or nonclinical CRO setting.
  • Experience overseeing / managing preclinical studies at CROs or experience at a preclinical CRO overseeing studies for clients required.
  • Working knowledge of GLP compliance and FDA / ICH guidelines relevant to preclinical development is an advantage.
  • Experience with preclinical safety research is a plus.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong team player with desire to contribute in a highly dynamic, professional, and growing biotech team.

Are you interested? For any further questions or your application please contact: leonardo.borras@cdr-life.com. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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Project Leader

Leading early development projects through clinical proof of concept

The project leader will be responsible for leading the multidisciplinary team creating, driving, and incorporating the drug development project strategy generated in strong collaboration with functional experts and third-party contractors. We are looking for a highly motivated and well-organized team player with excellent communications skills who is proficient in preparing and running efficient meetings and also enjoys working in a multi-functional working environment. 

Key Responsibilities

Lead the creation of the project strategy

  • Define key questions and set project goals
  • Create key project documentation including development plans

Lead the execution of the project strategy

  • Ensure alignment of line functions, collaboration partners, and third-party contractors
  • Facilitate project team meetings, communicate and document team activities and decisions
  • Drive and track project progress

Manage relevant internal and external project stakeholders

  • Ensure alignment with Manager and the Leadership Team
  • Prepare project summaries for updates and decision making
  • Solicit expertise from external experts

Your Profile

  • Science degree: MSc, PhD, MD
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of drug discovery/development experience including leading early development projects into FIH trials
  • Work experience in integrated project teams in biotech/pharma setup
  • Excellent interpersonal team player skills 
  • Outstanding communication skills 
  • Fluent in English
  • Highly self-motivated and eager to learn

Are you interested? For any further questions or your application please contact: Daniel.Lenherr-Frey@cdr-life.com. We are looking forward to hearing from you. 

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Affinity Characterization Technical Scientist (100%)

Develop and conduct various SPR-assays to guide drug candidate selection

The successful candidate will develop and conduct state-of-the-art SPR-assays to guide the drug candidate selection of multi-specific antibodies from the initial high-throughput hit screening campaigns to in-depth characterization of selected clinical candidates. This includes kinetic parameter determinations, specificity characterizations, concentration measurements, batch release assays and the target preparation and evaluation. Your results will have immediate impact on the work of cross-functional teams.  

We offer to work in a dynamic environment in a fast-growing biotech company with insight and contribution to the full preclinical pharmaceutical drug development process. By developing numerous different SPR-assays, you will gain a profound knowledge in the field.

Key Responsibilities

  • Independently develop, plan, and accurately execute SPR-assays on state-of-the-art devices
  • Accurately and concisely document and present results and ensure data management 
  • Organize and maintain required equipment, consumables, and reagents
  • Acquire information about new developments and technologies in the field 
  • Work collaboratively and flexibly to achieve project goals together as a team
  • Support other biophysical characterization activities in the group

Your Profile

  • Experienced lab technician, experienced BSc., or MSc. and equivalent in biology, chemistry or a related discipline
  • Solid protein biochemistry and protein handling knowledge is a must 
  • Experience in analytical protein interaction measurements 
  • SPR-assay experience and antibody engineering knowledge is a plus 
  • Well-organized, self-motivated, and able to work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic team environment
  • Active data-driven problem solver with the ability to question and optimize existing processes
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

To apply or for any further questions please contact: hannes.merten@cdr-life.com. We are looking forward to hearing from you. 

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