Working at CDR-Life

CDR-Life is developing tumor-targeted immunotherapies to address unsolved problems in oncology by applying our LocATE antibody technology. To achieve our ambitious goals, we have created a dynamic working environment where we value curiosity, innovative thinking, committed teamwork, and the motivation to make an impact. We believe in trust and openness when doing our jobs, which may at times, take us beyond our comfort zones.

CDR-Life is a young biotech company giving our employees the opportunity to grow in their roles and have a direct impact on the development of novel therapies for people in urgent need. We are building a highly diverse team that collaborates across functions with a strong project focus and a flat hierarchy.

If this sounds inspiring, and you cannot find an open position that fits your profile send us an unsolicited application.

Open Positions

Lab manager (60-100%)

To ensure the optimal operations of our R&D activities, we are looking for a highly motivated and collaborative individual with a desire to manage our central laboratory operations.

Responsible for efficient operations of our biotech R&D laboratories 

The successful candidate will be responsible for centralized operational activities required to support R&D. The role is a central function in the company, is key for the R&D activities, and covers a diverse set of tasks containing both organizational and laboratory work. The role requires a service- and solution-oriented mindset, a wish to interact with many different people, and a drive to get things done. 

Main responsibilities


  • Purchase standard laboratory consumables and negotiate with suppliers
  • Manage and monitor consumable stocks
  • Maintain inventory records of general chemicals and consumables
  • Organize shipments of materials and samples 
  • Receive parcels and deliveries

Media Kitchen

  • Ensure glassware cleaning, autoclaving
  • Monitor and prepare standard solutions (e.g. buffers)
  • Support standard laboratory work as time allows


  • Organize facility installations
  • Manage maintenance of equipment in collaboration with responsible person 
  • Order/organize laboratory and office furniture 
  • Manage laboratory working space and introduction for new staff 

Your Profile

  • Apprenticeship education (laboratory technician) in life science discipline
  • Min. 5 years of experience in life science laboratory setting (pharma, biotech, or academia) 
  • Strong organizational and communication skills 
  • Service-oriented mindset and an ease to work effectively with colleagues
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and German

To apply or in case of questions, please contact Rouven Bingel-Erlenmeyer, Head of Technical Development: We are looking forward to hearing from you. 

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