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Team Lead - Protein Technologies

Posted on Feb 11, 2020 by Michael Bailey Associates - Munich

Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
1 Apr 2020
Annual Salary

We are working with an exciting new client on a huge opportunity for Scientists of all levels to participate in the research and development of next generation of multispecific antibodies for Immuno-Oncology, inflammatory diseases and autoimmune diseases.

We are looking for a Team Lead in Protein Production for discovery projects. The successful candidate will have expertise and substantial experience in mammalian cell culture, antibody expression and purification, antibody characterization and a strong interest in developing biotherapeutics Immuno-Oncology and Autoimmune diseases.


  • Establish a highly functioning protein technology group
  • Lead protein production group to generate antigens and antibodies to support discovery research and support projects
  • Utilize and develop novel technologies/methodologies to express and purify antigens including difficult to express proteins
  • Implement and supervise protein purification automation
  • Implement and supervise early protein analytics of innovative antibody formats
  • Leverage mammalian antibody expression platforms to facilitate discovery research.
  • Be an effective leader and mentor principal scientists, research officers and associates as well as work in multidisciplinary discovery team.
  • Accomplish goals under project team timelines
  • Interface with multiple discovery project and Matrix teams across the organization


  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Structural/Molecular Biology, or related field with at least 6 years of relevant industrial experience in a similar role
  • Extensive experience in leading a core group of scientists to make high quality proteins for in vitro and in vivo testing
  • Strong knowledge and experience in making proteins and antibodies from multiple species
  • Strong expertise in mammalian cell expression (HEK and CHO) and bispecific technologies is required
  • Strong hands-on experience with multiple expression systems/formats (mammalian, insect, yeast, and E. coli) and purification media (affinity, ion-exchange, hydrophobic, size-exclusion chromatography) and automation is required
  • Demonstrated ability to make complex antigens like multi-transmembrane receptors, oligomers, and difficult to express and purify proteins
  • Demonstrated ability to generate proteins for x-ray crystallography and cryo-EM
  • Experience in generating cell-lines (electroporation, viral transduction, transposons etc.) is also required
  • Experience in evaluating antibody liabilities and formulations is highly desirable
  • Excellent hands-on knowledge of antibody analytical methods
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary biologics discovery team
  • Superior Project Management/Project Leadership skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and align internal and external stakeholders

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Reference: 842227324

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