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Temporary Scientific Associate Biology Oncology

Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd

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Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is a leading biopharmaceutical company employing over 2,500 dedicated professionals covering all key markets around the world - including Europe, the US, Japan, China, Russia and Mexico. Headquartered in Allschwil, near Basel, Switzerland, our functional, award-winning Actelion Center is a symbol of our innovative spirit and culture.

Temporary Scientific Associate Biology Oncology

About the Company

Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is a leading biopharmaceutical company employing over 2,500 dedicated professionals covering all key markets around the world - including Europe, the US, Japan, China, Russia and Mexico. Headquartered in Allschwil, near Basel, Switzerland, our functional, award-winning Actelion Center is a symbol of our innovative spirit and culture.

We are searching for breakthrough medicines for high unmet medical needs and this inspires and motivates all of us to work towards achieving our overriding mission: to treat more patients with groundbreaking therapies.

Besides highly competitive compensation and tangible benefits, would you like to have a noticeable impact and enjoy our culture of innovation, trust and teamwork? Do you want to grow in a different kind of company with an enthusiastic, stimulating environment fostered by open communication and a results-driven approach? Then we welcome your application to join our team in the role of Temporary Scientific Associate, based in Allschwil.

Job Responsibilities

With a significant degree of self-responsibility, the successful candidate will:

  • Engineer cancer cell lines for investigating cellular signaling and target pharmacology
  • Perform experiments to characterize the mode of action and kinetics of small molecules
  • Perform compound potency profiling experiments
  • Establish new technologies for the lab
  • Analyze data and communicate results to the line manager
  • Present their work at team meetings
  • Together with lab colleagues, maintain an efficient and safe work environment

Candidate Requirements

Bachelor / Master degree or equivalent in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacology or related field with research experience, experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry an advantage.

Experience in the following techniques:

  • Cell based assays using fluorescent/luminescent readouts
  • Transfection and transduction of cell lines and primary cells
  • Plasmid design, use of standard molecular biology databases
  • Common molecular biology and protein methodologies: RNA preparation, qPCR, western blots

An advantage to have experience in some of the following:

  • Gene knock down/out technologies RNAi/CRISPR
  • Performing and analyzing protein/ligand interaction in the kinase or GPCR fields

Personal skills:

  • Highly self-motivated
  • Fast learner and flexible
  • Track record of good team behaviors and effective communication
  • Able to perform experiments in a precise and reliable manner
  • Well organized and able to handle several tasks in parallel
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Good command of written and spoken English

Please note that applications from PhD qualified scientists will not be considered.

What Actelion Offers

  • A competitive salary and generous social benefits
  • The possibility for development and advancement within our dynamic organization
  • The innovative and stimulating atmosphere of a multicultural environment
  • The research facilities are located in Allschwil, Switzerland, a suburb of Basel on the borders of France and Germany.