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ExcellGene is a privately owned contract research, development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) based in Monthey, Switzerland and Boston, Massachusetts, USA. ExcellGene’s unique transient and stable protein expression technologies together with extensive knowledge and experience in the biotech field cover broad value chain for its clients: from DNA construction and transfection to bioprocess development of scalable and GMP-compliant protein production processes. ExcellGene’s technology is one of the most advanced for rapid production of recombinant proteins and up to several grams of product delivered within weeks.

Available roles

  • Lab Technician Analytics (q/dPCR and ELISA)
  • Cell Line Development Associate
  • Accounting Assistant (English/French) 50%
  • Senior Associate - Downstream Process Development (DSP biologics)
  • Submit a speculative application!
  • Research Associate — Analytics (HPLC and CE)Thank you for your interest. Applications for this position are now closed.
  • Senior Associate — Downstream Processing (DSP biologics)Thank you for your interest. Applications for this position are now closed.
  • Business Development Manager, North America East CoastThank you for your interest. Applications for this position are now closed.
  • Research Associate — Analytics (BLI)Thank you for your interest. Applications for this position are now closed.
  • Manufacturing/Engineering SpecialistThank you for your interest. Applications for this position are now closed.
  • Business Development Manager, North America West CoastThank you for your interest. Applications for this position are now closed.
  • Senior Lab Technician — Analytics (CFC)Thank you for your interest. Applications for this position are now closed.

Lab Technician Analytics (q/dPCR and ELISA)

Posted 28th July 2022 We have two permanent full-time positions currently vacant, and to start immediately.

Job description

Under the supervision of the Head of Analytics, the candidate will actively participate in laboratory activities including but not limited to:

  • The handling and preparation of biological samples.
  • The execution of experimental assays using different analytical techniques and following established operating procedures.
  • The operation and the routine maintenance of the analytical instruments.
  • The recording and analysis of experimental data following corporate guidelines and quality standards.

Required skills

  • Very good understanding of molecular biology and protein biochemistry.
  • Solid hands-on experience in the setup and execution of qPCR and dPCR workflows, including the collection and analysis of the generated data
  • Prior experience with a variety of analytical methods aimed at protein characterization (ELISA, enzymatic and spectrophotometric assays, etc.) including the programming and operation of microplate readers.
  • Good computer skills (MS Office package, basic statistical analysis, a previous experience with the use of control and analytical software would be a plus).
  • Scientific curiosity, proactiveness, initiative and willingness to learn.
  • Rigorousness, strong sense of discipline and attention to details.
  • Problem-solving and hands-on approach to work.
  • Generally autonomous and able to work both independently and as part of a multicultural team within a matrix organization.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changes in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communication skills. Good written and oral French and English.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Minimum CFC in Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry or related field.
  • Proven previous experience in analytics within R&D, analytical or QC laboratories (preferably1-3 years within the industrial/clinical environment or of post-graduate work experience in academia as lab technician or equivalent with a consistent history of hands-on work in the field of q/dPCR and protein analysis).

Cell Line Development Associate

Posted 25th July 2022 This position is full-time, and to start on October 15th, 2022 for an initial 6-months period.

The Value You Deliver

  • Plan and perform cell culture activities with suspension-adapted mammalian CHO cell lines for stable cell line generation and optimization:
  • Seed maintenance and expansion
    • Transfection for Transient Gene Expression and Stable Pool Generation
    • Recombinant pool selection
    • Single cell cloning
    • Batch and fed-batch cultures in non-instrumented small-scale bioreactors
  • Keep an up-to-date written and electronic record of executed laboratory work
  • Prepare project progress reports in form of PowerPoint presentation
  • Data analysis and formatting
  • Provide support to other team members if needed
  • This position is to report directly to Head of Cell Line Development

The Skills and Expertise You Have

  • Master’s degree in biotechnology, cell biology, molecular biology or related discipline
  • 1-3 years of experience with mammalian cell culture
  • Fluency in English, oral French is plus
  • Hands-on experience in mammalian cell culture
  • Hands-on recombinant protein production in mammalian cells (transient and/or stable)
  • Proficiency of MS Office applications
  • Molecular biology skills desired, however not essential
  • Organizational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Generally independent, with ability to work in a team
  • Willingness to learn and grow professionally

This position is open to either a young qualified (1-3 years) or a more experienced (3-5 years) cell biologist.

We offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package. We are an innovative, rapidly growing company that values integrity, impact and involvement and provides opportunity for growth.

This opportunity is aimed equally at both women and men.


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Accounting Assistant (English/French) 50%

Posted 25th July 2022

The Value You Deliver

As part of a small dynamic team, you will work closely with the accounting team as well as the other departments of the company to carry out the following activities.

  • Booking of creditors into the ERP system
  • Ensure complete, transparent, and accurate bookkeeping of creditor invoices
  • Check the validity and integrity of the invoices according to the pre-defined validation process
  • Prepare monthly payroll of creditors invoices according to pre-defined instructions/guidelines
  • Provide general support to the accounting team and the overall organization
  • Ensure a smooth and paperless process according to our “Financial Management Handbook”

The Skills and Expertise You Have

  • You hold a “Certificat Fédéral de Capacité” (CFC) as a commercial employee or equivalent.
  • Formal training and/or a specialization in accounting is desired, however not essential.
  • You have proven experience of several years in a similar role in Switzerland, ideally in a fiduciary.
  • Strong understanding of accounting plans and financial statements.
  • Expertise with VAT issues and challenges on invoices is essential.
  • You are used to working with an ERP software as well as the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel) as a complementary analysis and data-modeling tool.
  • Precise, trustworthy, and reliable, you are at ease with recurrent and routine tasks/activities.
  • Excellent communication skills. Good written and oral French and English languages.
  • Flexible and independent, you have a hands-on approach to work and enjoy problem solving.
  • A team player who supports and works towards team goals, you are able to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Curious and proactive, you appreciate working in a dynamic and changing matrix environment.

We offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package. We are an innovative, rapidly growing company that values integrity, impact and involvement and provides opportunity for growth.

This opportunity is aimed equally at both women and men.


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Senior Associate - Downstream Process Development (DSP biologics)

Posted 30th March 2022 This position is permanent and full-time, and to start immediately.

Job description

  • Development and optimization of DSP methods/processes for large scale/industrial production, implementation of new technologies, search/utilization of knowledge from scientific and technical literatur.
  • Planning and execution of Downstream process development of biosimilar/biologics drug substance in pre-clinical and clinical phases including development of scale-down models and scale-up procedures, reporting to the Head of DSP.
  • Execution of generic purifications at lab scale, mid-scale, and large-scale levels to deliver purified proteins according to expected specifications, including production of non-GMP lots for Tox studies.
  • Writing of protocols, reports, recording, management and evaluation of raw data/analyses/results, forming of sound scientific conclusions and providing suitable follow-up activities.
  • Leading DSP activities within project technical teams to deliver purified material for internal and/or external client.
  • Prompt communication of achievements, risks, issues in all areas and contribution to root cause investigations and troubleshooting.
  • Maintenance of high standards of quality, cleanliness, and organization within the laboratory environment.
  • Preparation of process development report and presentations for internal and/or external client meetings.

Required skills

  • Strong knowledge in downstream processing development concepts and implementation strategies (e.g., buffer preparation, viral inactivation/filtration, chromatography, TFF, Äkta systems) is required. Viral safety expertise is a plus.
  • Strong knowledge and solid hands-on experience in chromatography-based protein purification (e.g., affinity, ion-exchange, hydrophobic interactions, size-exclusion) and filtration-based separation methods for biologics.
  • Knowledge in high-throughput DSP development and DoE is a plus.
  • Scientifically curious, proactive, willing to learn, flexible, and with attention to details.
  • Rigorousness, strong sense of discipline and attention to details.
  • Problem-solving and hands-on approach to work.
  • Autonomous, able to work both independently and as part of a multicultural team within a matrix organization.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changes in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communication skills. Good written and oral French and English languages.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Minimum B.Sc., M.Sc. preferred or PhD. in Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry or related field.
  • At least 4 to 6 years of relevant experience in DSP process development with at least 2 in the biopharmaceutical industry.
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Senior Associate - Downstream Process Development (DSP biologics)

Posted 30th March 2022 This position is permanent and full-time, and to start immediately.

Job description

  • Development and optimization of DSP methods/processes for large scale/industrial production, implementation of new technologies, search/utilization of knowledge from scientific and technical literatur.
  • Planning and execution of Downstream process development of biosimilar/biologics drug substance in pre-clinical and clinical phases including development of scale-down models and scale-up procedures, reporting to the Head of DSP.
  • Execution of generic purifications at lab scale, mid-scale, and large-scale levels to deliver purified proteins according to expected specifications, including production of non-GMP lots for Tox studies.
  • Writing of protocols, reports, recording, management and evaluation of raw data/analyses/results, forming of sound scientific conclusions and providing suitable follow-up activities.
  • Leading DSP activities within project technical teams to deliver purified material for internal and/or external client.
  • Prompt communication of achievements, risks, issues in all areas and contribution to root cause investigations and troubleshooting.
  • Maintenance of high standards of quality, cleanliness, and organization within the laboratory environment.
  • Preparation of process development report and presentations for internal and/or external client meetings.

Required skills

  • Strong knowledge in downstream processing development concepts and implementation strategies (e.g., buffer preparation, viral inactivation/filtration, chromatography, TFF, Äkta systems) is required. Viral safety expertise is a plus.
  • Strong knowledge and solid hands-on experience in chromatography-based protein purification (e.g., affinity, ion-exchange, hydrophobic interactions, size-exclusion) and filtration-based separation methods for biologics.
  • Knowledge in high-throughput DSP development and DoE is a plus.
  • Scientifically curious, proactive, willing to learn, flexible, and with attention to details.
  • Rigorousness, strong sense of discipline and attention to details.
  • Problem-solving and hands-on approach to work.
  • Autonomous, able to work both independently and as part of a multicultural team within a matrix organization.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changes in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communication skills. Good written and oral French and English languages.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Minimum B.Sc., M.Sc. preferred or PhD. in Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry or related field.
  • At least 4 to 6 years of relevant experience in DSP process development with at least 2 in the biopharmaceutical industry.
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Submit a speculative application!

Posted 11th November 2020 We are now actively searching for exceptional individuals with high ethical standards that strive for scientific and technological excellence within a creative and team-oriented work environment. If this sounds interesting to you, we highly encourage you to send us your application through the form below, and ticking the box for 'speculative application'. Please note that due to the open-ended nature of this type of application, we cannot guarantee follow-up communication. Thank you for your understanding.
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