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Group Leader Membrane Protein Expression

ArbeitsortVilligen, Nordwestschweiz, Schweiz
80% - 100%

The company

Founded in 2015, leadXpro AG is a lead compound discovery company focusing on membrane protein drug targets. We are committed to the application of biophysical and structure-based methods for the discovery and optimization of next generation medicines. We capitalize on our knowledge and experience in membrane protein structural biology and capitalize on the use of large Swiss research facilities (SLS, SwissFEL and Cryo-EM). This is an excellent opportunity to join a young and exciting company engaged in cutting edge applied research. leadXpro is located at the PARK INNOVAARE, 5234 Villigen, Switzerland. For more information, please visit: ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">


The position

leadXpro is urgently seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic group leader in protein expression who will be part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists working on leadXpro proprietary and partnered projects, within a highly collaborative international environment. The successful candidate will oversee all protein expression activities and manage fellow team members. Furthermore, the person will be responsible for project leadership outside of expression team activities.

Key tasks and responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to work within a dynamic team that values transparency, integrity, reliability, respect and a passion for science to create benefits for patients.

Key duties include:

  • Shaping the strategy to enhance the capabilities and to advance technologies of the protein production effort in the company.
  • Coordinating and prioritizing project work both within the team and across other teams
  • Working independently but as part of a multi-disciplinary team of scientist
  • Mentoring, managing, developing and be the source of expertise for fellow members of the team
  • Facilitates knowledge capture and understanding of the key challenges in membrane protein expression and push the technological boundaries of different expression system
  • Analysing, reporting and presenting data to project teams, clients or supervisors
  • Identifying and implementing novel technologies including ways for upscaling recombinant expression of difficult membrane protein targets as well as implementation of screening methods (e.g. fluorescence-based techniques) and automation
  • Driving and coordinating projects (with clients and/or internal projects) in order to bring projects to a successful completion (protein target & alliance coordination)


Your qualifications

Applicants should preferably have a PhD in biology, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology or a related discipline. Other essential qualifications include a track record in membrane protein expression, >5 years of experience in a biotech/pharmaceutical environment, experience with team and project management, as well as, excellent communication and fluency in English.

Kontakt und Adresse

How to apply

Please send your CV and complete application in English with the title “Group leader Membrane Protein Expression” to: , before November 15, 2022.



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