Research Associate

WorkplaceBasel, North West Switzerland, Switzerland
CategoryMedicine / Pharmacology
Life Sciences
PositionSenior Researcher / Postdoc


Research Associate

Switzerland, Basel-Town, Basel

The Molecular Targeted Therapeutics (MTT) Group at Roche Basel is searching for a talented research associate candidate to identify novel targets for therapeutic intervention. We are looking for an exceptional candidate who is highly motivated to join our cancer biology team focused on the discovery of novel small molecules to treat patients with high unmet medical need. MTT focuses on the discovery of novel targets, mechanism and approaches in the area of cancer genomics / signal transduction, combinations therapies, and synthetic lethal relationships. The successful candidate should be flexible and dynamic in order to quickly respond and execute in a high pressure field of early discovery. You will work as part of a team of associates, graduate students and post docs to validate and progress targets to identify novel chemical matter in a molecular and cellular laboratory environment. In this role, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Perform cutting-edge research into identifying and validating novel Targets
  • Address fundamental scientific questions, be responsible for the design and execution of experimental work, conduct data analysis, and keep accurate electronic records
  • Perform molecular biology experiments including but not limited to growth assays, western blotting, stable line generation, ELISA, qPCR, AlphaLISA, etc.
  • Analyze data and interpret the results
  • Attend and present at internal Meetings
  • Share knowledge by enthusiastic collaboration with other scientists and associates inside and outside the Group
  • Have laboratory management responsibilities including daily lab routine, ordering supplies, monitoring inventory, and contracts

You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic research associate with a demonstrated track record in basic or translational research who is interested in translating their research into clinical applications.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Competition of an apprenticeship for research associate (Roche program a plus) or a Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in pharmacology, biochemistry, or molecular biology a background in Oncology would be a plus
  • 2+ years industry experience or relevant research experience
  • Strong experience in biochemical and molecular biological assays with advanced molecular biology knowledge
  • Experience with advanced culture systems (co-culture, 3D systems, tumor spheres, organoids)
  • Hands-on experience in immunological assays and techniques would be a plus (ELISA, AlphaLISA, Luminex, FACS sorting, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience in cell culture (human and mouse)
  • Should be able to conduct original research in an independent Fashion
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required

The preferred start date for this position is beginning of December 2017.

Basel is the headquarters of the Roche Group and one of its most important centres of pharmaceutical research. Over 8,500 people from approximately 90 countries work in Basel, which is one of Roche’s largest sites. Read more .

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Location Switzerland, Basel-Town, Basel
  • Function Research
  • Subfunction Biology
  • Schedule Full-time
  • Job level Individual Contributor
  • Job type Regular Employee
  • Division Roche Pharmaceuticals
  • Posted since 2017/10/12
  • Posted until 2017/11/11
  • Job-ID 3425212700

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