At cellvie, we are leveraging the therapeutic potential of mitochondria. Based on mitochondria augmentation and replacement, an approach developed at Harvard, we are building a medicinal platform. cellvie is a venture-backed start-up with primary activities close to Zürich and in Boston.
We are looking for a highly motivated, science-driven biochemist, having at least 5 years of hands-on research experience in the delivery of active payloads into cells - ideally in vitro and in vivo. You must be an entrepreneurial team player with great passion, drive, and diligence in your work.
What we are offering:
The role of Senior Scientist, in charge of leading individual projects, working closely with the Scientific Director and the CEO on explorative as well as translational research.
Varied task environment, extending from laboratory work to overseeing pre- clinical and clinical studies along with project management duties
The chance to be actively involved in all key aspects of the business, contributing to market assessments, regulatory submissions as well as patent drafting and prosecution.
Great responsibility and degrees of freedom – as one of the first hires, you will have the opportunity to truly shape the company, your role within and become an integral part of its success
A highly dynamic and entrepreneurial environment
Competitive pay and equity package
Who we are seeking:
You are expected to be self-motivated and resourceful and to have excelled in your work to date. You should be a biochemist by training, hold a PhD and have at least 5 years of hands-onresearch experience working on the delivery of active payloads into cells in vitro and in vivo - e.g. using nanoparticles or other modalities. Experience in mitochondria biology and / or how these organelles can pass into cells is a big plus.
Experience in aging and genetics would be a big plus
Self-sufficiency in developing and executing a plan to solve a problem
Creativity and the ability to think beyond an experiment to envision the path to a product
Capacity to adapt as priorities and requirements change
Ability to plan and document your work diligently
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
Positive spirit, a real drive for science and a good sense of humor
Who we are:
cellvie is a venture-backed biotechnology start-up, bringing about mitochondria-based therapies
We are a team of likeminded individuals, passionate about our technology and the problems we seek to solve
We are eager to go the extra mile and take pride in and joy from our work
We have shown safety and efficacy of our therapy in pre-clinical studies and in a first clinical pilot and are now focusing on the commercial translation of the technology in a variety of fields