Associate Scientist (Flow Cytometry) – (896981-UR)

CTC Resourcing Solutions
Canton of Basel-Stadt (CH)
Closing date
30 Jun 2020

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R & D , Scientific
Full Time
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Our client is a pioneer in Drug Discovery and Development. As the world`s largest R&D spender in the pharmaceutical domain, they work in a vast number of drug discovery & therapeutic areas and are highly recognized internationally. A leader in the field of manufacturing and selling of several drugs with treatment of Cancer. We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Associate Scientist  for a two year contract to be based in Basel .

As an ideal candidate you will have at least 3 years of experience with flow cytometry, ability to design multicolour flow cytometry panels (at least 8 colours), a strong background in Immunology and experience supporting clinical studies.

Main Responsibilities:



  • Plans, develops, performs and monitors complex flow cytometry experiments internally and at contracted laboratories and academic partners, applying high scientific standards within the context of multicenter clinical studies;
  • Responsibility for designing and establishing experimental protocols, processing raw data, creating or reviewing reports to support the clinical biomarker team;
  • Provide training to external partners for implementation of flow cytometry assays. Assist (locally or remotely) our external partners with instrument and method troubleshooting;
  • Presentation of results within the department, to collaborators. Strong time management skills to prioritize and meet tight deadlines in a matrix environment;
  • Drive for results (demonstrates interest and ability to learn new things, takes initiative, welcomes problems as challenges, finds solutions to technical problems, persists in the face of adversity);
  • Proactively identify opportunities to pioneer innovative and flexible solutions within day-to-day activities in support of the clinical biomarker strategy;

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant Swiss working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required;
  • At least 3-5 years working experience with flow cytometry, with a thorough knowledge and experience working with different flow cytometry platforms (Becton Dickinson and Beckman Coulter), analysing and interpreting flow cytometry data (FlowJo, FACSDiva, Spotfire);
  • Able to plan, develop and evaluate assays;
  • Extensive knowledge of immunology;
  • Minimum Bachelor in Life Science;
  • Ability to independently design multicolour flow cytometry panels (minimum 8 colour);
  • Previous demonstrated experience in integrating biomarkers into clinical trials is beneficial and basic knowledge of applicable clinical research monitoring is a plus;
  • Effective communication, good trouble-shooting and scientific writing skills are essential;
  • Expertise in biomarker method validation and Good Clinical Laboratory Practice.

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Contact Us
  • Münchensteinerstrasse 41
  • Münchensteinerstrasse 41
  • Basel
  • CH
  • +41 61 695 88 66
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