Associate Scientist

CHF85 - CHF90 per hour
  1. Interim/Contract
  1. Clinical Development

Hobson Prior are looking for an Associate Scientist to join a Swiss global healthcare organisation who are focused on offering medical solutions in order to transform patients' lives. This role will support the design and implementation of assays involving flow cytometry-based detection of cellular biomarkers in different biological samples (blood and cerebrospinal fluid).

Job Responsibilities:

  • You will plan, develop, perform and monitor complex flow cytometry experiments internally and at contracted laboratories and academic partners, applying high scientific standards within the context of multicenter clinical studies.
  • Accountability for designing and establishing experimental protocols, processing raw data, creating or reviewing reports to support the clinical biomarker team.
  • You will 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.


  • A minimum of 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).
  • Extensive knowledge of immunology.
  • Min Bachelor in Life Science related.
  • 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.
  • Expertise in biomarker method validation and Good Clinical Laboratory Practice.
  • Effective communication, good trouble-shooting and scientific writing skills are essential.
  • Able to plan, develop and evaluate assays.

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