Careers | InSphero

InSphero sets the standard for in vitro testing of novel drugs in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry with comprehensive solutions that provide greater confidence in decision making. Our physiologically relevant suite of 3D InSight™ Microtissues and Services increase efficiency in drug discovery and safety testing. Founded in 2009, InSphero patent-pending technologies and methods enable large-scale, reproducible production of scaffold-free 3D microtissues driven solely by cellular self-assembly. Our assay-ready and custom 3D liver, islet, and tumor models provide unrivaled biological insight into liver toxicology, metabolic disease, and oncology. We are proud to count all of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies in our customer base.

InSphero AG is headquartered in Schlieren, Switzerland, a technology and manufacturing hub of Zurich. Our US subsidiary, InSphero Inc., and North American bioproduction facility are based in Brunswick, Maine. We are always looking for energetic and driven personalities – people who assume responsibility, make decisions, and want to grow with our rapidly developing company. If you want to join our team, please send your application by e-mail.

Open Positions

Scientist Organ-on-a-Chip Solutions, Switzerland (100%)

Reporting to the Head of Technology and Platforms Group, you will be responsible for the design, development and execution of applications and related products and service solutions based on the Akura™ Flow Technology platform. The Akura™ Flow System allows to inter-connect different organ models and study systemic effects under perfusion. You will contribute to product and process patenting and act as a key point of contact for the Sales team to introduce and negotiate collaborations, service and product development projects with industry and academia.Starting date: as soon as possible. Place of work: Schlieren, Switzerland.  Read More

Main responsibilities

  • Design, management and execution of Organ-on-a-Chip related services and product development projects
  • Preparation, presentation and publication of scientific data
  • Participate in lab work for new product, application and service developments (approx. 30-40% lab-time)
  • Preparation of and application for patents
  • Support the team with scientific know-how to define and implement product positioning and innovation strategies
  • Promote and present InSphero at conferences and exhibitions
  • Support the expansion of InSphero’s product and service portfolio by providing scientific data required for launching new products, applications and services
  • Generation of new process related documents (e.g. TOPs, assay protocols)
  • Support the Sales team in introducing and negotiating new service projects and products
  • Support product specific information transfer to and exchange with Marketing, Sales and the Bio-production
 

Profile

  • PhD in Cell biology, Bioengineering or Biotechnology with deep knowledge in cell/tissue-based assays (PBPK, metabolic diseases, oncology) and basic know-how in advanced in-vitro assays (incl. microfluidics)
  • Min. 2 years of experience in a postdoctoral research fellow position, preferably related to organ-on-a-chip/body-on-a-chip technology
  • Solid scientific track record (incl. publications)
  • Laboratory experience in cell culture techniques, ideally 3D microtissues
  • Microscopy skills and image processing (preferentially 3D)
  • Basic knowledge in scripting (data analysis) and statistics
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, networker, team player
  • Professional English is a must, additional languages are a plus
  • Applicants must be either Swiss citizens, EU-nationals or have the legal right to live and work in Switzerland.
We are looking forward receiving your application (resume, cover letter, diplomas, job references) by e-mail.

Accountant, Switzerland (40-60%)

Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will be responsible for financial tasks including accounting, closings and consolidation and provide support on critical business activities related to accounting. Starting date: 1 March, 2019. Place of work: Schlieren.  Read More

Main responsibilities

  • Journalizing and filing e.g. for the general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable and fixed asset accounting
  • Ensure that all transactions are correctly reflected in the ledger
  • Responsible for financial closings (monthly, quarterly, annually)
  • Administering monthly account reconciliation processes on a timely basis and adhering to all corporate standards and guidelines
  • Supporting legal audits and generation of annual reports
  • Monitoring invoice and dunning process
  • Filing of accounting documents (invoices, bank slips, etc.)
  • Miscellaneous financial projects, analysis and administrative duties as assigned (e.g. support payroll and tax issues, ERP implementation)
 

Profile

  • Accounting/Finance degree (Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance, ”Fachmann/Fachfrau im Finanz- und Rechnungswesen mit eidg. Fachausweis” or equivalent)
  • 2-3 years of experience in accounting and monthly, quarter and annual closings
  • Good knowledge of accounting regulations and practices (Swiss Code of Obligations)
  • Experience in business processes related to finance
  • Strong communication, analysis and problem-solving skills, team player
  • Independent, proactive and well-organized personality
  • Languages: German and English
  • Life Science Industry experience is a plus
  • Applicants must be either Swiss citizens, EU-nationals or have the legal right to live and work in Switzerland
We are looking forward receiving your application (resume, cover letter, diplomas, job references) by e-mail. 

Operations Manager, Switzerland (80-100%)

Reporting to the Head of Operations, you will be responsible for operative tasks including purchasing activities, facility management and proper maintenance of all lab-infrastructure/lab-equipment. In addition, you will act as line manager for the lab support team and oversee further development of the scullery service provided for internal/external customers. Starting date: as soon as possible.  Read More

Main responsibilities

    • Line management responsibility for the lab support and scullery service team (3 people)
    • Management of scullery service, including customer-facing activities
    • Structure and execute company purchasing activities
    • Support of QA department with product releases
    • Supervision of InSphero laboratory infrastructure and equipment, including company alarm-monitoring system
    • General facility management
 

Profile

  • Biology-related degree (BSc/MSc) or equivalent
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Experience in laboratory management
  • Life Science Industry experience is a plus
  • Independent, proactive and well-organized personality
  • Languages: English and German
  • Applicants must be either Swiss citizens, EU-nationals or have the legal right to live and work in Switzerland
We are looking forward receiving your application (resume, cover letter, diplomas, job references) by e-mail.

Business Development Manager DACH/France (100%)

Reporting to the Chief Business Officer, you will be responsible for developing and driving sales and business development activities within the region (Switzerland, Germany, Austria and France). This includes the execution of the sales strategy by targeting primarily pharmaceutical and biotech customers and ensuring the achievement of revenue and business goals. Starting date: as soon as possible.  Read More

Main responsibilities

  • Proactive territory and strategic account management
  • Responsible for territory growth, revenue targets, acquisition of new accounts and opportunities
  • Working closely and cooperatively with team members in Europe and the United States
  • Support InSphero in implementing market strategies, introduction of new products and technologies
  • Develop key account management and customer-focused business strategies by securely navigating through various organizational levels
  • Form strategic alliances such as early access programs and drive development of new large-scale business opportunities
  • Advanced usage of key accounting tools (e.g. Miller-Heimann & CRM database)
  • Recognize market trends and gain competitive intelligence
 

Profile

  • Biology-related degree (MSc or PhD) with good understanding of cell biology/molecular biology
  • Customer focused personality with 3+ years field sales/key account experience
  • Strong negotiation skills and excellent networker across all levels of customer organization
  • Independent, proactive and well-organized personality
  • Ideal location: Zürich
  • Languages: English and German, French is a plus
  • Applicants must be either Swiss citizens, EU-nationals or have the legal right to live and work in Switzerland
We are looking forward receiving your application (resume, cover letter, diplomas, job references) by e-mail.