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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

Business Support Specialist (80-100%), Switzerland

Reporting to the Business Support Team Leader, you are the first line of contact for customers placing an order and support the field sales team as the owner of all internal processes along the sales cycle. This includes, generating quotes, and receiving and executing purchase orders and following up with shipment and invoicing. Starting date: as soon as possible. Place of work: Schlieren, Switzerland.  Read More

Responsibilities

  • Execution of received purchase orders, including confirmations, processing through ERP, lot assignment, and following up on production schedules in alignment with operations and production planning
  • Generation of quotations, related sales documents, and invoices
  • Coordination of shipping orders and order status with customers, Logistics, Export, and Finance
  • Support the further implementation and improvement of the ERP system
  • Support master data management activities
  • General administrative support, e.g., phone service for the main phone number

Profile

  • BSc, ideally in Life Sciences
  • Customer-focused personality with ideally 2 years of experience in a client-related role (order entry, customer support, lead qualification)
  • Experience in owning, executing, and improving operational sales processes
  • Experience with common ERP systems (e.g., / preferably MS Dynamics) is a must, preferably in the Life Sciences industry
  • Familiarity with other sales processes (sales cycles, funnel management, quotation tools, contracts, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge in export, proficient knowledge of Excel
  • Strong communication skills and service orientation, team player
  • Preferably able to work late afternoons to support US business
  • English and German are 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 to receiving your application (resume, cover letter, diplomas, job references) by e-mail at [email protected].

Sachbearbeiter/in Export (100%)

Das Aufgabengebiet für den zukünftigen Stelleninhaber als Sachbearbeiter/in Export und Logistik bei InSphero liegt in der Unterstützung der täglichen Arbeiten im Bereich der Dokumentenerstellung, der Deklaration von Export Gütern, sowie dem Betreuen der Schnittstellen zu den Frachtführern. Die InSphero AG hat ihren Hauptsitz im Bio-Technopark in Schlieren bei Zürich. Wir suchen per sofort eine hochmotivierte Person zur Verstärkung unseres Teams in Schlieren.  Read More

Aufgaben

  • Auftragserfassung, Organisation und Betreuung von Luftfracht Exportsendungen
  • Erstellung von Zolldeklarationen
  • Erstellung von speziellen Warenbegleitdokumenten für länderspezifische Behörden (z.B. USDA, CDC)
  • Verfolgung und Auswertung von Sendungen (Erfolgsraten, Kosten, Dauer)
  • Betreuen der Schnittstellen zu Frachtführern (Angebotseinholung und Prüfung, Buchung von Sendungen, Nachverfolgung und Problemlösungen)

Profil

  • Erfolgreich abgeschlossene kaufmännische Speditionsausbildung
  • Weiterbildung im Bereich Export von Vorteil (z.B. Export-Sachbearbeiter/in)
  • Erste bzw. mehrjährige Erfahrung in der Luftfracht (Export)
  • Sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
  • Hoher Grad an Flexibilität
  • Exakte und genaue Arbeitsweise auch unter Zeitdruck
  • Teamplayer, der in der Lage ist mit multiplen Schnittstellen innerhalb und ausserhalb der Firm effizient zusammenzuarbeiten
Bitte senden Sie Ihre vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen (CV, Motivationsschreiben, Zeugnisse) an [email protected]@com. Wir freuen uns, Sie kennenzulernen.

Operations Assistant (80-100%), Schweiz

Dem Labor-Support kommt bei der Sicherstellung und Erfüllung der geforderten Hygiene-Standards sowie verschiedener gesetzlicher Auflagen eine zentrale Rolle zu, indem er sowohl die InSphero eigenen biologischen Labore wie auch externe Labore von im selben Gebäude ansässigen Firmen mit verschiedenen Dienstleistungen versorgt. In der Rolle als Assistent*in für den Bereich Labor-Support und Logistik unterstützen Sie das Operations-Team mit folgenden Aufgaben:  Read More

Aufgaben

  • Bereitstellung und Versorgung der Labore mit Laborverbrauchsmaterialien
  • Geräteverantwortlichkeit von Laborgeräten (z.B. Reinigung der Inkubatoren)
  • Bereitstellen, kontrollieren und verpacken von InSphero Produkten für den Versand an Kunden
  • Bearbeiten unserer InSphero Plastik Produkte (Coating der Platten im Labor, sowie assemblieren, verpacken und für die Sterilisation vorbereiten)
  • Vorbereitung (Rundgänge zum Einsammeln) und Sterilisation (autoklavieren) von Laborwasser, -gefässen, -instrumenten und -abfällen
  • Warenannahme und Eingangskontrolle
  • Vorbereiten von Verpackungssystemen

Profil

  • Sie haben eine abgeschlossene Berufsausbildung
  • Erfahrungen im Laborumfeld
  • Hohe Zuverlässigkeit; sehr sauberes und genaues Arbeiten unter Einhaltung der Vorgaben
  • Hohe Kunden- und Dienstleistungsorientierung; selbständiges Arbeiten
  • Sehr gute Deutschkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift sind ein Muss; Kenntnisse in Englisch sind von Vorteil
  • Technisches Verständnis für Bedienung von Geräten (inkl. Fehlersuche)
  • Bewerber*innen müssen entweder Schweizer- oder EU-Bürger*innen sein oder eine gültige Aufenthaltsbewilligung haben
Bitte senden Sie Ihre vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen (CV, Motivationsschreiben, Zeugnisse) an [email protected]. Wir freuen uns, Sie kennenzulernen.

e-Commerce Specialist – 3D Cell Culture Technology Business (100%), Switzerland

Reporting to the Head of Business Development, you will manage our direct sales channel for InSphero’s unique 3D cell culture product portfolio. In your role, you make our Akura™ technology suite for 3D microtissue formation, culture and assays globally available to customers ranging from academia to industry. In close collaboration with our product manager, customer service and the marketing team, you will be able to implement and support our e-commerce platform with a high degree of independence. Starting date: as soon as possible. Place of work: Zürich, Switzerland.  Read More

Main Responsibilities 

  • Establish, manage, and continuously develop our e-commerce platform
  • Support the implementation of value messaging and marketing campaigns
  • Develop and monitor marketing campaigns
  • Work with commercial business partners to align and implement improvements on our e-commerce platform to accelerate the growth of the business

Profile

  • Marketing degree and specialization in B2B e-commerce or Bachelor in IT
  • Preferably experience in the life science tool market
  • 2+ years e-commerce channel experience
  • Strong communication skills and excellent networking capabilities across all levels of customer organization
  • Independent, proactive and well-organized personality
  • Experience in the integration of e-commerce platforms with ERP system is a must, Microsoft Dynamics knowledge is a plus
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Applicants must be either Swiss citizens, EU nationals or have the legal right to live and work in Switzerland
We are looking forward to receiving your application (resume, cover letter, diplomas, job references) by e-mail at [email protected].

Research Assistant Liver Safety and Liver Discovery (100%), Switzerland

In this role, you will work together with an experienced team across services, research, and development. You will support both the liver safety group and the liver discovery group for safety and efficacy compound profiling using our innovative 3D cell-based technology platforms. The ideal candidate is very experienced in cell culture, biochemistry, and bioanalytical methods. The position offers a unique opportunity to work in a young, dynamic and friendly environment, and to contribute to the application of innovative 3D cell culture systems for in vitro drug testing. Starting date: as soon as possible. Place of work: Schlieren, Switzerland.  Read More

Main responsibilities 

  • Routine testing of compounds for toxicity and efficacy using 3D microtissues  
  • Execution of experimental work for service and R&D projects (e.g. mammalian cell culture, biochemical assays) 
  • Modification and creation of new process-related documents (e.g. SOPs, application notes) 
  • General laboratory maintenance (e.g. laboratory cleaning & inventory, equipment monitoring, preparation of reagent aliquots) 
  • Flexible support of the general functioning of the Liver Safety and Liver Discovery groups

Profile

  • Cell Biology lab technician degree 
  • BSc in Cell Biology or Biotechnology is a plus 
  • 2-3 years of professional laboratory work experience is a plus 
  • Solid experience in mammalian cell culture work, biochemical/cellular assays and the use of technical equipment (e.g. microplate reader, ELISA, microscopy…) 
  • A resilient person able to work both independently and as a team 
  • Ability to work very reliably under aseptic conditions 
  • Precise, consistent, and impeccable experimental execution  
  • Comfortable working in highly regulated and aseptic conditions according to precisely defined standard operating procedures 
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Applications 
  • Good command of English 
  • Applicants must be either Swiss citizens, EU nationals or have the legal right to live and work in Switzerland 
We are looking forward to receiving your application (resume, cover letter, diplomas, job references) by e-mail at [email protected].