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

Research Associate Liver Solutions (80-100%), Switzerland

In this role you will work together with our experienced PMs and Senior Scientists across services, research and development. You will support the service group for efficacy and safety compound profiling using our innovative 3D cell-based technology platforms and also contribute to the development of novel liver disease models. Moreover, the position will be responsible for lab management tasks. The ideal candidate has experience in cell culture techniques and bioanalytical methods as well as expertise in working in a client-focused environment. The position offers a unique environment and opportunity to develop and commercialize cutting-edge solutions for drug discovery and safety. Starting date: as soon as possible. Place of work: Schlieren, Switzerland.  Read More

Main responsibilities

  • Routine performance of compound toxicity and efficacy testing using 3D microtissues
  • Development and optimization of customized cell-based assays including troubleshooting and adaptation to clients’ needs
  • Microtissue characterization (optical, biochemical, histological)
  • Independent planning, execution and documentation of experiments including data analysis and interpretation
  • General laboratory maintenance and organization of lab management (lab cleaning, equipment monitoring, preparation of reagent aliquots, lab inventory)


  • MSc in Biology or other Life Sciences
  • Ability to work under aseptic conditions
  • Expertise in biochemical/cellular assays and the use of technical equipment (e.g. luminescent/fluorescent multiplate tests, ELISA, microscopy)
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize
  • Working experience in an industrial setting is a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Resilient and reliable team player but also able to work independently
  • Good command of German and EnglishApplicants 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.

Logistics Specialist (80-100%), Switzerland

Reporting to the Head of Operations, you will be jointly responsible for InSphero’s export and shipping activities. Besides operational tasks, the job holder will be involved in strategically developing logistics concepts for existing and new geographic markets, supporting our internal teams in logistics matters and coordinate international InSphero product shipments Starting date: April 1st, 2020. Place of work: Schlieren.  Read More

Main responsibilities

  • Coordination of product and sample logistics
  • Logistics-related operational tasks (preparation of goods for shipment, driving, stock management)
  • Management of interfaces to freight forwarders (planning, booking, tracking, follow-up)
  • Preparation/maintenance of export documents (commercial invoices, e-dec, product declarations, permits, etc.)
  • Integration of back-office sales and export processes in our ERP
  • Coordination with authorities and partners in the different export countries
  • Assurance of delivery performance and development of new concepts to provide biological products to customers globally
  • Support of management in assessing shipping complexity and risk to new markets


  • Professional experience in export logistics, in particular to European and North American countries for biotech-, pharma- or food goods (perishable goods)
  • Education as logistics specialist, customs broker or similar
  • Result-oriented and hands-on personality
  • Proficiency in German and English is a must, French is a plus
  • Swiss driver’s license
  • Background in handling of dangerous goods and biological substances 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.

West Coast Business Development Director (100%)

Reporting to the Chief Business Officer, you will be responsible for driving revenue growth and business development activities including the initiation of partnerships within the Western Region. This includes the execution of the business strategy by targeting pharmaceutical and biotech partners. Starting date: as soon as possible.  Read More

Main responsibilities

  • Responsible for territory growth, revenue targets and acquisition of new opportunities
  • Support InSphero in implementing market strategies, introduction of new solutions and technologies
  • Develop key account management and partnership-focused business strategies by securely navigating through various organizational levels and by collaborating with team members in the United States and Europe
  • Support the initiation of strategic alliances and drive development of partnership opportunities
  • Advanced usage of key accounting tools (e.g. Miller-Heimann & CRM database)
  • Recognize market trends and gain competitive intelligence


  • Deal making experience and customer focused personality with 3+ years business development experience
  • Deep understanding of the drug discovery and development process
  • Strong negotiation skills and excellent networker across all levels of customer organization
  • Independent, proactive and well-organized personality
  • Biology-related degree (MSc or PhD) with good understanding of cell biology/molecular biology – an additional business degree is a plus
  • Ideal location: San Diego or San Francisco
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. for any employer (candidates must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Resident Aliens)
We are looking forward to receiving your application by e-mail.