Senior Scientist - Lead Generation (100%)


Offered by:

Molecular Partners


We are looking for a Senior Scientist, enjoing wet lab work and the ambition to develop into the role of our lead generation - lead.This challenging and diverse position will include the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Design and execution of Lead Generation strategy (selection, screening, characterization, formatting) for dedicated pipeline projects;
  • Coordination and management of Lead Generation related activities within project teams;
  • Project leadership to effectively lead, motivate and engage with project team members;
  • Expertise to contribute to overall project strategy to take scientific decisions and to provide recommendations enabling others to take decisions;
  • Shared project responsibility together with a biology lead enabling cross project information flow;
  • Build and maintain project history, including organization of materials and reagents, project documentation, NME reports and patent applications;
  • Understands project-related target function relationship & its impact on Lead Generation related work - translating desired MoA into a DARPin product;
  • Contribution to intellectual and experimental progress of pipeline projects and lead generation processes;
  • Summarizing and presenting data to relevant stakeholders (research team and beyond), also in relation to the project plan and timelines.

This position summary is not intended to be all inclusive. An employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. 


For this position, we are looking for a highly motivated and skilled individual who features the following credentials:
  • Scientist with a PhD in biochemistry, structural biology, or related field;
  • 2-5 years of drug development experience in industry
  • Excellent technical and hands-on experience on selection and screening process of therapeutic proteins;
  • Scientific background in Immuno-Oncology or Oncology is a plus;
  • Deep understanding of lead generation process enabling design of project strategies – DARPin background kledge is a plus;
  • Willingness to work in wet lab and to develop into the role of  lead generation-lead; 
  • Excellent communication and management skills to lead and support research team, including strong organizing and planning skills, clear and proactive communication with team, collaboration partners and/or stakeholders;
  • Motivated and eager to achieve challenging milestones on time - ability to work with time constraints;
  • Keen on delivery high quality standards.


Our offer

Partnership and collaboration are at the core of our company, our research activities and our product candidates. Molecular Partners offers an international working environment and the opportunity to collaborate with outstanding individuals from numerous disciplines, who contribute to our shared goals of scientific excellence, respectful teamwork and personal aspiration. We foster true innovation and creative thinking to advance our therapeutic product candidates and continue to be inspired by the difference we can make for our patients. At Molecular Partners you will discover a challenging job, inspiring colleagues and a true purpose. If you are interested in working at Molecular Partners, we are looking forward to hearing from you! Please submit your detailed curriculum vitae via our career portal. We only accept online applications