Director Service Business (Genome Engineering) 100% (m/f/d)

Glattbrugg, Switzerland

Our growing company is looking for an experienced Director Service Business (Genome Engineering), who helps us further develop our CRISPR cell line engineering service business. Reporting directly to the CTO, you will be responsible for the scalability and industrialization of our service business as well as the technological advancements on the biological side, all whilst leading and being supported by a smart and motivated team.

Cytosurge Job

Your Challenge

  • Process development and optimization of our CRISPR cell line engineering service (from R&D to production) to enable scalability of the business 
  • Further industrialization of our service business to ensure a ready-to-market product portfolio
  • Close collaboration with different departments and stakeholders to foster alignment and build streamlined and lean processes  
  • Oversight of laboratory automation implementation to increase efficiency and throughput in close collaboration with our internal laboratory automation expert and R&D engineers
  • Continuous update and improvement of the company’s understanding and knowledge around industry innovations and novelties
  • Improvement of our quality control system for engineered cell lines
  • Leadership and alignment of R&D and Fulfillment teams working on our CRISPR cell line engineering service
  • Establishment of clear and comprehensive documentation standards
  • Ensuring that regulatory requirements and ethical guidelines are followed

Your Profile

  • Technical or scientific degree in cell or molecular biology (or similar within Life Sciences)
  • Several years of practical experience in a similar position
  • Several years of leadership experience and a strong ability to initiate and lead change processes
  • Proven track record in building up and managing a biotechnological service business
  • Strong engineering and entrepreneurial mindset and experience in industrialization of new products
  • Proficient project management skills
  • Good understanding of the work of cell/molecular biologists and the challenges that come with running a bio laboratory in a commercial setting
  • You love working in an environment that is characterized by innovation and rapid change 
  • High proficiency in English (written and spoken)
  • You are hands-on and see challenges as a way to grow and improve
  • Independent, solution-driven and proactive work attitude
  • You act with integrity, build trust and treat everyone with respect

Our Offer

  • Far-reaching responsibilities and the opportunity to actively shape the success of our service business
  • Working with a unique technology on a groundbreaking new approach to generate engineered cell lines
  • A structured goal setting and execution framework based on Objectives and Key Results (OKRs)
  • Innovative environment where your ideas are welcome and needed
  • Close collaboration and direct reporting line to the management team
  • High growth potential

Your benefits

Innovative spirit

Innovation is part of our DNA. It is the foundation of our technology and success – we are pushing things further than one can imagine.

Motivated team

Great work can only be accomplished through teamwork. The passion and motivation of every team member is the fuel to achieve our goals.

Flexible working hours

We believe you know best when you are most productive. For this reason, we do not have fixed working times.

Great work-life balance

We believe work-life balance is crucial to work productively over a long time. Therefore we encourage our employees to take care of it.

25 days vacation

Take a break when you need it most. Our employees enjoy 5 weeks of vacation and at Christmas, we give you 3 additional days off.

Close to public transport

Located in Glattbrugg, our office is just a 2 min walk away from all public transit Zurich has to offer. Tram, Bus, S-Bahn, Airport. We've got it all.

About us

Cytosurge is a synthetic biology enabler. We are dedicated to fulfilling the unmet need for implementing complex genetic designs into gene-edited mammalian cell lines. We thereby bridge the manufacturing gap between the advances made in data driven genetic design tools and tangible applications of genetically engineered cells. The company applies a patented single cell bottom-up gene editing process and groundbreaking dynamic gene expression analysis capabilities to construct, evaluate, and debug complex synthetic mammalian cell lines. We are thereby effectively addressing a major pain point of current genetic engineering workflows in mammalian cell lines. Our initial focus lies in enhancing therapy manufacturing for future cures, with the ultimate goal to empower genetic engineers to concentrate on designing next-generation gene edited mammalian cell lines, confident that their visionary concepts can be realized.




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Why should you join the team?

At Cytosurge you can take part in the genomic revolution! Take up this opportunity and use your know-how to further build up and lead our CRISPR cell line engineering service business.

Are you interested in contributing to our mission? We look forward to meeting you!