Lab Manager 80-100% (m/f/d)

Glattbrugg, Switzerland

Our company is looking for an experienced Lab Manager who will help us to further build up our recently launched CRISPR cell line development service business (CellEDIT Service). If your dream is to work in a laboratory that combines high-tech microscopy and Nobel Prize-winning genome editing tools, and you are gifted with extraordinary organization skills, we are the perfect match.  

With your work, you make a significant contribution to our success, and you get the opportunity to actively shape our operational biology lab processes. On top of that you will be part of an exciting company growth step towards laboratory automation. We offer an exciting work environment in an ambitious and smart team. Your ideas and participation are welcome, and you work autonomously and closely with our customers.

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Your Challenge

Daily Lab Operations

  • Planning, organizing, and ensuring smooth running of our daily operations at the biology lab.
  • Hands-on lab work in close collaboration with our existing team of 4 cell biologists.
  • Securing compliance with lab industry standards.
  • Responsibility to apply safety regulations.
  • Establishment of new and improvement of existing lab processes and procedures.
  • Ensuring a well-equipped lab incl. purchasing of lab supplies and consumables.
  • Maintenance, calibration and cleaning of our lab equipment and instruments incl. troubleshooting of system errors.
  • Participation in organization of our lab extension.
  • Involvement in testing and set-up of automated lab work.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Regular weekend and public holiday work (only a small amount of work hours) for cell culture maintenance 

Your Profile

  • Apprenticeship as a laboratory technician, with specialization in biology
  • Alternatively, a bachelor’s or master's degree in cell biology 
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as a lab manager in a medium or big sized laboratory
  • Biosafety Officer Education (BSL2)
  • High proficiency and business acumen in English in written and spoken form.
  • Proficient knowledge of laboratory best practice procedures
  • Experience with cell culture methods (regular and primary cell lines)
  • Very strong organizational skills and ability to keep an overview in a very dynamic environment.
  • You love working in a team. 
  • Technical affinity for system troubleshooting and experience in working with ERP’s and electronic lab journals is a plus
  • Independent and diligent work attitude

Our Offer

  • Far-reaching responsibility in a dynamic environment
  • Working with a unique technology
  • Varied and exciting tasks within a diverse team
  • Demanding work with a lot of freedom of choice when it comes to planning your day
  • Flexible working hours in an informal and pleasant environment
  • Work in an innovative company with 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 our team?

At Cytosurge you can take part in the genomic revolution! You will be part of an interdisciplinary team in a modern company. We live an open, collaborative, and constructive company culture where each colleague can contribute. We also place a clear focus on flexible working hours and live the value of work-life balance. 

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