R&D Scientist / Project Manager (Biology) 80-100% (m/f/d)

Glattbrugg, Switzerland

Our proprietary FluidFM syringes enable us to genetically manipulate cells at the single-cell level (e.g. injecting CRISPR RNP), paving the path to developing cellular models for the study of biological processes. In order to further develop our high-tech products, we need you to reinforce our current team.

R&D Scientist / Project Manager Biology 80-100% (m/f/d)

Your Challenge

  • Identification and management of improvement projects for our CRISPR cell line engineering business

  • Collaboration within an interdisciplinary team of software developers, nanotechnology experts, bioengineers, and biologists

  • Documentation of experimental results using our electronic lab journal

  • Presentation of results to internal stakeholders

  • Writing and revision of protocols

  • Support with the development of our internal laboratory automation

  • Participation in lab cleaning and maintenance activities

Your Profile

  • Ph.D. in Life Sciences with a focus on cell and molecular biology  

  • Alternatively, a Master’s degree with several years of experience in cell and molecular biology 

  • At least 2 years of experience as project manager

  •  You love working with high-tech products and follow industry trends with interest

  • You are driven by a high sense of responsibility and quality while keeping a sense of what is feasible

  • You have solid organizational skills and your attention to detail stands out

  • Proficient with cell culture methods (regular and primary cell lines) 

  • Experience with CRISPR-mediated genome editing 

  • Experience with molecular biology methods (e.g. DNA extraction, PCR optimization, immunofluorescence methods)

  • Expertise with single-cell technologies are of advantage    

  • High proficiency in English (written and spoken)

  • Independent, solution-driven and diligent work attitude

Our Offer

  • Far-reaching responsibilities

  • Exciting and diverse projects that are organized in an agile manner

  • Working with a unique technology on a groundbreaking new approach to generate engineered cell lines

  • Varied and exciting tasks within a smart team

  • Flexible working hours in an informal environment

  • Innovative environment where your ideas are welcome and needed

  • 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.

Cytosurge team

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.




Company Culture




Work-life balance

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 strengthen our project management capabilities and to reinvent single-cell transfection using FluidFM technology. 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!