PhD student in Immunology “Biomarkers for immunogenicity” (3 years)

Switzerland, Basel-City, Basel

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Roche Pharma Research and Early Development (pRED) translates extraordinary science into medical innovation through a diversity of technologies and talent. We deliver on individual patient needs through a deep understanding of disease biology and the implementation of Personalized Healthcare strategies.

pRED Pharmaceutical Sciences (PS) is a single Global Function, comprised of seven research units, spanning six sites across three continents, covering the areas of Investigative Safety; Project Leaders and Modeling & Simulation; Clinical Pharmacology and Bioanalytical R&D; Strategic Outsourcing, Operations and Externalization; Comparative Toxicology and Pharmacology; BiOmics and Pathology. In BiOmics (Biomarkers, Bioinformatics and Omics) and Pathology, we provide expert solutions to pRED projects by generating and integrating molecular, cellular, tissue and functional data.

As part of the BiOmics department, the Immunosafety laboratory has the mission to assess the risk of new drug candidates to interfere with the immune system, including risks related to immunogenicity, hypersensitivity and immune function alteration.

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student who will work in close collaboration with scientists from Immunosafety and Protein Biomarkers as well as biostatistician experts to identify new biomarkers for immunogenicity.

Who you are:

You are someone who wants to influence your own development. You are looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

As a successful candidate, you have a strong background in immunology, ideally with experience in developing new assays. You are flexible, proactive, creative and interested in gaining experience and exposure to experts in a global pharmaceutical company.

You have:

  • Strong knowledge in immunology and biomarkers
  • Experience with the assessment of immunogenicity of biologics is a plus
  • Practical knowledge of primary cell culture from human peripheral blood and flow cytometry is mandatory. Experience in mass-spectrometry is a plus.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Proficient in spoken and written English

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