Research Scientist-Neuroimmunologist


AC Immune SA


Lausanne , Switzerland



• Development and validation of cellular assays of neuroimmune interactions to assess the activity of small molecules or biologicals with output measures relevant to pro- and anti-inflammatory events

• Design and coordination of animal studies in models of neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation

• Hands-on research support for the biology teams

• Oversight of one or more laboratory technicians

• Creating working instructions and standard operating procedures

• Ensuring regulatory compliance in data documentation

• Data presentation at international scientific conferences

• Writing internal reports and scientific publications


The candidate should have the following qualifications:

• Ph.D. training in neuroscience, immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology or similar discipline

• Minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience in the field of neuroimmunology, previous experience in biopharmaceutical industry is an advantage

• Hands-on experience with animal models of neurodegeneration/neuroinflammation

• Proficient in immunohistochemical and biochemical analysis of human and animal-derived tissue

• Experience with discovery and development of small molecules and/or biologicals is an advantage

• Demonstrated track record of development and validation of screening assays

• Strong expertise in cellular and molecular biology

• Excellent capabilities in work organization and data documentation

• Demonstrated curiosity, initiative, problem-solver, analytical and planning skills and open and pro-active attitude

• Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment

• Excellent oral and written skills in English are a must