Group Leader R&D Oligonucleotides (f/m/d)

Bachem is a leading, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacture of peptides and oligonucleotides. With over 50 years of experience and expertise Bachem provides products for research, clinical development and commercial application to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide and offers a comprehensive range of services. Bachem operates internationally with headquarters in Switzerland and locations in Europe, the US and Asia. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. For further information, see

For our rapidly growing Oligonucleotide business, we are looking for a Chemist as a Group Leader (f/m/d), 100% to strengthen our team in the further development of the R&D division.


In our new research laboratories, you will develop and optimize manufacturing processes from synthesis and purification to the final active ingredient. You will lead a small and motivated team of chemists and chemical laboratory technicians and have access to state-of-the-art equipment and technologies in your daily work.


Do you enjoy working in teams?  Do you enjoy working on varied and challenging chemical problems?


Your tasks:


  • Plan, coordinate and implement process developments in cooperation with other departments
  • Identify and evaluate innovative technologies & new reagents and materials
  • Coordinate and implement process transfers (scale-up) and support production when introducing new processes under cGMP guidelines
  • Production of small product quantities for internal and external customers (non-GMP)
  • Writing reports and creating presentations
  • Support production in solving chemical challenges (trouble shooting)
  • Collaborate in team projects for the internal coordination of a project as well as for communication with the customer
  • Collaborate on risk analysis for our manufacturing processes
  • Management and further development of your own organizational unit and temporarily assigned employees


Your profile:


  • Doctorate in chemistry or a related field
  • At least 2 years of management experience, preferably in research & development
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Conceptual & analytical work
  • High flexibility, independence and ability to work in a team
  • Very good knowledge of English; excellent knowledge of German is an advantage
  • Knowledge of oligonucleotide chemistry, preparative purification and common analytical techniques such as UPLC and LC-MS


Our offer:


  • A dynamic and rapidly growing work environment with internal development opportunities
  • Flexible working hours with home office days and an option for obtaining additional vacation days through workload reduction
  • Employee development through numerous internal and external training opportunities
  • 60% coverage of pension fund contributions by Bachem AG as well as option for extra-mandatory pension provision with our Pension Plan Plus
  • Access to the Swibeco benefits platform with discounts from external partners
  • Fresh, healthy and varied food in our staff restaurant
  • A wide range of free sports activities on the Bachem Campus


Would you like to drive innovation together with us?


We look forward to receiving your complete application documents via our application portal.


Learn more about the Bachem Group and get inspired by our exciting work environment at our location in Bubendorf!


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