Open Positions

We offer a dynamic entrepreneurial culture where success is driven by individuals who “make it happen”.

Would you like to work in an intellectually stimulating environment and join a motivated and multicultural team dedicated to developing breakthrough therapies? If so, we look forward to getting to know you.

Please submit your application to: careers@acimmune.com

Senior Data Scientist

The data scientist's role will be to assist in developing AC Immune’s Science-enabling Data Strategy through scientific business translation, direct project identification, initiation, and data/computational analysis work with functional/scientific stakeholders, relevant professional resources, and related services providers

ANTIBODY ENGINEER SCIENTIST

AC Immune is looking for an Antibody Engineer Scientist responsible for leading the antibody display platform, contributing to the selection and identification of new antibody sequences to be used as tools as well as therapeutics molecules targeting proteinopathies.

Scientist, Analytical Development and Quality Control

AC Immune is seeking a highly qualified Scientist to support the identification and characterization of lead molecules and investigational medicinal products in clinical development.

Statistical analysis and reporting of clinical data trainee

AC Immune is looking for an intern to support the analysis of clinical data with a focus on fluid and/or image-based biomarkers.

Administrative Assistant 60%

The company is looking for an Administrative Assistant who supports the CAO in all Administrative aspects and will therefore take a central role within the organization.

Junior Clinical Trial Assistant (CTA)

AC Immune is seeking a junior clinical trial assistant who will be responsible for supporting the clinical team in the Trial Master File filing and archiving process as well as on some operational activities.

Research Scientist in Biology

We are seeking a qualified Research Scientist to expand the company’s efforts in research and development. The candidate must have technical background in neuroscience or immunology and more specifically in immunoassays, assay development and optimization, data analysis and interpretation, and general laboratory organization. The candidate must keep excellent records, with documentation of protocols, experiments, and data in an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN). Within the Biomarker Research team in the R&D department, the candidate will bring in expertise and provide hands-on research support for the discovery and characterization of biomarker immunoassay antibodies and assays that benefit neurodegenerative conditions.

Trainee in Technical Operations Team

The biological SupraAntigenTM platform developed by AC Immune is a powerful technology to generate therapeutic or non-therapeutic liposomal vaccines. There are several liposome-based products currently on the market or in development phase, but their functionality is mainly based on controlled release of encapsulated small molecules or oligonucleotides. Due to the unique mechanism of action of AC Immune liposomal vaccines, innovative approaches for the manufacturing and testing of these product are required to develop vaccines that induce specific and strong immune responses. In addition, AC Immune vaccine technologies require in depth understanding of the compatibility and interactions between the different components.

MEET OUR MULTICULTURAL TEAM

Francesca Capotosti

“This search for scientific excellence makes my work very stimulating, innovative and different every day. It feels like being on a constant learning curve which will never plateau.”

 

I joined AC Immune in 2013 as a Scientist. Back then my postdoctoral project was focused on immunology, and AC Immune was looking for a scientist to work on its vaccine Suprantigen® platform. During the interview process I was really impressed by their science. This made me realize that this was the right time for me to move from academia to industry.

 

Neurodegenerative diseases remain a challenging field with few treatments available to address disease progression. Knowing the impact on families and burden to society in general, I wanted my work to contribute making a difference to patients. I think that even small breakthroughs can have a big impact.

 

Prior to joining AC Immune, I had been working as a postdoctoral assistant at the EPFL, studying in vitro and in vivo interactions between lymphatic and immune systems. I had moved from Italy to Switzerland for my studies and ended up staying and building my family here. I really appreciate the quality of life and the proximity to nature. The infrastructures to support working mums are far from perfect but I have seen improvements over the years. AC Immune also participates to this effort with flexible solutions to preserve work-life balance.

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Krzysztof Bielikowicz

What I like at AC Immune is the diversity of projects with different targets and modalities, and the people’s friendliness and the will to achieve great things together.”

 

There were three key reasons why I joined: one, AC Immune was expanding operations further into new biologic entities (NBE) such as antibodies, which always brings challenges but also opportunities. Two, AC Immune was developing a completely new role, recognizing a need for a specific expertise. Three, this new role involved working as a client with CRO’s and CDMO’s, interacting with colleagues in clinical and regulatory teams, as well as aspects of project management, project leadership, and strategic planning.

 

Previously I worked as a scientist in method development and product characterization for biotech companies in the UK and Switzerland. I received my PhD from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland. Throughout my career I acquired skills in analytics of monoclonal and bispecific antibodies, fusion proteins, and other similar molecules. But I also developed keen interest in the application of statistics and process improvement methodologies.

 

After working in Poland and in the UK, I found it relatively easy to settle in Switzerland. I really enjoy living here, closing on my 6th year now. With the country being so cosmopolitan, most people are quite open and understanding of foreigners, even if you don’t yet speak the local language!

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Monisha Ratnam

“I wanted my first steps in industry to give me a solid basis in neuroscience while using my background in  immunology to advance projects.

 

I trained in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and earned a MSc in Medical Biology specializing in Immunology and Cancer at the University of Lausanne. Before joining AC Immune, I worked on the development of a CAR T cell therapy against multiple myeloma at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

 

I was seeking to transition to a role that would allow me to combine my immunological background with neuroscience, when I was welcomed to the TDP-43/Neuroinflammation team at AC Immune. Among other things, I value the team spirit of the Company, as we regularly discuss and share ideas. This provides me with the opportunity to learn from my colleagues while contributing to a common goal.

 

As Switzerland is known for its beautiful scenery and accessible public transportation, I find it convenient to commute from Geneva everyday by train while enjoying the view of the lake and mountains.

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Gary Waanders

“AC Immune is truly a world-class biotech company, with a positive and friendly international culture and numerous opportunities to collaborate with highly experienced colleagues.

 

I joined AC Immune eager to participate in a company developing medicines for devastating neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, among others. My experience of scientific research and the financial markets fitted well with my new role, so for me it was a great opportunity to do something both enjoyable and worthy.

 

Previously, I worked as an equity research analyst for a number of investment banks in London. I am Australian born; after my PhD in Immunology, I moved to Lausanne for the first time in 1990 as a post-doctoral fellow doing research in immunology and cancer. I have since lived and worked in Canada, the UK and Germany. I am happy to be back in Lausanne after these many years.

 

Lausanne is a wonderful location for proximity to the Alps and ease of travel to other parts of Europe. The standard of living in Switzerland generally is very high but this also comes with costs which should not be ignored. Speaking French helps you to engage more in local life and makes some things easier, but English is spoken by many people outside of the company, so settling here is not difficult.

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Why you should join

Benefits

Training and development

We invest in our people and offer external trainings, participation in scientific and clinical congresses, and conferences and internal trainings

Time and home office

AC Immune offers flexible time and home office days

Mobility

We promote a sustainable mobility policy granting incentives up to 30% on the annual subscription of public transportation

Pension plan

We provide our employees with a beneficial Pension Plan going above legal requirements.
Accident insurance premiums (professional and non-professional) are paid entirely by the Company

Holidays

The holiday entitlement is above legal requirements: between 5 and 6 weeks depending on age of employees

Working in Switzerland

Our company is home to 30 different nationalities of staff who have chosen to establish in Switzerland for its stable political system, its multicultural population, its robust economy and its safety and quality of life.

With three international airports and one of the most reliable railway networks, Switzerland is well connected to the rest of the world.

Living in Lausanne

AC Immune is located in Lausanne, in the French speaking Canton of Vaud. Based in the Innovation Park of the EPFL, one of the most reputed universities in Switzerland, and a stone’s throw away from the shores of Lake Geneva. This strategic location provides AC Immune access to a prolific pool of academics with whom we collaborate regularly.

French is most widely spoken by the native residents, but it is also common to communicate in English. With a large international community and a dynamic art scene, the city is multicultural and is home to people from all around the world.

The Lausanne area itself is home to many multinational corporations, biotech companies, and a large number of international schools, from primary school to the most renowned universities and business schools.

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