Research Scientist Neuroimmunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology - Neurodegenerative diseases (m/f/d)

 AC Immune SA  Lausanne
AC Immune’s leadership team combines a proven track record in entrepreneurial management and world-class scientific thought leadership.

The team is committed to excellence and is passionate about delivering breakthrough therapies for neurodegenerative diseases.

Our most important asset is our team. We look for people striving for excellence who are inspired by our vision and subscribe to our values. We offer a dynamic entrepreneurial culture where success is driven by individuals who “make it happen”.

Job opportunity: Research Scientist-Neuroimmunologist


AC Immune is a clinical-stage Swiss Biotech Company specialized in the development of innovative therapies against Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. We are seeking a highly qualified Neuroimmunologist to support the company’s efforts in research and development. The candidate must possess scientific background in cellular and molecular biology focusing on neuroinflammation preferably in Alzheimer’s disease or related neurodegenerative disorders. He/she must have demonstrated ability to make significant discoveries in an academic/industrial setting as proven by publications in high impact journals and/or bringing a research product close to the marketplace.

Job description:

  • Development and validation of cellular assays of neuro-immune 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 of internal reports and scientific publications

The candidate should have the following qualification

  • PhD training in neuroscience, immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology or similar discipline
  • Minimum of 2 years of postdoctoral experience in the field of neuroimmunology, previous experience in biopharmaceutical industry is an advantage
  • Hands-on experiences 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

Your application:

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

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About AC Immune SA

At AC Immune, we are passionate about making a difference in the lives of people affected by Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Our goal is to become the global leader in precision medicine of neurodegenerative diseases that are one of the biggest challenges facing society today and future generations.
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