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Process Developer Assistant

100%, Zurich, permanent
The Wyss Zurich is a joint research and development center of the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, which was made possible by a generous donation from the Swiss entrepreneur and philanthropist Dr. hc. mult. Hansjörg Wyss. The mission of Wyss Zurich is to drive the clinical translation and technology transfer of outstanding scientific discoveries into new therapies for patients and breakthrough innovations in the emerging fields of Regenerative Medicine and Robotics, and to promote hybrid technologies in these fields. Wyss Zurich brings together some of the world’s leading experts to form multidisciplinary teams, pooling their knowledge and expertise.

Project background

CUTISS AG, a biotech company spin-off of the University of Zurich (UZH), focuses on the development of personalized bioengineered skin graft products for the treatment of skin defects. Its lead product denovoSkin™ has successfully completed Phase I in pediatric patients. Clinical Phase II studies are underway in Europe and Switzerland.

CUTISS AG is a start-up project currently incubated at Wyss Zurich and aims at designing an intelligent, automated platform to optimize the manufacturing of its bioengineered skin product.

Job description

We offer a position for a highly dedicated Process Developer Assistant who can support the development of next-generation skin grafts. The job candidate will support the R&D Department with in lab management duties and the optimization of cell isolation, expansion and cell characterisation methods required to produce bioengineered skin graft products.

Your responsibilities: You will perform general laboratory duties such as basic maintenance of equipment, preparing media reagents and stock management activities. Under supervision you will implement and perform high-quality mammalian cell culture experiments. Furthermore you will assist in the execution of cell and tissue characterization methods such as Flow Cytometry and Histology. Assisting in the development and improvement of standard operating procedures (SOPs) will belong to your tasks as well as assisting in documenting research results and data analysis. You will effciently report to the Senior Lab Manager.

Work Environment: Laboratory/office environment.

We offer the unique opportunity to be part of a young and motivated project team with the vision to change the patients’ quality of life. This interesting and challenging job will give you the opportunity to further develop your working skills in a biotech start-up environment and to get in touch with international partners and clinical trial centers. We offer flexible working hours in arrangement with the head of department, a competitive benefit package, and 5 weeks of holidays.

Your profile

You are excited to work in a start-up environment and enjoy thinking outside of the box.

You hold a B.Sc. or M.Sc. in a biological field (e.g. cell / molecular biology, tissue engineering, biotechnology or biomedicine) or a comparable education with a minimum of 2 years of practical experience in academia or industry. Primary human cell culture experience is a plus. You are a communicative, highly organized and team-oriented person with a great sense of quality, responsibility and an independent working method. Good MS-Office knowledge is required, wheras computing skills such as Image J, FlowJo or MatLab are a plus. You are fluent in English and German both oral and written.

The successful candidate is required to demonstrate flexibility as our laboratory environment may require working evenings and especially weekends.

CUTISS as a young and dynamic start up company offers flexible working hours in arrangement with the experimental schedule. You will gain experience in implementing research results from R&D to manufacturing and clinics (GMP).


We look forward to receiving your application including a full CV and motivation letter. Please submit your application to Mrs. Jackie Vuistiner, email: Applications via postal services will not be considered.

Further information about CUTISS AG can be found on our website

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