R & D Jobs

R & D Jobs

Switzerland is known for providing bespoke pharmaceutical solutions through its access to and funding for intensive research and development of low volume speciality chemicals. Switzerland has seen many success stories and inventions in the pharmaceutical industries. Roche is credited with inventing Invirase, the world’s first HIV protease inhibitor drug in 1995 and later, co-created Funzeon, which stops the HIV virus from entering human cells. In addition, Novartis has been widely recognised for their work on cancer treatment through their aromatase blocker letrozole (Femara) which is used in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer.

Turning ideas into innovation, research and development (R&D) is the lifeblood of the life sciences industry. In an increasingly competitive environment, a company’s survival is almost wholly dependent on the discovery and development of new products, including medicines, vaccines and medical devices. Research and development is a serious investment in time and money – on average, large multinational drug companies spend 17% of their revenues of R&D. The average cost to research and develop each successful drug is estimated to be $2.6 billion, while it takes approximately ten years to bring a new drug to market.

Technological advancements have reduced the cost of research and development – helping to accelerate investment in life sciences – while also creating new opportunities for product innovations as the Fourth Industrial revolution blurs the boundaries between the biological, physical and digital worlds. According to a report by KPMG, the cost of drug R&D will drop by 2030, leading to numerous benefits for the both the industry and consumer in terms of cost savings.

Interpharma is the leading representational body for research-based pharmaceutical companies in Switzerland and provides a wealth of information to its network through regular market updates and reports. At 5.5 billion francs, the pharmaceutical industry accounted for around 35% of all in-house R&D spending in Switzerland, which was thus around three times as high as the amount spent in the engineering and metal industry. Globally, R&D spending in medical device is anticipated to grow by 4.5% to hit $39 billion by 2024.

Our Zurich based consultants are specialists in their markets, recruiting top talent for the R&D jobs market throughout Switzerland and Europe.

Technical Assessor & Lead Auditor - Non-Active Devices
Negotiable, England

A global certification service leader that is recognised as the benchmark within quality and inte...

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Research Associate
Negotiable, South San Francisco

Research Associate Job Type: Contract Location: South San Francisco, CA Summary: A large biotech ...

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Research Scientist
Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, etc., South San Francisco

Summary A leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercialise...

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Lab Technician
Negotiable, Basel

A Global Pharmaceutical Leader that boasts premises in more than 100 locations round the world sp...

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Scientist
Negotiable, San Francisco

Scientist A discovery stage biotechnology company in San Francisco who is changing of the lives o...

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Sr. Manager Drug Product Development & Manufacturing
Negotiable, San Francisco

Sr. Manager Drug Product Development & Manufacturing with a global Biopharma company * Located in...

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Senior Scientist: Biologics Formulation
US$160000 - US$185000 per year, San Francisco

Senior Scientist - Formulation Location: Greater Bay Area Compensation: $160,000 - $185,000 + tar...

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Immunology Senior Research Associate
Negotiable, South San Francisco

Senior Research Associate Job Type: Contract Contract Length: 5 Months Location: South San Franci...

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Contract Research Associate
Health, Vision, Dental, 401K, Medford

A well-known research company in the Boston Area is seeking Research Associates and Senior Resear...

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