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.

Senior Scientist
Excellent Benefits & Negotiable, Chicago

Senior Scientist - Chemical Development Location: The MidWest Salary: $90,000 - $110,000 + Benefi...

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Senior Technical R&D Scientist
£60000 - £60001 per annum, Turin

One of the worlds most innovative medicine companies is looking for a Senior Tech Transfer Manage...

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Head of CMC
US$180000 - US$230000 per year, San Diego

Sr. Director of CMC Greater San Diego Area Competitive Compensation + excellent bonus/benefits Du...

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Director of R&D
US$200000 - US$250000 per year + Superb Benefits & Negotiable, Boston

Director of R&D for the Analytical Department Location: Boston Salary: $200,000 - $250,000 + Supe...

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Group Leader for Analytical Development
US$115000 - US$125000 per year + Excellent Benefits & Negotiable, Chicago

Group Leader Location: The MidWest Salary: $115,000 - $125,000 + Excellent Benefits An award-winn...

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Team Lead/ Associate Director - Product Development (Biologics)
US$160000 - US$190000 per year, San Diego

A leading Pharmaceutical organization is looking to enhance its Research and Development team wit...

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Laboratory Technician
£70000 - £70001 per annum, Switzerland

One of the leading Biopharmaceutical organisations globally is looking to expand and add a Lab Te...

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Laboratory Technician
£70000 - £70001 per annum, England

One of the leading Biopharmaceutical CDMO's globally is looking to expand and add a Lab Technicia...

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Senior Technical R&D Scientist
£60000 - £60001 per annum, England

A global leading Biopharma company are looking for an Downstream Process Scientist to join the bu...

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