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.

Lead Genomics Scientist
Negotiable, New York

Clinical Genomic Scientist/ Lead Clinical Genomic Scientist, (Multiple positions) Diagnostics Lab...

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Senior Scientist
US$110000 - US$140000 per year, California

Senior Scientist Needed for Rapidly Growing Biotech Company Location: Richmond, CA Salary: 110,00...

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Sr. Associate Scientist
Negotiable, San Diego

Sr. Associate Scientist * Located in Greater San Diego Area * Competitive Salary + Relocation Ass...

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Sr. Manufacturing Tech Associate
US$80000 - US$100000 per year + + Exceptional Benefits Package, Maryland

Summary: The Senior Manufacturing Sciences & Technology Associate (MAST) will provide technical s...

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R&D Innovation Manager
Negotiable, Germany

An established manufacturer that is well known for its regenerative medicine and skin care produc...

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Sr. Director - Process Sciences (Biologics)
US$220000 - US$270000 per year, Boston

Sr. Director - Process Sciences (Biologics) Greater Boston Area | East Coast | Remote Competitive...

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Manager/Sr. Manager of Downstream Process Development
US$140001 - US$175000 per year, Boston

Manager/Sr. Manager, Downstream Process Development Greater Boston Area Competitive Compensation ...

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Associate Director/Director of Upstream Process Development
US$180000 - US$230000 per year, Boston

Associate Director/Director - Upstream Process Development Greater Boston Area Competitive Compen...

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Senior Scientist
RMB ¥300000 - RMB ¥360000 per annum, Shanghai

Key Responsibilities: Conduct core Research and Development (R&D), including cell line research, ...

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