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Group Leader Immunology Pharmacology

Actelion Pharma Schweiz AG

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Group Leader Immunology Pharmacology

Group Leader Immunology Pharmacology   -   ( 160000AH )


About the Company


Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is a leading biopharmaceutical company employing over 2,500 dedicated professionals covering all key markets around the world – including Europe, the US, Japan, China, Russia and Mexico. Headquartered in Allschwil, near Basel, Switzerland, our functional, award-winning Actelion Center is a symbol of our innovative spirit and culture.


We are searching for breakthrough medicines for high unmet medical needs and this inspires and motivates all of us to work towards achieving our overriding mission: to treat more patients with groundbreaking therapies.


Besides highly competitive compensation and tangible benefits, would you like to have a noticeable impact and enjoy our culture of innovation, trust and teamwork? Do you want to grow in a different kind of company with an enthusiastic, stimulating environment fostered by open communication and a results-driven approach? Then we welcome your application to join our team in the role of Group Leader Immunology Pharmacology, based in Allschwil.


After becoming the world leader in PAH, Actelion strives to become a highly competitive player in other therapeutic areas. In particular the drug discovery group is heavily involved in the search for new anti-inflammatory drugs with innovative mechanisms of action. We have made public an exciting clinical portfolio in immunology, with innovative molecules and promising indications. We are now searching a highly motivated scientist to lead in preclinical pharmacology an ambitious group of research scientists devoted to the discovery of new immunology projects and compounds.



Job Responsibilities


As the group leader of this immunology pharmacology group, your primary responsibilities will be to impact the discovery strategy for new innovative compounds in immune-related diseases, to drive the in vivo pharmacology laboratories for the characterization of molecules and proof-of-concept studies in pathological models, and to actively contribute to the choice of clinical indications for each product arising from drug discovery and brought to clinical development (knowledge of diseases, translational medicine, bridge to clinical development).


You will help identify the translational tools to support clinical translation and participate to the identification of new targets in immune-related diseases with high medical needs. You will collaborate with all involved parties in Drug Discovery and Clinical Development. The group leader in immunology pharmacology will communicate effectively and work as an influential member of collaborative and interdisciplinary teams in a dynamic and fast moving domain.


The successful candidate will create an environment of scientific excellence, data quality, value-added contribution and timeliness, working in a proactive and supportive manner. Regular presentation and publication of scientific results is strongly encouraged.



Candidate Requirements

  • MD/PhD (preferred) or PhD level
  • Significant high-level experience in drug discovery in the immunology field
  • Significant experience in in vivo pharmacology
  • Solid publication record in immunology drug discovery, including high-level publications related to in vivo results
  • Ability to critically assess cutting edge publications related to research, pharmacology and to clinical results in the field
  • Excellence in protocol and interpretation of in vivo studies
  • Strategic thinker with a deep knowledge of discovery processes in immunology, able to influence and support a truly differentiated pipeline
  • Excellent leadership skills and high motivation to contribute to multidisciplinary teams
  • Excellent communication skills and flexible mindset
  • Educational or professional experience > 3 years in multicultural environment outside country of origin will be advantageous
  • Excellent knowledge of English language


What Actelion Offers

  • A competitive salary and generous social benefits
  • The possibility for development and advancement within our dynamic organization
  • The innovative and stimulating atmosphere of a multicultural environment


The research facilities are located in Allschwil, Switzerland, a suburb of Basel on the borders of France and Germany.



Primary Location

:   CH-BL-Allschwil


:   Pre-Clinical Development


:   Full-time

Job Type

:   Standard

Job Posting

:   Aug 11, 2016