Chief Scientific Officer


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For our client, we are seeking for a Chief Scientific Officer (m/f/d). Our client was founded in 2019 with the aim of making laboratory experiments in weightlessness. Biological research with their sophisticated mini-laboratories has already taken place on rocket and parabolic flights and on the International Space Station, for example for NASA. So that the way into space remains affordable for as many researchers as possible, our client has developed a sophisticated, flexible and reusable mini-laboratory the size of a wallet that can be rented. The innovative company also bundles several research missions in order to keep the costs for the flights into space affordable for smaller research units. Research examples are the growing of cell cultures in three dimensions, analyzing proteins and large molecules by crystallization or studying plant biology.

The Chief Scientific Officer (m/f/d) will identify and evaluate the most promising life science applications that benefit from microgravity in first 6 months and develop and maintain a detailed product/science strategy. Also organizing a lab infrastructure and set up research and development partnerships with biotech/pharma companies i spart oft he job. In this role you will be part of the leadership team and have significant impact on the company's future as well as full ownership in transforming into a biotech company.

Ihre Aufgaben

  • Transforming the company into a biotech company
  • Co-develop the scientific, research and technical vision of the venture as a part of the founding team
  • Design & implement an integrated research strategy; build out capabilities aligned with the strategic goals of the organization
  • Develop and execute research strategies in close collaboration with internal stakeholders, clinical research partners and other external partners
  • Organize lab infrastructure
  • Build a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers to discover, develop and commercialize cell-based compounds replacing current products
  • Build a positive, collaborative team environment
  • Identify and evaluate the most promising life science applications that benefit from microgravity in first 6 months

Ihr Profil

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Client Management Leadership Position
  • PhD in Life Sciences (e.g., cell biology / biochemistry / structural biology / molecular biology or similar is required)
  • Scientist background with significant lab experience Requirements
  • Ideally (former) brilliant scientist
  • Has led successful team(s)
  • Experienced in commercializing new products
  • Early employee in similar setup
  • Experience with strategic partnerships in biotech
  • Speaks “pharma language”
  • Ideally background in VC backed company
  • Work experience At least 5-10 years of experience in commercial life science / biotech or pharma industry, ideally as: co-founder
  • Excellent communication skills (written & oral) in English & German

Ihre Benefits

  • Directly or indirectly work on projects that are launched to the International Space Station and other space platforms
  • Flexible working environment with lots of options to work remotely
  • Yearly personal development budget
  • Employee share option plan (ESOP)
  • 600 sqm cozy loft office with gym equipment furniture, a spacious kitchen, foosball, spikeball and a large beer fridge OR in a newly opened Luxembourg office inside an old steel factory
  • Located in one of the most beautiful regions in Europe, with the amazing Lake Constance at the doorstep and the alps for hiking and skiing less than an hour away
  • Weekly company lunches and regular team events
  • JobRad® and free charging of electric cars, bikes and scooters at the office
If you enjoy a fast-paced environment full of interesting challenges and opportunities to create compelling solutions, someone who loves identifying the most promising commercial biotech use-cases for microgravity, developing products and partnerships and likes to work on innovative projects with an energetic and ambitious world-class team of Scientists and Experts than send your Application via E-Mail! Your contact person is Linus Bresse ( We are looking forward to knowing you.
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