Working at Cell Medica

We strive to be the leading provider of cellular immunotherapy products for the treatment of blood- and solid cancers (oncology).  Our mission is to develop products and therapies that will transform the lives of patients.

Our products harness the natural power of the human immune system to fight cancer without the risk of severe side effects that come with conventional anti-viral drugs or chemotherapy.

As we grow, we are looking for people who share our passion and want to be part of an exceptional team who are working to unlock the full potential of this powerful new scientific technology. We know that it is only by having right people working together in the right environment, that we will achieve our goal.

Our Culture

Our culture is built on a foundation of innovation, dedication and curiosity. Everyone who works here is responsible for shaping our growing organization and creating an environment where collaboration can thrive.

Our inspiration comes from the pioneering work we do every day and what we know we’ll achieve in the future. We are committed to improving patient outcomes through state-of-the-art technology and the latest scientific insight.

Our Values

  • Our patients come first
  • Innovation guides our success
  • Respect and trust underpin our interactions
  • Tenacity and ambition drive our achievement
  • Ethics and integrity are central to our actions

Reward and development

To help Cell Medica continue to grow, we recognize and reward people who are prepared to stretch themselves and aspire to be even better.

Everyone has a shared responsibility for making our organization successful. To support this, we offer highly competitive salaries, a range of benefits and make sure everyone’s contribution is recognized.

We are a company that is doing things that simply have not been done before. That means we have extraordinary opportunities to develop your skills and gain entirely new ones. We believe in learning by doing and investing in our people by giving them support to develop in their role and freedom to collaborate with colleagues working in varied disciplines.


Gene Delivery Scientist

Zurich, Switzerland

(Scientist/Senior Scientist level dependent on candidate's experience) The Gene Delivery Scientist will lead the development of gene delivery systems, including viral and non-viral platforms, to engineer T and NKT cells for the treatment of human cancer. The successful candidate will have in-depth expertise on retroviral, lentiviral and AAV viral vector design as well as non-viral systems for gene. The candidate will be responsible for overseeing feasibility studies to investigate different gene delivery systems to select a platform for use in our pre-clinical and clinical engineered cell products. Once a system is selected, the candidate will direct studies to optimize the platform and to help integrate it in our pipeline products. The candidate will interface between the R&D and Manufacturing groups to facilitate technology transfer and to help oversee vector manufacturing either in house or through a contract organization. This position is full time and based in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Notice to Recruiters and Agencies

Recruiters and agents must not forward CVs or candidate details to Cell Medica or any employee of the Company without an explicit, written request from a member of the HR department.  We reserve the right to pursue and hire candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter if their details, which could reasonably identify them, have been passed the Company without the explicit, written request of a member of the HR department. The agreement of terms in relation to a specific vacancy does not constitute an explicit request for applicants for other advertised roles or speculative applications. 

When the HR department enters into an explicit agreement in relation to a specific position with an agency, the recruiter will be provided with a link to upload applications directly to Company’s Applicant Tracking System. Any CV or candidate details received through other means (e.g. email, post, fax, verbal) will not constitute an introduction.  

The HR department will not accept unsolicited telephone calls from recruiters in relation to open vacancies or general introductions.  All contact should be made via the email address:


Oumar Diouf, GMP Manager, US

I joined Cell Medica in November 2012 from Baylor College of Medicine as Head of Manufacturing for the US. I have enjoyed my role to get our manufacturing activities started and I have been happy to take on new responsibilities as my role slightly morphed.

I love the people at CM – I work within a great team, and feel valued by each and every one of them, from administrators all the way up to VPs.  I have colleagues that I aspire to be like in terms of career and experience. Everyone is recognized for their contribution to the success of CM. There is no divide between senior management and the rest of the team, which creates a great working environment.

I appreciate the culture in the fact that we work hard but enjoy it, while making a difference in patients’ lives.

Tiffany Tam, Cell Therapy Manufacturing Associate, UK

When I discovered during my master’s studies that I had secured a position as a GMP Clinical Manufacturing Associate at Cell Medica, I was ecstatic. I started the role in November 2015, 4 days after my graduation, and since then I have been delighted with the many opportunities made available to me.

The prospect of learning new techniques was a major factor in my decision to join Cell Medica. I came to Cell Medica as a blank piece of paper, and after 1 and a half years I have gained experience in a wide variety of areas, many of which I had little or no experience in prior to commencing this role. I have gained knowledge and skills in GMP aseptic techniques, QC techniques (such as flow cytometry), scientific report writing, database generation, stock management and many more.  I have also relished the opportunity to attend conferences and courses, both in the UK and internationally.

Another aspect that drew me to Cell Medica is their open-door policy. All my colleagues are approachable, willing to help and happy to teach those with a curious mind.

I very much enjoy working at Cell Medica; the Company is very supportive and this role has been a great platform from which to start my career.

Camilla Winnewisser, Research Technician, Zurich

Since July 2016 I have been employed as a Research Technician by Cell Medica. Cell Medica offers me an innovative and pleasant environment in which to work and it is a great feeling knowing that the technology we have developed is now being used to generate gene modified immune cell products for the treatment of cancer.  I feel motivated to come to work and do my best every day because I believe in Cell Medica’s mission and share their values.  Everyone has a voice at Cell Medica and everyone’s role is valued.  Each employee is integral to helping patients fight cancer through cellular immunotherapy. Cellular Immunotherapy is an incredibly challenging, stimulating and interesting field in which to work. The opportunity to use new technologies, work alongside talented coworkers and problem solve everyday ensures there is always something new to learn.