GBC-HpVac is an ambitious biotechnology start-up specializing in the development of novel treatments for allergic diseases based on immunomodulatory proteins produced by the human microbiota. The team at the GBC-HpVac is a small close-knit group of experts in preclinical & clinical development, sales, marketing, legal and finance. The GBC-HpVac will soon start the lead optimization phase of its lead molecule GBC-R1 and is seeking to bolster its team with a project manager to diversify and strengthen the expertise within the group.

Preclinical Project Manager

As Project Manager, you will:

  • Contribute to building the lead optimization and preclinical packages of the GBC-R1 project, pushing the project through key development milestones and preparing for submission to regulatory authorities.
  • Supervise the planning and management of lead optimization activities, including data management, project troubleshooting, and multiparametric optimization decision- making.
  • Supervise the planning and management of pre-clinical studies for use in regulatory documents, including proof of concept, pharmacology, toxicology, and biodistribution studies
  • Manage contract research organizations (CROs) and external collaborations to support the lead optimization and pre-clinical development programs
  • Work with other colleagues to ensure that all optimization and pre-clinical studies are carried out efficiently and to a high standard
  • Write and amend lead optimization and preclinical study plans and reports.

You will bring to the role:

  • Ph.D. in biological sciences or a master’s with experience in discovery/basic research developing the preclinical package for drug development projects
  • Expertise in biologic pre-clinical drug development.
  • Experience working with CROs and third parties
  • Proven expertise involving the complete the drug development process, and the capability to troubleshoot complex methodological program issues
  • Experience in working in a startup environment, notably displaying a positive, flexible and proactive attitude with the willingness and capacity to work on unfamiliar tasks (i.e. "thinking out of the box" and out of your comfort zone).
  • Languages: English a must, German and French a plus.

In return, you will receive:

  • A supportive and dynamic working environment
  • Interesting career progression opportunities
  • Competitive benefits package


  • The position is based in Geneva, Switzerland with some travel necessary.

If you have the skills and experience for this opportunity and the ambition to take on this position, please send your application to