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.
  • A background in human immunology would be a plus.

  • 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.
  • The position is expected to be full-time, but some flexibility is possible.

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