In-Vitro Biology Expert

In-Vitro Biology Expert

My client is an innovating, dynamic and growing international pharmaceutical company currently expanding their team in Switzerland, Vaud Canton.


Due to this growth my client is looking for an In-Vitro Biology Expert with strong experience in cosmetic development to join their growing strategic innovation group.




  • Manage all outsourced activities related to human skin cell culture models and tissue engineering
  • Identify and validate complex in vitro human skin cell culture models or tissue engineering that reflect key features of healthy and disease states of skin and which can be applied to new bio-markers discovery and mechanisms of action studies in dermatology
  • Validation of in-vitro claims
  • Screen biological properties of new active ingredients (in vitro/ex-vivo models)
  • Find alternative models in vitro et ex-vivo to answer projects needs
  • Propose scientific insights to support innovative scientific communication & claims: new technical models/models
  • Contribute and propose alternatives to develop claims with added value in the overall strategy of brands
  • Build on consumer focus and technical expertise, propose the development of novel methods/models (in vitro, ex-vivo) as well as novel technologies/actives
  • Pilot and manage, all in-vitro studies and those of novel design ensuring their execution to high scientific quality within the specified time frame and to high scientific standards
  • Review all data related to the outsourced scientific activities, interpret results and synthetize the results for project teams
  • Review scientific literature to maintain current knowledge on technical, scientific and regulatory developments in respects to in vitro metabolism
  • Propose and write patents and publications as needed


Your profile:

  • Minimum 7-10 years experience in cosmetic Development of industry with a background in Cell Biology, Bioengineering, or a related life science discipline in dermatology
  • Solid experience in managing projects
  • Knowledge of GLP
  • Strong understanding of skin metabolism
  • Able to work consistently to high standards, meeting deadlines and able to work with changing priorities
  • Direct experience using conventional and/or complex in vitro skin tissue culture models, including with primary human skin cell cultures, co-culture systems, 3D reconstituted human epidermis, and human skin organ cultures
  • Ability to independently design, supervise and analyze experiments with outsourced partners using molecular, cellular, and biochemical techniques with a focus on skin biology and tissue engineering applications
  • Strong understanding of cosmetic development process, skin knowledge and stakeholders network influencing Consumer care business
  • Proficiency in English
  • Strong communication skills


Please send your profile to 

Noemie Oliva

More than 7 years experience as a Specialist Pharmaceutical and Medical Device recruiter and headhunter recruiting in Switzerland and France for the provision of Pharma and Medical Device staff. Specialties: Pro-active Search, Targeted Advertising, Professionalism, Networking, Permanent Recruitment, Freelance Recruitment, Hard to fill vacancies, Multiple vacancies, Urgent Vacancies If you would like to have a confidential discussion regarding your search for staff or your search for a new position please feel free to contact me directly at