About Us

Peptone is a category-defining translational biophysics company focusing on the intersection of physics, biology and supercomputing. Currently, we are in the scale-up phase, where our efforts go into building out our experimental lab capacity located in Switzerland while growing the computational modelling and the software & data engineering teams based both in Switzerland and in the UK.

Our interdisciplinary team consists of physicists, biologists, computational chemists, computer scientists and mathematicians. We have created a company culture that is based on scientific and personal integrity and a highly supportive, inclusive attitude. Our curiosity and drive stem from the shared passion to contribute to our scientific understanding of proteins and to translate these insights into reality by developing drugs that make people’s lives better.

Corporate Culture

Default to transparency. As individuals, we view transparency as a lifestyle of authenticity, respect, and honesty. As a team, we view transparency as an effective way to work remotely and establish a culture of trust.

Cultivate positivity. We strive to approach things in a positive way while realizing all emotions are valid. We encourage constructive feedback from team members and business partners to foster positive collaborations.

Show gratitude. We regularly stop and demonstrate gratitude for our circumstances. We are reverent to our team, investors, advisors, and commercial partners who believed in us from the beginning and will always use this as a guiding light to grow.

Practice reflection. We believe the act of introspection is where true learning and life-changing adjustments originate. We approach discussions intentionally and think through all angles.

Improve consistently. We are biased toward action and have a higher expectation of ourselves and of our technology than others have of us. We aim to be fully engaged in our work and activities and fully disconnected when we’re not working.

Act beyond yourself. We consider the bigger picture, knowing our work goes beyond ourselves. We are not afraid of the less-travelled path if it holds true to our values and betters the world.

Build sustainably. Sustainability is at the core of our technology, research, and team values. Oppenheimer’s supercomputer runs on 100% renewable energy and mitigates the need for traditional high-throughput experiments in our Swiss lab. Our team is incentivized and committed to growing a sustainable future and corporate culture.

Diversify. Diversity at all levels is paramount in translating biophysics to first-in-class medicines while embracing the serendipity of science. Diversity in mindsets, gender, skills, backgrounds, and — because we are geeks, protein sequences — is key to building an impactful future for our patients.

Patient passion. Our team is interwoven with a passion for understanding the “why” of protein drug failures to avoid them. The integration of the Oppenheimer platform with our Swiss pre-clinical laboratory is an unwavering commitment to developing first-in-class protein therapeutics for our patients.

Reverence to the giants. We embrace the fortitude and ingenuity of all the great minds and teams who advanced the field of protein biophysics to enable cutting-edge therapeutics. It is our honour to collaborate in this arena to pay homage to scientists who laid the very foundation.

Committed to our Corporate Culture to embracing diversity, Peptone Ltd and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers building a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; colour; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law. We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

Our Mission

Delivering first-in-class medicines for better patient outcomes is our obsession. Translating biophysics of intrinsic protein disorder to generate de novo protein therapeutics is our passion.

What we bring

  • A non-hierarchical environment where everyone has a voice to influence and shape the company’s future direction
  • An appreciative atmosphere with fair salaries, company benefits and top-class working equipment
  • A highly dynamic environment with plenty of opportunities for career development
  • A highly skilled and interdisciplinary team that is passionate about proteins, science and business
  • A unique company giving you the opportunity to push the boundaries of biopharmaceutical drug development
  • A fast-paced company with novel science and academic rigour at its core
  • A company that values your contribution to scientific endeavour and supports the presentation and publication of your novel discoveries
  • A flexible working setup to ensure a work-life balance


About the role

You will work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented and fast-paced startup environment with a strong commitment to delivering and in ways that cut across traditional industry boundaries. By overseeing the integration of Peptone’s Oppenheimer platform with laboratory experiments and antibody discovery you will contribute a paramount key for driving our vision of delivering first-in-class protein therapeutics to patients. You prioritize and manage projects in alignment with our business needs and partner priorities to ensure objectives and deliverables are achieved in a timely manner and within allocated budgets. In this role, you perfectly combine your scientific curiosity and experience with your outstanding project management skills. You are exposed to a wide range of cross-functional tasks through which you can shape the future direction of the company, offering excellent opportunities for your personal development.

Locations

Our flexible working policy allows the candidate to work both from London, UK and Bellinzona, Switzerland offices.


What you’ll do

  • Take over the responsibility to lead and manage projects aiming at the integration of Peptone’s Oppenheimer platform with high-throughput experiments based on yeast display as well as with our antibody discovery pipeline.
  • Work to develop, maintain, track and align accurate integrated project timelines, and integrated cross-functional planning.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members to support project plans and deliverables.
  • Understand critical path activities, anticipate risks, and assist in creating contingency plans.
  • Maintain integrated Project Plans covering all aspects of the project progression.
  • Identify issues and facilitate problem-solving, contingency planning, and decision-making.
  • Plan and manage group capacities and develop into a strong team lead.
  • Inform key stakeholders of status, issues, problems, and proposed solutions as appropriate.
  • Ensure central access to key project documents, presentations, and assessments.
  • Work closely with Head of Preclinical Development Integration and C-Suite to ensure collaborative team communication solutions.
  • Be accountable for consistency, reliability and credibility of data.
  • Prepare independent periodic reports (e.g. monthly reports tracking timing and budget relative to plan, programme milestones) with awareness of impact of delivering key milestones on time and within budget.
  • Analyze and evaluate experimental data and summarize findings and relevance to both project and company objectives.
  • Maximize value extraction from every measurement in the lab.


What you Bring

  • MSc or Ph.D. in biochemistry, chemistry, biology, biophysics or related field with industry experience.
  • 5 years of relevant project management experience reporting to C-Suite and cross-functional teams to drive progress of a company.
  • Experience with productivity tools such as Asana and Slack.
  • Experience with Objections & Key Results.
  • You have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and are a great team player.
  • You are fine with handling several projects simultaneously and you know how to prioritize.
  • You are open and highly flexible towards rapidly changing tasks and demands and see them as an opportunity to proactively shape our processes.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is absolutely mandatory. Fluency in Italian is a plus.