R&D Support Assistant – 40%

Geneva, Switzerland

[Closing date: 18 June 2016]

Job Description

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) is a collaborative, patients’ needs-driven, non-profit drug research and development (R&D) organization that is developing new treatments for neglected patients. DNDi is looking for an R&D Support Assistant (40%) to assist the Filarial Project Team for the following activities:
  • Management of cross-disciplinary Discovery activities for filarial diseases.
  • Management of specific Discovery and Preclinical activities, in particular DMPK, efficacy and toxicology projects

She/he will report to Filarial Senior Project Manager.

Scope of the training:

  • Learn basis of drug discovery
  • Update DNDi’s database management system (ScienceCloud)
  • Interact with databases systems support to learn ScienceCloud
  • Interact with databases systems support during technical issues
  • Develop templates for data registration:
  • Update ScienceCloud with data generated by external partners
  • Document processes and transfer knowledge to partners
  • Coordinate DMPK studies
  • Design studies with the help of the Filarial Senior Project Manager
  • Review protocols and reports
  • Coordinate activities with contracted research organization
  • Perform comprehensive literature search on ad hoc basis
  • Prepare scientific data compilation on ad hoc basis
  • Prepare reports and presentations on ad hoc basis
  • Participate to project meetings on ad hoc basis

Qualifications / Person specification

  • Entry level
  • MSc level in Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy)
  • Very good organizational and IT skills
  • Conscientious, quality-oriented, self-motivated with the flexibility and hands-on approach to thrive in a fast-moving, virtual organization
  • Good level in English, written and spoken – knowledge of additional languages is an asset

To apply:

  • Deadline: June 18th, 2016.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.