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The spirit of a start-up. The experience of an established biotech. Ichnos (‘ik-noz) Sciences—a name taken from an ancient Greek word for “footprint”—is shifting how the world thinks about innovation in medicine. With a holistic approach to the research, discovery, and development of breakthrough therapies in oncology and autoimmune disease, we bring the courage and passion to take scientific risks and pursue the greatest of challenges. 

Based in the U.S., Ichnos Sciences also has two sites in Switzerland, a biological R&D center in Lausanne and a GMP manufacturing and process sciences center in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Our Swiss operations focus on the discovery and development of novel biological entities and drugs, including monoclonal antibodies and bispecific antibodies that are  based on our proprietary technology platform, BEAT® (Bispecific Engagement by Antibodies based on the T cell receptor).

We currently have three biologics in clinical development, ranging from Phase 1 to Phase 2b, plus multiple discovery programs. With the molecules and drugs in our pipeline, we are seeking new answers to create life-changing therapies for patients with cancer and autoimmune disease.

Our work is rooted in purpose and aimed at progress. Ichnos Sciences is fast-paced, forward-looking and visionary—a company where science, creativity, and a diversity of ideas thrive. We move quickly and nimbly, working together, challenging and supporting one another and ourselves to go further, look deeper, take scientific risks, shift perspectives, and drive forward the scientific advances that will leave an imprint on the world around us.

We are looking for highly motivated people who thrive on being challenged and working in an agile, collaborative and multicultural environment. If you are intrigued by the idea of joining our multidisciplinary discovery team, and would like to play a key role in advancing rigorous, cutting-edge science, we invite you to join us.

Because cure is possible.



2.8 ★
31 reviews
Employees (25)
Applicants (6)
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6 monthsCurrent employeePermanent position

Cutting edge research driven

- Scientifically leading with cutting edge proprietary technologies and products
- A fast-growing company with the potential for fast individual growth
- Very dynamic and forward-looking organization
- Experienced leadership and open-door management policy
- Great working environment

Great work and achievements of the company need further visibility.

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4 monthsHR Manager

Thank you for your honest feedback and the suggestion to elevate the visibility of our accomplishments. We are working to expand awareness of Ichnos and our relentless focus on bringing potenital cures to market.

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6 monthsCurrent employeeTemporary


All together for a noble cause! Good atmosphere, dynamic, good prospects for development and beautiful region.

Communications sometimes if not ras... Nice family! Discovery of new procedures and mentalities. Very cosmopolitan. Great experience!

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4 monthsHR Manager

Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We're glad to know that you're enjoying your experience at Ichnos Sciences!

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6 monthsCurrent employeePermanent position

Fantastic opportunity to write the next chapter of medicine

Great Sciences and diversity. Huge potential. The executive team has very well managed the Covid-19 crisis and the business continuity plan. A lot of flexibility for home office work and trust.

The company is growing exponentially and quicker than the capabilities to improve and implement new systems & processes to support growth. Just a question of time to catch up. Salaries are competitive but pension funds could be improved.

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4 monthsHR Manager

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoy working at Ichnos and that you feel the company has been flexibile and supportive during the COVID-19 pandemic.