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The School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg (HEIA-FR), a member institution of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (HES-SO), offers bilingual and trilingual study programs at the BA and MA levels. The HEIA-FR invites applications to fill the position of:

Instructor of bioprocess engineering - academic associate UAS (80-100%)


Mission and Scope of Activities

  • Create, organize and impart a wide range of training programs (including lectures and practical exercises) for the bioprocess industry, from beginner to advanced level;
  • Prepare lecture material, SOPs and protocols for practical exercises;
  • Collaborate with cantonal offices across Switzerland involved in offering training programs for unemployment, social welfare, and invalidity benefit recipients;
  • Define contracts with client organizations; liaise with (bio)pharmaceutical companies with the aim of organizing internships and gathering support for our programs;
  • Maintain stocks of consumable materials required for BCC operations, including research and training activities;
  • Take part in practical lab work in the context of collaborative industrial research projects.


Your profile

  • Master’s-level education and training in Biochemical or Bioprocess engineering, or an equivalent level of experience in industrial chemistry or in the food, pharmaceutical or biotech industries;
  • Having work experience in bioprocess engineering, pharmaceutical manufacturing, or a related, relevant field would be an advantage;
  • Professional experience should ideally include work in the (bio)pharmaceutical sector for a minimum of 12 months:
  • Proven work experience in a manufacturing environment using cGMP under aseptic conditions; good knowledge of cleanroom operations;
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues and trainees;
  • Strong teaching/training skills;
  • Good communication and teamwork skills;
  • Ability to organize work and to operate semi-independently under the supervision of the BCC Director;
  • High levels of English, French and German fluency, sufficient to carry out training programs in all 3 languages.


Fixed-term employment contract: 4 years, renewable.


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