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When saving and improving lives is what you do for a living
Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with other like-minded colleagues to pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is always evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.
As a leader in biopharmaceuticals, we focus on scientific innovation to deliver medicines and vaccines that may help millions of people around the world.
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Our company by the numbers in Switzerland
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Locations across Switzerland
Largest Pharmaceutical company in the Swiss market
Our operations are based throughout Switzerland, with sites in Lucerne and Zurich
Lucerne, Werftestrasse (Citybay)
The Swiss subsidiary of MSD is based in the "Citybay" office complex in Lucerne's city center. This location near to the train station, Lake Lucerne and the KKL Culture and Congress Center is home to 200 employees. They work in various areas of the distribution organization, including oncology, hospital care, primary care, women's health and vaccines as well as other fields such as clinical research, regulatory affairs, market access, or medical affairs.
The Kriens Ring Center building in the Lucerne metropolitan area is the headquarters of the regional marketing departments for emerging markets in Europe & Canada as well as Eastern Europe, the Middle East & Africa. The employees here make essential contributions to the company's international business around the world. This location provides support for more than 70 subsidiaries around the world. This building is home to IT associates and associates in the area of oncology.
The Tribschen building near the picturesque Lucerne City Center is one of the first offices in Switzerland that is set up with an activity-based workspace. Employees with various global and regional positions work at the site which includes the Supply Chain Management for EMEA/APAC, regional External Manufacturing, regional Medical Affairs, the European Finance Hub alongside HR and payroll.
Schachen (Lucerne canton)
Our location in Schachen plays a key role in the provision of new innovative medicines. Around 330 employees from 15 nations work here developing and analyzing new biotechnological active ingredients, testing new medicines, doing stability studies and supplying medicines for worldwide clinical trials during the development phase. Since 1977 we have been training apprentices in Schachen and regularly provide them with employment positions once they have completed their apprenticeships.
MSD has opened a new location in Zurich focused on accelerating research, data and commercialization of our medicines and vaccines. The new office will be staffed by teams working in strategic and operational roles in medical affairs, clinical development, access and marketing operations functions.
Explore the divisions that are Innovating Every Day
Research & Development
Manufacturing & Supply
Learn more from our team members' experiences and discover your career path with us
We are always looking for entry level and experienced profiles with diverse backgrounds. Be it in medicine, clinical research, marketing, IT, development, manufacturing, quality assurance and other disciplines: discover the career opportunities at MSD Switzerland and become a part of our professional team. Together, we can make a difference. Together, we are committed to saving and improving lives.
Director, HR Switzerland
Knowing that our support to the Biologics pipeline of MSD allows new medications being brought fast onto the market helps me to keep the right focus during challenging times.
Head Quality Operations, Werthenstein BioPharma GmbH
Someone once said: ‘To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.’ That’s what I do every day.
Head Analytical Chemistry in Development and Supply, Werthenstein BioPharma GmbH
I am thrilled to contribute to our company's success and bring value to patients. The best thing that happens in my day is happy employee and happy patients. I'm ready to inspire myself and my team to be one of the top 10 countries in the world to support global development activities.
Brand and Customer Manager, Oncology
I am proud to work for MSD Switzerland with great people who have a strong can-do attitude, high work-ethic and the heart at the right place.
Beatrice A. Foehn
Executive Assistant Europe & Canada (EUCAN)
Without research there is no medical progress. It’s a good feeling to manage MSD's extensive clinical trial program in Switzerland with a great team.
Director Clinical Research MSD Switzerland and Austria
The daily interaction with different people from different work areas and cultures, and the challenge to provide them with the right information technology, motivates me to give my best every day.
IT Infrastructure & Operations Lead
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Competitive base salary
Flexible work arrangments
Half-fare rail card
Attractive Pension Plan
Find exciting new opportunities
When you join MSD, you become a part of a community of inventors and creators committed to the same ambition: To invent and develop innovative pharmaceuticals for humans and animals - and to bring them to those that need them most. At MSD, your ideas, your talent and your experience will help change the lives of many. Regardless of your job title, you will be innovating every day.
How we hire
Our hiring process is now virtual to ensure your health and well-being. Learn how we are protecting you and our employees during Covid-19, essentials for your interview and our accessible application process. We hope to see you applying soon!
Join a diverse, equitable, & inclusive team
Diversity not only feels good, it does good. It is fundamental to how we operate. Here, you are recognized and empowered to bring and share the real you, your ideas, and push us in an alternative direction. We're all inventors, and diverse views increase our empathy and creativity.
This careers website is intended for Residents of Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. Residents in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico, please visit this Careers website. Information on this site is for the purpose of presenting career opportunities at our organisation and give our audience a view of our culture, diversity and growth opportunities. Our Company is an equal opportunity employer, proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.