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MSD Switzerland
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If passion for innovation and research drives you to improve patients' lives, you are part of our team!
MSD has had a presence in Switzerland since 1963. With a regional office and manufacturing/packaging facility, Lucerne is considered the center of operations.

Approximately 1,000 people work collaboratively at the four Lucerne locations (Weystrasse, Citybay, Schachen and Kriens). 

A fifth location has been recently established in Zurich, aimed at accelerating the development and commercialization of many of our company’s medicines and vaccines, which supports our mission to save and improve lives around the world.

The new location has a target date of 2021 for operational readiness.

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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.
Judeke Frederiks
Director, HR Switzerland

It’s wonderful to work for MSD and to make a difference in people’s lives through great teamwork!
Susan O'Neal
Director, Strategic Alliances

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.
Holger Luebke
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.
Stephanie Moessner
Head Analytical Chemistry in Development and Supply, Werthenstein BioPharma GmbH

I am thrilled to contribute to MSD Switzerland’s successes and bring value to patients.
Vérène Ngankam
Brand Manager Diabetes

MSD has offered me so much opportunity and I’m grateful to be a part of such a team!
Carol Ann Riley
HR Lead, Werthenstein BioPharma GmbH

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.
Klaudia Georgi
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.
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Stefan Huwiler
IT Infrastructure & Operations Lead

Life at MSD

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Benefits and rewards @ MSD Switzerland
  • Attractive Pension plan
  • Half-fare rail card
  • Wellness bonus
  • Employee discounts in many shops and restaurants (pharmacies, UBS, Credit Suisse, Hertz etc.) 
  • Insurance against non-occupational accidents & sickness paid by MSD
  • Continuation of 100% salary payment during maternity leave 
  • 16 weeks of gender-neutral parental leave
  • Up to 28 days of vacation per year
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Resources for living program
  • Partnership with fitness center
  • Collective agreements with health insurance providers (SWICA and Helsana) 

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 inventing for life!

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