At Bachem, we believe that our employees make the difference. Representing our corporate culture of passion and commitment, they are the foundation of our success. We therefore strive to attract, retain, and develop highly motivated, well-qualified individuals.

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Career & development

At Bachem, we recognize that the knowledge and expertise of our employees are key factors of our success.

We support our co-workers on all levels and across all departments to continuously gain and widen their knowledge. We offer internal and external job training and leadership development.

Furthermore, we support the knowledge transfer between the different company locations, departments and sponsor inter-company and cross-cultural job training.

Why join Bachem?

  • We are growing – Bachem has been around for over 50 years, but our growth in the last few years has truly been incredible. We are now over 1,500 employees worldwide, and we continue to hire to scale up our operations and provide even more value for our customers.
  • We are innovative – As the world’s leading company in the development and production of peptides and oligonucleotides, innovation is one of our key success factors. We empower each and every employee to think outside the box and push for new technology and innovations. Our production facilities have state-of-the-art equipment where team members have the opportunity to work hands-on with this innovative technology.
  • We are constantly learning – Bachem believes in investing in our employees. We want to support your long-term growth so that you can challenge yourself within the company and develop during your career with us.
  • We are a great team – Bachem is a collaborative workplace where you can share ideas and master challenges together.

Rewards & benefits

Bachem understands the elements of remuneration to be balanced between market value, individual performance and business success. We aim to offer our employees a competitive compensation package comprising a base salary and a bonus plan.

Each employee is given a fixed salary based on the job requirements, competitiveness of the market and the required skill level. The base salary progresses based on the employee’s achievements and level compared to benchmarks.

The Bachem Group wants to share with its employees the financial success of the company. The variable performance-related share of the profit is dependent on attaining personal targets as well as on the success of the group companies and the Bachem Group as a whole.


Foreign assignments

In our Employee Exchange Program, a qualifying employee is offered the opportunity to work abroad in another Bachem Group Company. The program strives to transfer knowledge and technologies between our companies as well as integrate their cultures and strengthen working relationships. This also provides the employee the unique benefit of personal development as well as transfer of knowledge and experience.



We set a high value on a well-founded education, especially for our youngest associates. With the apprenticeship program for school-leavers, we live up to our social responsibility towards the community and supply the workplace of Switzerland with well-qualified professionals.

At our sites in Bubendorf and Vionnaz, we offer the opportunity to young people to receive a first-class industrial training in different apprenticeship positions. Currently, we train laboratory technicians (specializing in chemical synthesis and analytical chemistry), scientists and positions in other departments.

We provide a broad and integral basic education combined with an established professional training that goes beyond the simple professional knowledge. We provide capacity for teamwork, social skills and self-confidence that in order to facilitate the young professionals’ start to working life and to plan their personal development.


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For applicants in the USA

  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.
  • Bachem is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email or call: +1 (310) 784-3355. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.
  • The law requires Bachem to post a notice describing the Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination. For information regarding your legal rights and protections, please click on the following link: Know Your Rights
  • Bachem will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay. Please see the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision for more information.
  • As a Federal Contractor, Bachem is required to participate in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work in the United States. For information, please click on the following link: E-Verify