Scientific Application Developer


Basel Area - Allschwil, BL, CH



About Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Idorsia Ltd is reaching out for more - We have more ideas, we see more opportunities and we want to help more patients.

In order to achieve this, we will develop Idorsia into one of Europe’s leading biopharmaceutical company, with a strong scientific core.

Headquartered in Switzerland - a European biotech hub - Idorsia is specialized in the discovery and development of small molecules, to transform the horizon of therapeutic options. Idorsia has a broad portfolio of innovative drugs in the pipeline, an experienced team, a fully-functional research center, and a strong balance sheet – the ideal constellation to bringing R&D efforts to business success.

Idorsia was listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: IDIA) in June 2017 and has over 600 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.


The Application Developer is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining software applications based on user, process and functional requirements in the research and drug discovery area, with a clear understanding of the pharmaceutical regulations, within GxP environments.


Job Responsibilities

  • Assessment of user needs through close cooperation with business functions to provide support and proactive service, including analysis of opportunities in accordance with the IT strategy and architecture
  • Provision of algorithms, data models, functions and/or objects
  • Ongoing troubleshooting, user support, and maintenance of the Systems to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Provision or selection of applicable methods, technologies, standards, guidelines and tools for the software development and maintenance
  • Provision of good and well structure documentation and methodology to ensure compliance to CSV requirements, IT policies, and standards
  • Configuration or development of new system functionalities based on user requirements
  • Strong understanding of research requirements and technology to support business objectives
  • Combination of internal and external data/information sources to provide sound models to facilitate research decisions
  • Negotiation with vendors / service providers for optimal costs and service delivery


Candidates Requirement's

  • University degree in biology or chemistry, and computer science or management information systems, or related field. Master’s degree is an advantage
  • Eight years of professional experience with preferably four years in the pharmaceutical industry
  • At least 5 years of hands-on experience in software development in biology or chemistry information systems
  • Agile software development
  • Strong knowledge of multi-tiers applications, object-oriented programming, JAVA programming language, and  C++, Scala
  • Very good experience with Application servers such as ColdFusion, JBoss,  Apache-Tomcat
  • Strong knowledge about web technologies, Ajax, Json, HMTL5, CSS, Javascript
  • Very good experience with standards as XML, SOAP, REST
  • Strong communication skills, able to understand researchers and present solutions to them
  • Analytical skills and ability to think of algorithms
  • Good understanding of data integration, systems interfaces, data warehousing and data mining
  • Ability to quickly translate business needs into technical specifications
  • Ability to manage resources in the design and implementation of systems and data interfaces
  • Ability to deliver high quality support for operational or analytical applications
  • Independent, and hands-on working style, team player, highly self-motivated, autonomous, proactive and change oriented
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken), French and/or German is a plus


What Idorsia offers

  • Exciting opportunities  for development and professional growth within our dynamic organization
  • A collaborative and solution oriented enviroment where you can make a difference
  • An innovative and open culture in a truly multicultural environment
  • A competitive salary and generous social benefits



Work  Location: Allschwil

Country: Switzerland

Business Area: Corporate Services / GIS

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 1055


If you are interested, please click on apply now.

Please be informed that if you are selected for this position, your employment will be subject to a pre-employment background screening process, of which you would be informed in greater detail in due course.

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