Temporary Scientific Associate


Allschwil, 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.


Job Responsibilities


  • Design, perform, and interpret pharmacological studies in mice to characterize targets or therapeutic agents in the area of immuno-oncology, including efficacy and PK/PD biomarker studies in mice
  • Responsible for the efficient planning, detailed analysis and accurate documentation of experiments
  • Develop and validate new animal models for immuno-oncology projects including related literature search
  • Perform surgeries including orthotopic and heterotopic cell implantation
  • Harvest and prepare biological samples (blood and tissues such as brain, liver, tumor)
  • Presentation of results in a multidisciplinary environment


Candidate's Requirements


  • Scientific research associate in oncology pharmacology, BSc or MS degree is considered a plus; PhD will not be considered
  • At least 3 years of hands-on research experience in industry or academia
  • Strong experience in in vivo biology/oncology (surgery, necropsy, breeding – imaging and stereotaxy is considered a plus)
  • Expertise in drug administration to small animals
  • Compliance with animal welfare regulations and formal qualification to carry out experimental animal work (LTK1 or equivalent)
  • Experience in cell culture and flow cytometry
  • Excellent data management and record-keeping skills
  • Scientifically curious, willingness to learn new techniques and skills
  • High flexibility and motivation to work in a multicultural team
  • Team player with good communication skills including excellent knowledge of English (verbal and written)


What Idorsia offers


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


Work Location: Allschwil

Country: Switzerland

Business Area: Drug Discovery

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type:  Temporary

Job ID: 1630


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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