1-year Postdoc Position in Electrochemistry - Flow Chemistry


Basel, BS, 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.


For our Flow Chemistry team, we are looking for a motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to implement electrochemical transformations in batch and flow systems.


Job Responsibilities


  • Propose, design, and execute electrochemical transformations on laboratory scale (mg to g) to expand the reaction toolbox available to medicinal chemists
  • Identify synthesis bottlenecks which could be circumvented with electrochemical synthesis
  • Investigate substrate scope and functional group tolerance to ensure robustness and applicability of developed methods
  • Follow developments in the field and evaluate application opportunities to streamline synthesis of novel drug discovery project relevant compounds
  • Collaborate with team members to transfer results from batch experiments to flow equipment and to ensure smooth adoption of developed methods 
  • Accurately document experiments and present findings in a multidisciplinary environment


Candidate’s Requirements


  • PhD degree in organic chemistry or related area 
  • Specialized in electrochemistry
  • Strong background in synthetic organic chemistry
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment     
  • Routine use of modern methods to purify and characterize organic compounds (e.g. prep. HPLC, LC-MS, NMR, GC, etc.)
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work independently
  • Excellent communicator, enthusiastic and team-oriented
  • Fluency in English


What Idorsia offers


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


Work Location: Allschwil

Country: Switzerland

Business Area: Drug Discovery

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type: Temporary

Job ID: 3304


If you are interested, please click on apply now.

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