Director, Head of Preclinical Galenics


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.


Job responsibilities

The Head of Preclinical Galenics will lead a small group of scientists and labs responsible for preclinical galenics and the assessment of technical feasibility of formulations for clinical trials.

  • Lead and supervise a group of scientists focusing on formulation development and supply for pharmacology, pharmacokinetic and toxicological experiments.
  • If required by the compound properties and the developability classification provide early assessment of technical feasibility of enabling formulations.
  • Constantly ensure scientific expertise to support the appropriate delivery of new drugs with unfavorable physico-chemical properties.
  • Implement wherever possible digitalization, modelling and predictive tools.
  • Lead the direct reports by setting priorities and goals, organizing resources, coaching and providing feedback to direct reports.
  • Constantly review current practices and streamline processes with the focus on efficiency.
  • Represent the group in drug discovery projects, preclinical development teams, CMC and life cycle teams.


Candidate’s requirements

  • Chemist / Pharmacist or equivalent with PhD.
  • Demonstrated scientific excellence with a strong background in analytical sciences.
  • Minimum of 8 years job relevant working experience in the pharmaceutical industry and/or academic institutions (with a minimum of 5 years in pharmaceutical industry).
  • Good understanding of the pharmaceutical development requirements for compounds entering clinical development.
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills to facilitate team work and strong cross functional working relationships.
  • Strong sense of organization and ability to manage multiple tasks with competing priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. 

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: Preclinical Development – Preclinical Galenics
Schedule: Fulltime
Job Type:  Permanent
Job ID: 1259


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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