Trainee Drug Discovery Biology - Cellular HTS


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.


We are looking for

A highly motivated intern (BSc or MSc level) to join our Cellular High-Throughput Screening (HTS) Team in the Drug Discovery Biology Department of Idorsia Pharmaceuticals, Allschwil.


As a trainee in Drug Discovery Biology, you will

  • Plan, perform, analyze, and document in vitro cellular assays.
  • Depending on your profile and progress, you may implement a disease-specific 3D cell culture assay to characterize a large number of hit compounds
  • Generate large high-content image datasets for phenotype-based activity prediction using advanced AI methods.
  • Work closely with your experienced supervisor and be tightly integrated into the whole cellular screening team.
  • Contribute to maintaining the general lab infrastructure.


To qualify as a candidate you

  • Are already familiar with the classical methods of cell culture experimentation.
  • Are highly motivated and able to autonomously plan, perform, analyze and accurately document experiments.
  • Have an affinity for sophisticated software controlled technical equipment.
  • Ideally, have already some experience with HCS and image analysis.
  • You should submit your CV and a brief motivational letter as a single pdf file.


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
  • A competitive salary and generous social benefits


Work  Location: Allschwil

Country: Switzerland

Business Area: Drug Discovery - Biology Cellular HTS

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type: Temporary

Job ID: 1231



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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