Lab Technician In-Vivo - Exclusively for Weekend Work on Hourly Basis


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 Requirements


For our in-vivo laboratories in Pharmacology, we are looking for an experienced Lab Technician to support our existing lab team in the animal care and the application of key techniques in the lab, exclusively during the weekend.


This position is exclusively assigned to work during the weekend on a regular basis. Work will start on Friday afternoon until Monday morning on an hourly basis:


  • On Friday afternoon, the job applicant would discuss with the respective colleagues the specific weekend duties and if required start on Friday evening with the animal work (animal dosing, animal scoring, health check).
  • Animal work would resume on Saturday and Sunday mornings and early evenings.
  • On Monday morning, the job applicant may also perform the morning animal work before handing overall results and comments from the weekend work to the respective Idorsia colleague.
  • Based on our estimate we expect the following work hours per weekend:
    • Friday afternoon: 2-3 hours (work hand-over, Friday evening dosing)
    • Saturday: 2-4 hours in the morning for dosing and clinical scoring and 1-2 hours in the early evening for dosing only.
    • Sunday: 2-4 hours in the morning for dosing and clinical scoring and 1-2 hours in the early evening for dosing only.
    • Monday: 2-3 hours in the morning for (work hand-over and morning dosing).
    • These weekend hours may be less during times where less experimental work is active.


Job Responsibilities


  • Handling of rodents & application of key techniques: gavage, i.p. injections, i.v. injections, s.c. injections, anesthesia, euthanasia, organ dissection (only rodent experiments)
  • Health assessment of animals based on clinical observations, health checks, and disease scoring during the course of the animal study 
  • Documenting experiments in an electronic laboratory journal
  • Maintaining lab and equipment operational, clean, and safe according to company rules and regulations
  • Communicating independently with Idorsia Research Associates to organize studies involving several colleagues from different departments
  • Contributing to the general lab infrastructure, including ordering of consumables, and coordinating with colleagues about the workflow, organization, maintenance, and function of lab resources


Candidate's Requirements


  • Apprenticeship as laboratory technician and/or equivalent education (BTS/DUT), specialized in Pharmacology/Biology
  • Show solid technical expertise in all aspects of animal experimentation
  • Good knowledge of English; French and/or German proficiency would be an asset
  • Well trained in computer programs
  • Disposition for routine work
  • Capable to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Capability of handling several assays or projects in parallel
  • LTKI mandatory/required
  • Candidate should reside in the border region of Basel


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


Work Location: Allschwil

Country: Switzerland

Business Area: Drug Discovery

Schedule: Hourly

Job Type: Temporary

Job ID: 1217


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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