Scientific Associate - Biology Immunology


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 Summary


In this role you will join an established Immunology Cell and Molecular Biology group that supports Idorsia’s Immunology drug discovery portfolio. You will work in a matrix environment where initiative, close teamwork and excellent communication is required.


Job Responsibilities

  • In this role, the Scientific Associate will be responsible for the following tasks:
  • Routinely plan, perform, analyze and document high-quality cell culture-based and biochemical experiments to provide structure-activity relationship data with minimal supervision
  • Develop, validate and apply cellular and molecular tools, employing a wide range of new technologies and state of the art methodologies
  • Develop and implement disease and target relevant assay systems required for drug discovery and target validation projects
  • Retrieve information from literature to optimize experimental methods
  • Present results within a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Independently manage daily interactions with colleagues in other labs as part of an overall workflow
  • Have laboratory management responsibilities including daily lab routine, ordering supplies, monitoring inventory, and equipment maintenance
  • Write complex reports under supervision
  • Supervise & train interns and apprentices
  • Display outstanding teamwork and communication skills
Candidate's Requirement
  • MSc degree in Pharmacology/Cell biology/Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or a related biological science.
  • At least 2 years of practical experience in the industry or relevant research experience is preferred
  • Proficiency in Molecular and Cell Biology techniques, comprising but not restricted to design and cloning of plasmids, cultivation and manipulation of cell lines and primary cells, and biochemical assays (e.g. cytokine assays, second messenger assays).
  • Experience in drug-receptor pharmacology or intracellular/GPCR signaling pathways or in developing and executing screening assays would be a strong asset
  • Experience in immunological methods e.g. flow cytometry and immune cell isolation would be an advantage
  • Strong sense of understanding and applying software programs for data analysis
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required
  • Strong commitment and motivation, proactive, flexible, scientifically curious and willing to learn and explore, able to work accurately under time constraints
  • Skilled at analytical thinking & troubleshooting, able to solve problems creatively
  • Self-reliant with a team-oriented mindset

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 Immunology

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 1352


If you are interested, please click on apply now.

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