Scientist Cell Metabolism


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

In this role as Scientist / Lab Head you will be working in the cell metabolism and antibacterials biology group focusing on cellular metabolism pathways to validate targets and analyze inhibitors in immunology and other therapeutic areas of interest to Idorsia (oncology, CNS, CV/fibrosis). You will be part of a drug discovery group with a strong focus on metabolic processes and drive the concept of metabolic reprogramming as part of cross-functional projects teams.

Key responsiblities

  • Designing and performing untargeted and targeted metabolomics experiments to support drug discovery projects in immunology and cancer metabolism.
  • Establishing metabolomics methodology from metabolite extraction to data analysis and interpretation.
  • Prioritizing work according to project goals and take responsibility for the timely delivery of objectives
  • Keeping up to date with scientific knowledge in general and project-related areas of immunometabolism
  • Continuously evaluating, validating and implementing of new tools and methodologies
  • Working collaboratively and communicating actively and effectively 
  • Documenting, reporting and presenting data to different internal and external audiences.
  • Supervising the activities of laboratory team composed of technicians or research associates


Candidate’s requirements

You are an enthusiastic, open-minded scientist interested to solve challenging scientific questions and a proactive communicator with very good organizational and planning skills and the ability to maintain good and consistent working relationships with the members of a multidisciplinary team. You are a results-oriented professional with interests in accelerating drug discovery through innovative experimental approaches and collaborations. Applicants should accompany their expression of interest described in a cover letter with a detailed CV including their research interests, technological skills, peer-reviewed publications and the contact information from at least two referees. 

  • University diploma and PhD in either biochemistry or cell biology.
  • Professional or postdoctoral experience in a research environment with relevant publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Previous advanced research experience in cellular metabolism including the analysis of metabolomic data including hands-on experience in LCMS and/or MALDI, GCMS and CE methods to measure metabolites
  • Experience with isotope tracing studies would be a plus
  • Industry experience would be a valuable asset.
  • Proficient in the English language. German and/or French would be an advantage.
  • Proven communication skills in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment 


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: Drug Discovery Biology Anti-Infectives

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type:  Permanent

Job ID: 1475


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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