Scientist - Flow Chemistry


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.


For our Chemistry Technologies and Lead Discovery group, we are looking for a motivated and talented Scientist with a strong focus on Flow Chemistry. At Idorsia, flow chemistry has become an emerging and powerful technology allowing for a range of important chemical transformations.


Job Responsibilities


•    Lead and continuously improve the flow chemistry lab with research associates, fostering innovation, teamwork and efficiency
•    Design and establishment of flow chemistry and microfluidics methodologies applied to the preparation of new building-blocks/scaffolds and multi-step libraries of compounds to support early drug discovery projects as well as process research projects.
•    Work in close interaction with the Chemistry Technology Group members, medicinal, and process chemists to implement the flow technology applications 
•    Participate in the promotion and the integration of continuous flow chemistry methodologies and related new enabling technologies within the chemistry department.
•    Integrate automation technologies with the aim of an autonomous Design-Make-Test platform together with intra and inter departments key players
•    Closely follow the development of the scientific area (literature)
•    Routinely evaluate and, if appropriate, implement latest developments to ensure in house facilities are at state of the art
•    Plan practical work on a long term basis, give timelines of own work
•    Interpret reaction monitoring data and take appropriate action
•    Look for reaction conditions amenable to flow chemistry, optimize reaction process
•    Present own work at group meetings
•    Present at larger internal meetings (e.g. CCB, PUM)
•    Present at external meetings


Candidate’s Requirements


•    Ph.D. in chemical engineering or organic chemistry with several years’ experience in continuous flow chemistry/microfluidic technologies applied to drug discovery
•    Demonstrated ability to evaluate and implement new enabling technologies 
•    State of the art expertise in automated chemistry, machine learning/AI 
•    Knowledge of computer programing languages (e.g. MATLAB, Python, LabVIEW) and/or good knowledge of automation software is an asset 
•    Problem-solving attitude
•    Well-organized, flexible in work assignment and work schedule
•    Hands-on attitude and ability to work efficiently and independently
•    Strives for innovation and creativity
•    Ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment
•    Excellent communication and team-working skills
•    Fluent in English


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 Chemistry

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 1326


If you are interested, please click on apply now.

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