Senior Legal Counsel


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


Provide legal advice and draft as well as negotiate documents on a wide variety of topics. This includes particularly the following activities:


  • Managing of Business Development contracts, licensing-in, licensing-out, etc.
  • M&A
  • Act as a business partner to the development organization and provide legal support for clinical development projects
  • Provide legal advice for pre-clinical legal matters, e.g. research collaboration, licensing-in, licensing-out
  • Additives on a variety of other legal matters: Procurement contracts, Marketing contracts, Human Resources matters, Compliance matters, etc.
  • The function reports into the Group General Counsell


Candidate’s Requirements


  • A well-seasoned person with bar admission in Switzerland
  • At least 7-10 years of post-qualification experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Generalist with experience in licensing contracts for pharmaceutical compounds and products, clinical development processes and contracts
  • Understanding of relevant compliance regulations like FCPA, false claims act, etc. as well as anti-trust laws
  • Deep understanding of the laws of Switzerland as well as a broad understanding of other jurisdictions (common law countries)
  • Excellent language skills (orally and in writing) in German and English
  • Pronounced hands-on work attitude combined with a distinctive high willingness to provide high-quality services to customers on a short time


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: Corporate Functions - Legal & Compliance

Schedule: Fulltime, 100%

Job Type:  Permanent

Job ID: 1459



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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