Scientific Associate


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


  • Design and perform pharmacological studies in rodents (rats and mice) to evaluate the efficacy of novel CNS drug candidates
  • Responsible for the efficient planning, detailed analysis and accurate documentation of experiments
  • Develop and validate new animal models for neurological disorders including related literature search
  • Perform surgeries (e.g., stereotaxic surgery, implantation of electrodes and telemetry transmitters) in rats and mice
  • Take and prepare biological samples (cerebrospinal fluid, blood, brain) for ex vivo analyses
  • Presentation of results in a multidisciplinary environment and writing of reports


Candidate's Requirements


  • Lab technician neurobiology with BSc or MS; PhD will not be considered
  • Industrial or University experience
  • Strong experience in in vivo biology/neurobiology (rodent behavioral pharmacology, stereotaxic surgery; knowledge in models of epilepsy is considered a plus)
  • Recognized as an animal experimenter (LTK1 or equivalent)
  • Ability to plan, methodically perform, carefully analyze, accurately document experiments and present results
  • Disposition or readiness to use new software
  • Scientifically curious, willingness to learn new techniques and skills
  • Flexible and motivated to work in a team
  • Excellent knowledge of English (verbal and written), additional knowledge of French or German is considered a plus
  • Good communication skills in a multicultural 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

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type:  Permanent

Job ID: 1073


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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