Senior Scientific Associate


Basel Area- Allschwil, 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.


We are looking for a motivated Senior Scientific Associate to join our AD/QC Team !


Analytical Development / Quality Control (AD/QC) is dealing with the analytical development of Drug

Substance (DS) and Drug Product (DP). AD/QC must ensure that products are delivered according to

quality standards defined during development and in compliance with GMP and regulatory guidelines.




  • Organization of laboratory activities following the processes defined in Guidelines and SOP’s.
  • Development, optimization and implementation of analytical methods, e.g., for impurities-, content, stability-, and potentially genotoxic impurity determinations required for the release of API as well as its corresponding RM and intermediates
  • Independently designs and executes projects or experiments with hands on involvement
  • Conduction of release, retest, stability studies, transfer and validation analyses according to GMP requirements.
  • Proper documentation of all analytical activities according to Good Documentation Practices through compilation of all analytical testing records (e.g. notebooks, raw data hardcopies) following good data integrity practice.
  • Independent review, interpretation and reporting of analytical data.
  • Write and review of GMP documents like analytical method descriptions, analytical protocols and reports, for validation, transfer and stability studies, CoA, Analytical result sheets.
  • Assurance of adequate maintenance and operation of analytical equipment according to GMP.
  • Drafting and reviewing of SOPs, GUIs, TPLs, FRMs.
  • Participation in meetings at intra- and inter-departmental level (e.g. CMC).
  • Training of Laboratory personnel on advanced tasks and GMP regulations.
  • Active participation on laboratory maintenance (Ensuring of cleanliness of laboratory and workspace, as well as availability of adequate lab materials)


Requirement :


  • Apprenticeship-, College-, or university-degree or equivalent education in the field of chemistry, biology, biochemistry, pharmacy, or chemical engineering, apprenticeship 6-10 years, 4-8 years BS or 3-5 years MS experience.
  • Ability to efficiently plan, execute and document analytical experiments in a GMP compliant pharmaceutical environment.
  • Good knowledge of analytical chemistry with advanced knowledge of sample preparation, chromatographic techniques (HPLC and GC), spectroscopic instrumentation (UV, IR) and titrations (KF). Additional knowledge in MS technologies is a plus.
  • Good troubleshooting skills for analytical analyses.
  • Project management skills and experience is beneficial.
  • High flexibility, advanced communication, time-management and team-working skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to take initiative.
  • Life-long learning mindset and strong sense of accountability.
  • Ability to actively seek for technical solutions to improve quality and productivity.
  • Proficient in English.



What Idorsia offers


  • Exciting opportunities  for development and professional growth within our dynamic organization
  • A collaborative and solution oriented enviroment where you can make a difference
  • An innovative and open culture in a truly multicultural environment



Work  Location: Allschwil

Country: Switzerland

Business Area: ADQC

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 1478


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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