Senior Scientific Associate, expert in Sterile Manufacturing


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 companies, 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 bring R&D efforts to business success.

Idorsia was listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: IDIA) in June 2017 and has over 800 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated  Senior Scientific Associate to join our Sterile liquids and semi-solids Clinical Manufacturing Unit !

Job Responsibilities 

You will integrate our multipurpose clinical manufacturing unit for development and manufacturing of sterile dosage forms (Fill&Finish).  

The pilot scale unit is designed for the preparation and filling of pre-filled syringes / vials for supplying clinical studies in support to early to late stage development approaching commercial.  


Role and responsibilities will include: 

  • Manufacturing process development, formulation of sterile dosage forms including development strategy, protocol writing, experiments execution in aseptic conditions class B (Filling line under class A RABS) 
  • In process controls, data compilation and preliminary report 
  • Equipment cleaning/sterilisation , including  room cleaning for Class B and A areas 
  • Manufacturing of clinical trial material supporting clinical studies from entry into man to Phase III clinical supplies. 
  • Write, modify, and improve standard operating procedures (SOPs) for operations.  
  • Support Investigations related to troubleshooting such as deviations, out of trend data, change management, problems solving under cGMPs. 


Candidate Requirements 

  • Bachelor's degree with minimum 3 years of working experience as Laboratory technician in a Sterile manufacturing environment. 
  • Knowledge in liquid filling (Syringes and vials) and aseptic practices. 
  • Experience in pharmaceutical formulation and manufacturing process development under cGMPs  
  • Willingness to work in sterile environment (with respective clothing, hygiene and behaviour requirements for grade A and B) 
  • Good know-how of technical tools along with knowledge of software and computer tools, Use of SAP is a plus 
  • Languages: fluent English both written and spoken, German and French are advantages 
  • Team spirit, good communication skills and ability to work with multi-disciplinary team including external suppliers and scientists  


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 benefits


  • Work  Location: Basel Area - Allschwil
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Business Area: Pharmaceutical Development - GMP Clinical Manufacturing Units
  • Schedule: Fulltime
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Job ID: 1969


If you are interested, please click on apply now.

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