Temporary Research Technician - Chemistry Oncology


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 Oncology Team, we are seeking a motivated Research Technician for a temporary assignment of 6 months from the beginning of June until the end of November 2021. 


Job Responsibilities


  • Perform reactions on a laboratory scale (mg to multi g) according to known procedures
  • Synthesize single compounds and small compound libraries using parallel chemistry techniques and equipment
  • Monitor reaction progress using TLC, LC-MS, etc. 
  • Purify reaction products using standard techniques e.g. (automated) column chromatography, prep. HPLC, crystallization or distillation
  • Perform compound analysis (e.g. TLC, LC-MS, 1H and 13C NMR, etc.)
  • Document practical work using electronic lab journal
  • Perform general lab duties
  • Plan daily practical work


Candidate’s Requirements


  • Apprenticeship as a laboratory technician or equivalent education specialized in organic synthesis
  • Experience in preparative organic synthesis to carry out reactions on a laboratory scale according to known procedures
  • Be familiar with modern methods to purify and characterize organic compounds (e.g. column chromatography, automated column chromatography, HPLC, LC-MS, NMR, GC, etc.)
  • Willingness to learn new skills and techniques
  • Ability to plan and accurately document practical work
  • Good communication and team-working skills
  • Fluent in German, good knowledge of English
  • Basic computer skills
  • Technical and instrumentation skills
  • Problem-solving attitude
  • Well-organized, flexible in work assignment and work schedule
  • Hands-on attitude and ability to work efficiently and independently


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: Chemistry 

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type: Temporary

Job ID: 2507


If you are interested, please click on apply now.

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