Temporary Research Technician - Chemistry Technologies


Basel, BS, 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 Analytics and Purification Team, embedded in the Drug Discovery Chemistry unit, we are seeking a motivated Research Technician for a temporary assignment of 6 months.


Job Responsibilities


  • Perform chromatographic analysis of chiral compounds, using all common chromatographic techniques, like supercritical fluid chromatography, liquid chromatography and MS coupling.
  • Develop methods for the preparative separation of chiral compounds.
  • Perform preparative separations on a milligram to multigram scale.
  • Document practical work using our electronic documentation system
  • Perform general lab duties
  • Plan daily practical work
  • Take care of and maintain technical instrumentation


Candidate’s Requirements


  • Apprenticeship or Bachelor in chemistry. PhD will not be considered.
  • Experience in preparative organic chemistry is of advantage.
  • Basic knowledge of chromatographic techniques, like HPLC and LC-MS
  • 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
  • Service-oriented attitude


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


Work  Location: Allschwil – Basel Area

Country: Switzerland

Business Area: Chemistry 

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type: Temporary

Job ID: 2535


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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