Temporary Scientific Associate Cell Biology


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.


In our Cardiovascular & Fibrosis Biology Department we are seeking a

Cell Biologist (Scientific Associate) (100% Temporary) (from July 2020 – June 2021):


Job Responsibilities 


  • Establishing and maintaining cultures of non-recombinant and primary cells to perform cellular assays
  • Generation of recombinant eukaryotic cell lines and assay development
  • Performing cell biological experiments for the characterisation of biological systems (e.g. Western Blots, FACS or microscopy)
  • Profiling chemical compounds for activity in cell biological assays



Candidate’s Requirements


  • University degree
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture and assay technologies
  • Previous experience in industry would be advantageous
  • Experience with CRISPR/Cas, siRNA and molecular biological methods would be advantageous
  • Solid computer knowledge (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)
  • A dedicated, motivated and reliable personality
  • Ability to work in teams with strong cross-functional working relationships
  • Fluency in English, additional knowledge of German or French is an advantage


What Idorsia offers


  • Exciting opportunities for development and professional growth within our dynamic organization with a leading-edge IT architecture
  • 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: 
Drug Discovery Cardiovascular & Fibrosis Biology
Schedule: Fulltime
Job Type: Temporary
Job ID: 1451


If you are interested, please click on apply now.

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