Temporary Scientific Associate - Pharmacology Translational Science




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.


Job Responsibilities


  • Conduct in vivo experimental models of disease in rodents, including:
  • Development and induction of disease models in the field of immunology
  • Delivery of drug regimens using various routes of administration (IV, PO, SC, IV, IP)
  • Assessment of animals (based on clinical observations, health checks, and disease scoring) during the course of a study
  • Harvesting and preparing samples (organ dissection, body fluid sampling, tissue sampling and cell isolation for further in vitro studies)
  • Help in the development of new in-house animal models mainly in rodents
  • Perform relevant immunology techniques such as Flow Cytometry, ELISA, cell culture assays
  • Independent planning, execution, documentation in an electronic laboratory journal, analysis of experiments and interpretation of results in collaboration with colleagues
  • Review relevant literature to optimize experimental methods, stimulate new ideas, and develop new assays for experimental studies
  • Presentation of results within a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Contribute to the general lab infrastructure, including ordering of consumables and coordinating with colleagues about the workflow, organization, maintenance and function of lab resources.


Candidate's Requirements


  • Apprenticeship as laboratory technician with additional BSc of a Swiss “Fachhochschule” or BSc / bac +3 from a University in Pharmacology/Biology/Immunology
  • Working experience in the field of Biology/Immunology
  • Show technical expertise in all aspects of in vivo pharmacology (animal handling, immunization, body fluid sampling, isolation and further ex vivo characterization of different cell types), working experience with EAE and arthritis models would be an asset
  • Practical background in different in vitro techniques (ELISA, primary cell culture handling, FACS, cytokine detection assays)
  • Good knowledge of English, French and/or German proficiency would be an asset
  • Well trained in computer programs: Excel, Power Point, GraphPad Prism
  • Ability to plan, perform, analyze, and accurately document experiments independently
  • Capable to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Dynamic, flexible and scientifically curious, willingness to learn
  • The candidate must also be willing to conduct weekend work duties to guarantee continuation of animal studies


What Idorsia offers


  • Exciting opportunities for development and professional growth within our dynamic organization: you can make a difference!
  • A collaborative and solution oriented environment
  • 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, Pharmacology Immunology

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type: Temporary

Job ID: 1198



If you are interested, please click on apply now.

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