Trainee Drug Discovery Biology - Anti-Infectives




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.


We are looking for

A highly motivated trainee (BSc level) to join our Anti-Infectives Team in Biology to support the characterize resistance development and mechanisms in gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.


As a trainee in Drug Discovery Biology, you will

  • Perform, evaluate and document the results of biological experiments. The work will focus mainly on the area of microbiology. 
  • Use techniques such as the measurement of clone’s susceptibility to antibiotics.
  • Set-up resistance studies through the preparation of antibiotic-containing media.
  • Support the preparation and conducting of the complex HFiPD assays.


To qualify as a candidate you

  • Have a Bachelor of Science with focus either on microbiology or cell biology.
  • You are re highly motivated and able to autonomously plan, perform, analyze and accurately document experiments.
  • You have a familiarity with BSL2 safety precautions since microbiological work will be performed with relevant bacterial isolates. 
  • Part of the project could potentially be done as a Master thesis.


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: Drug Discovery - Biology Anti-Infectives

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type: Temporary

Job ID: 1268



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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