Trainee Positions 2019 - Drug Discovery Chemistry


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.


We are looking for

Every year we look for new enthusiastic and passionate trainees for our various science teams in Drug Discovery. This year we are specifically looking for BSc and MSc students who want to experience drug discovery in real life over a period of 6 months. In order to anticipate our needs for trainees in the next months, we invite interested applicants to submit their profile via this job posting. As soon as we have specific trainee openings, we will contact you.


As a trainee in Drug Discovery Chemistry you will

  • Take part in a drug discovery team
  • Perform multi-step organic synthesis of intermediates and target organic compounds for biological testing (10 mg to 50 g scale)
  • Isolate and purify intermediates and target organic compounds using state of the art equipment
  • Characterize organic compounds with LC-MS and NMR
  • Document your lab-work in electronic form


To qualify as a candidate you

  • Have already commenced your chemistry studies (ideally >2nd year BSc)
  • Have a good command of written and oral English
  • Are highly motivated
  • Are able to work efficiently and independently
  • Have good communication and team-working skills
  • Routinely use standard MS-Office software
  • If you already have a PhD please do not apply as we would like to focus on BSc and MSc Students


What Idorsia offers

  • Exciting opportunities  for development and professional growth within our dynamic organization
  • A collaborative and solution oriented enviroment 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 - Chemistry

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type: Temporary

Job ID: 1081



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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