Trainee Galenical Formulation and Process Development (1 year)


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.


Job Responsibilities


As a trainee at the Clinical Manufacturing Unit 1, the position will be assigned a development project and with guidance from a mentor and team members, the trainee will be carrying out study planning, experiments, characterization, reporting and interpretation of results. The assignments vary from development of new tablet / capsule formulations including multiparticulate delivery systems prepared by using twin-screw granulation or other novel technologies to evaluation of disintegration / release mechanisms, and formulation characteristics. Typical research questions involve consideration for the materials and processes used in developing the formulations, and their effect on the product characteristics, like content uniformity, disintegration and profile of drug release, or the maintenance of drug integrity in the formulations. The assignments are driven by need for improvement, understanding or creation of new formulation properties.


Candidate Requirements



  • Master’s degree or equivalent in life sciences, with relevant courses or majoring in drug formulation, material science, pharmaceutical sciences



  • Junior position; no previous industry experience required


  • Willing to learn formulation, process and analytical methods to support our development work
  • Good English skills (both, spoken and written)
  • Good computer skills
  • Team spirit, sense of responsibility, accuracy, flexibility to work in different teams
  • Readiness to work in cGMP environment (with respective clothing, hygiene and behaviour requirements) and to work in personal protection equipment (e.g. full-face masks, full protection suits with external breathing air supply, gloves etc.)


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: Pharmaceutical Development

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 1189


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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