Trainee in Biology CNS




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

We look for a motivated research trainee to join an in vitro Neurobiology team in the Drug Discovery department within Idorsia Ltd, Allschwil, Switzerland for a traineeship for up to 9 months. Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Plan, perform and document high-quality in vitro pharmacology assays and biochemical experiments on recombinant cell line overexpressing therapeutic targets -as well as in iPS-derived and primary cells combining state of the art technologies and multi-well plate formats.
  • Development and implementation of disease and target relevant assay systems required for drug discovery and target validation projects
  • Contribute to the general lab infrastructure


Candidate’s Requirements

  • MS degree
  • 1 year of practical experience in the industry or academia
  • Familiar with classical methods in cell culture, molecular biology and biochemistry
  • Experience on GPCR in vitro pharmacology is a strong advantage
  • Experience with primary CNS cell culture is an asset
  • Experience in ICC/IF, image analysis and HCS would be an asset
  • Good command of written and oral English


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

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type: Temporary

Job ID: 1114


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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