Clinical Project Scientist


Basel, BS, 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 want to develop Idorsia into one of Europe’s leading biopharmaceutical companies, 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 1,100 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.


We are looking for a Clinical Project Scientist to join our team.


Job Responsibilities


This is an opportunity to participate in or lead the entire range of scientific responsibilities at the trial project level, for compounds in phases II and III of development, across multiple therapeutic areas.


  • Collaborates closely with the Clinical Project Physician on relevant project/program-related activities
  • Provides scientific input into project/program level documents such as the CDP, communication plans, IBs, briefing books for health authority meetings, PIPs, clinical overviews and summaries
  • Contacts clinical experts, organizes and contributes to expert meetings
  • Participates at meetings with health authorities
  • Develops a sound understanding of the science and medicine related to a trial, including competitive landscape
  • Perform literature reviews and ensure acquiring medical and scientific knowledge specific to the project/program needs
  • Provides scientific input to project/program-related medical monitoring activities
  • Participates in life cycle activities and life cycle meetings as appropriate
  • Represents the project/program along with the Clinical Project Physician at internal and external meetings
  • Contributes as needed to trial-level activities and train and mentor junior team members


Candidate Requirements


  • PhD, Pharm D, MSc or equivalent university degree in life or health sciences
  • Extensive experience (at least 3 years) in a contract research organization (CRO) or pharmaceutical company in all aspects of the planning, setting up, conducting, closing, and reporting of phase II and III clinical studies from a scientific perspective
  • Experience in neuroscience would be an advantage
  • Previous leadership in independently authoring clinical study protocols, ICFs, scientific trial-related documents (e.g., study committee charters, CSR)
  • Previous scientific contribution to cross-functional trial documents (e.g., SAP), guidelines, CRFs
  • Solid experience with data review/medical monitoring
  • Previous program (project) level experience within a clinical development program for a compound including:
  • Scientific contribution to documents such as the clinical development plan (CDP), communication plans, IBs, briefing books for health authority meetings (e.g., pre-IND, pre-NDA, end of Phase 2, SAWP/CHMP), Pediatric Investigational Plans (PIPs), clinical overviews and summaries
  • Participation in life cycle activities for a compound
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and contribute to scientific discussions with external experts
  • Good knowledge of drug development and clinical trial process
  • Good knowledge of regulatory requirements/ICH guidelines (US and non-US)
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to work under pressure and meet short timelines
  • Inspires and convinces others, gaining agreement from people, lobbies and networks effectively with key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, to prioritize multiple competing tasks, to proactively address issues and demands
  • Fluent in written and spoken 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: Global Clinical Development - Thearapeutic Areas
Schedule: Fulltime
Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: 3409


At Idorsia, we harness the power of difference, authenticity, and inclusion to achieve business success.
We encourage all potential candidates with diverse backgrounds of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, and disability to submit their job applications. All applicants will receive consideration.
We are committed to fostering respect, fairness, and equal opportunities for all job applicants and our employees.

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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