HR Services Specialist


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 will develop Idorsia into one of Europe’s leading biopharmaceutical companies, with a strong scientific core.

Headquartered in the Basel Area (Allschwil) 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 800 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.


Job Responsibilities

The main focus of this role is to ensure timely and accurate administration of HR processes/operations, to support employees and HR Business Partners, and to provide information regarding administrative questions related to contracts, time & absence management, employment administration, etc.


  • First level support to employees regarding HR administrative questions including time & absence management questions
  • Administration of the employee life-cycle: onboarding - employee transfers – exit
  • Issue employment contracts, contract amendments as well as other contractual documents based on input of HR Business Partners and/or Directors
  • Ensure all necessary work permits are requested on time and liaise with the corresponding authorities
  • Issue employment confirmations and other certificates to employees
  • Issue interim and final reference letters to employees based on input of HR Business Partners/Directors and/or Line Managers
  • Administer all employee data in the relevant HR systems and ensure its accuracy and high standard quality
  • Manage scanning and filing of all relevant HR Documents in the Digital Dossier (E-Archiving) system
  • Interface with HR Business Partners/Directors, payroll and other internal stakeholders
  • Administer time & absence management system and take action in consultation with the employee and/or line manager
  • Build and enhance relationships / network across Idorsia at various levels
  • Participate or lead in smaller projects across the HR Services team
  • Continuously focus on and support to implement business improvement efficiencies across the HR Services team, and help the team to reduce complexities in all related HR processes
  • Supporting function in the monthly payroll

Candidate’s Requirements 


  • Apprenticeship in administration (KV) and a further education in Human Resources Management (e.g. “Eidg. Dipl. Personalfachmann/-frau” or equivalent)
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in HR Administration in a multinational environment
  • Applied knowledge of Swiss Labor Law, social insurance and tax system and regulations
  • Computer and software usage literate
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Proven effective communication skills
  • Effective team player
  • Detail-oriented & exact, efficient working
  • Ability to set priorities and manage several tasks at a time
  • Fluency in German & English (written & spoken)
  • Full-time presence onsite is required

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 – Basel Area
Country: Switzerland
Business Area: Human Resources
Schedule: Fulltime
Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: 2888



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 will be informed in greater detail in due course.

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