Post-doc CNS pharmacology


Basel, 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 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.


In our CNS pharmacology unit, we are offering a one-year postdoc position, to work on inner ear biology & hearing loss (possibility to extend by one additional year)


Job Responsibilities


  • Establish and validate rodent models of hearing loss (trauma- or drug-induced) and methods of hearing assessment (ABR, DPOAE)
  • Perform literature search for the selection of appropriate models, setup and pharmacologically validate the relevant models and experimental methods
  • Sample biological fluids (CSF, blood, perilymph), tissue (brain, inner ear) and perform ex-vivo analyses (e.g., immunohistochemistry)
  • Preform detailed data analysis including statistical analysis and accurately record experimental results in electronic lab journals and databases
  • Write veterinary animal licenses and internal scientific reports
  • Communicate and present results internally and collaborate with other groups of the company 


Candidate’s Requirements


  • PhD or Postdoc in science (Biology/Pharmacology) ideally with additional knowledge in inner ear biology (e.g., degeneration of hair cells)
  • Hands-on experience in animal experimentation (rodent behavioral pharmacology; knowledge in models of noise- or antibiotics-induced hearing loss, ABR, DPOAE is considered a plus)
  • Author of scientific publications in recognized journals
  • Recognized as an animal experimenter (LTK1 or equivalent)
  • Ability to independently perform literature search and establish experimental methods
  • Experience with analysis software and readiness to use new software
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Excellent knowledge of English (verbal and written)
  • Good communication skills, motivated to work in a team

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: Drug Discovery Pharmacology CNS    
Schedule: Fulltime
Job Type: Temporary - 1 year (possibility to extend by one more year)
Job ID: 3549


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