Scientific Associate


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


  • Recombinant protein expression using bacterial, eukaryotic and cell-free systems
  • Optimization and modification of expression constructs utilizing molecular biology approaches
  • Protein purification (FPLC based chromatography: affinity, IEX, HIC, SEC)
  • Development of enzymatic and cellular assays to identify small molecule inhibitors; modulators 
  • Data analysis and documentation according to company guidelines
  • Review state of the art literature and extract relevant information 
  • Maintain lab and equipment operational, clean, and safe according to company rules and regulations, foster recombinant lab protein collection
  • Interact with cross-functional project teams in drug discovery
  • You will be part of a drug discovery team with a strong focus on cellular metabolism 


Candidate’s Requirements 


  • BSc/MSc in Biology, Biochemistry, or related natural science 
  • At least 2 years of industry experience in related area
  • In-depth experience in molecular biology, biochemical and biophysical techniques including recombinant protein expression, purification, spectroscopy, western blot, differential scanning fluorimetry (DSF)
  • Experience in cell culture and gene editing in mammalian cells using CRISPR Cas technologies is advantageous
  • Interest in structural biology 
  • A sense of strong drive-and-can-do attitude even with the most challenging tasks
  • Ability to plan, perform, analyze, accurately document, and communicate results
  • Ability and flexibility to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Eager to learn new skills and techniques
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good command of written and oral English, German and/or French is an asset
  • Good knowledge of standard software and interest in computer supported processes


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 Biology – Cell Metabolism and Anti-Infectives
Schedule: Fulltime
Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: 2895



If you are interested, please click on apply now.

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