Scientific Associate in Immunology Pharmacology in Vivo


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 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


  • Conduct in vivo experimental models of disease in rodents, including:
    • Development and induction of disease models in the field of immunology
    • Delivery of drug regimens using various routes of administration (IV, PO, SC, IV, IP)
    • Assessment of animal health throughout the study (health checks, clinical observations, disease scoring)  
    • Harvest and preparation of samples (organ dissection, body fluid sampling, tissue sampling, cell isolation for further in vitro studies)
    • Surgical skills
  • Development and validation of new animal models, and ex-vivo and in-vitro assays according to the need of the department
  • Skilled in relevant immunology techniques such as flow cytometry, antigen-specific immune assays, ELISAs, cell culture assays
  • Independent planning, execution, documentation in an electronic laboratory journal, analysis of experiments and interpretation of results in collaboration with colleagues
  • Writing of experimental protocols and complex reports under supervision
  • Review relevant literature to optimize experimental methods, stimulate new ideas and develop new assays for experimental studies
  • Presentation of results within a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Contribute to the general lab infrastructure, including ordering of consumables, and coordinating with colleagues the workflow, organization, maintenance, and function of lab resources


Candidate’s Requirements 


  • Apprenticeship as a laboratory technician with additional BSc of a Swiss “Fachhochschule” or a BSc / bac +3 in Pharmacology/Biology/Immunology from a University 
  • Be recognized from the BVET as an animal experimenter (LTK1 or equivalent) 
  • Previous working experience in the field of Biology/Immunology
  • Show technical expertise in all aspects of in vivo pharmacology (animal handling, immunization, body fluid sampling, isolation, and further ex vivo characterization of different cell types).
  • Practical background in different in vitro techniques (flow cytometry, ELISAs, primary cell culture handling, cytokine detection assays)
  • Capability of handling several assays or projects at the same time
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English; additional knowledge of German and/or French preferred Well trained in computer programs: Excel, Power Point, Word, GraphPad Prism
  • Ability to plan, perform, analyze, and accurately document experiments independently with minimum supervision
  • Dynamic, flexible, scientifically curious, willingness to learn, and strong commitment and motivation to work in an innovation-driven environment
  • The candidate must also be willing and able to share weekend work duties with other members of the 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 Immunology 
Schedule: Fulltime
Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: 2563



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