Temporary 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 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.


In our Preclinical Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism Department, we are seeking a talented Research Technician / Scientific Associate to join our drug metabolism laboratory team dealing with the characterization of new drug candidates, for approx. 15 months until the end of September 2022.

Job Responsibilities


  • Development of analytical methods for the generation of metabolic profiles from in vitro and in vivo studies
  • Generation of in vitro metabolic profiles to support a selection of suitable animal species for toxicology testing
  • Identification of metabolizing enzymes and determination of enzyme kinetic parameters
  • In vivo metabolic profiling and excretion balance studies
  • Performing in vitro incubations in enzymatic systems and cell culture
  • Biochemical assays to assess reactive metabolite formation
  • Metabolite structure identification

Candidate Requirements


  • Technical diploma, B.S. or M.S. in chemistry, pharmacology, biology, or other relevant science disciplines
  • Strong experimental background in in vitro and in vivo metabolism
  • Profound experience with HPLC coupled to different detection methodologies including radiodetection and mass spectrometry
  • Experience with biochemical assays
  • Basic knowledge in cell culturing (biological safety level 2)
  • Ability to efficiently plan, organize and clearly document experimental work in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Good communication and organizational skills and the ability to work in a team
  • Good command of 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 – Basel Area
Country: Switzerland
Business Area: Preclinical Development - DMPK
Schedule: Fulltime
Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: 2530



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