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 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 1,000 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.


Due to a maternity leave cover, we are looking for a motivated Temporary Scientific Associate to join our dynamic team .


Job Responsibilities


Analytical Development / Quality Control (AD/QC) is dealing with the analytical development of Drug Substance (DS) and Drug Product (DP). AD/QC must ensure that products are delivered according to quality standards defined during development and in compliance with GMP and regulatory guidelines.

The Scientific Associate working in AD/QC will have the following responsibilities and tasks which are
related to the company site Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Allschwil, Switzerland:

  • Development, optimization and application of analytical methods, e.g., for purity-, stability-,
  • content-and potentially genotoxic impurity determinations.
  • Write-up of analytical methods for implementation.
  • Conduct of release, retest, stability studies, transfer and validation analyses.
  • Proper documentation of all analytical activities according to Good Documentation Practices
  • through compilation of all analytical testing records (e.g., notebooks, raw data hardcopies).
  • Interpretation and documentation of analytical data including results from method development, release, retest, validation, stability, and transfer.
  • Write-up of analytical protocols and reports, e.g., for validation and stability studies.  Assurance of adequate maintenance and operation of analytical equipment according to GMP.
  • Drafting and review of CoAs and/or Analytical results sheet.
  • Drafting of SOPs, GUIs, TPLs, FRMs.
  • Training of Laboratory personnel.
  • Ensuring of cleanliness of laboratory and work space



Candidate's requirements


  • Apprenticeship-, College-, or university-degree or equivalent education in the field of chemistry, biology, biochemistry, pharmacy, or chemical engineering with apprenticeship 4-6 years, 2-4 years BS or 1-3 years MS experience.
  • Ability to efficiently plan and effectively execute and document analytical experiments in a GMP-compliant pharmaceutical environment.
  • Basic knowledge of GMP. Good knowledge of sample preparation, HPLC instrumentation and techniques.
  • Basic knowledge of spectroscopic methods, e.g., UV/VIS, IR. Basic trouble-shooting skills for analytical analyses.
  • Flexibility, good communication, time management and team-working skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to take initiative.
  • Life-long learning mindset
  • Proficient in 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

Work Location: Allschwil (Basel Area)
Country: Switzerland
Business Area: Global Pharmaceutical Development & QA - Analytical Development and Quality Control Drug Products
Schedule: Part-time 80%
Job Type: Temporary for approximatively 7 months
Job ID: 3293



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 would be informed in greater detail in due course.
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