Trainee in Biology Oncology


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 1,100 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.


Within our Oncology Biology Drug Discovery team, we are looking for a motivated trainee for a 6-months period to participate in the biological evaluation of new drug-like small molecules. 


Job Responsibilities


  • Collaborate with a team of Biologists in an R&D lab
  • Perform biological assays 
  • Clearly document and communicate practical work using electronic lab journal 

Candidate’s Requirements 


  • Master of Science in Biology or a related field
  • Knowledge in cell culture in a sterile environment
  • Experience using flow cytometry is desired but not mandatory
  • Experience in immune/tumor cell co-cultures is a plus
  • Willingness to learn new skills and techniques 
  • Well-organized, flexible in work assignment and work schedule
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently
  • Good communication and team-working skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good English skills (spoken and written)


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: Biology Oncology
Schedule: Full-time
Job Type: Temporary – 6 months
Job ID: 3408


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