Temporary Scientific Associate


Temporary Scientific Associate

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 1,200 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.



In our Pharmacology Oncology Department, we are seeking a Temporary Scientific Associate for approximately 6 months:


Job Responsibilities


  • Design, perform, and interpret pharmacological studies in mice to characterize targets or therapeutic agents in the area of immuno-oncology, including efficacy and PK/PD biomarker studies in mice

  • Responsible for the efficient planning, detailed analysis and accurate documentation of experiments

  • Develop and validate new animal models for immuno-oncology projects including related literature search 

  • Perform surgeries, from cell culture to e.g. stereotactic surgery, orthotopic and heterotopic cell injections

  • Experience in animal breeding (transgenic or not) and necropsy skills is considered a plus

  • Take and prepare biological samples (e.g. brain, liver, blood...) for ex vivo analyses

  • Ability to perform ex vivo experiments such as flow cytometry acquisition and analysis, ELISA, RT-PCR is considered as a plus

  • In vivo imaging skills is preferred (fluorescence and bioluminescence)

  • Demonstrate high flexibility and professional communication

  • Presentation of results in a multidisciplinary environment


Candidate's Requirements 


  • Scientific research associate in oncology pharmacology with BSc or MS; PhD will not be considered

  • At least 3 years of hands-on research experience in industry or academia 

  • Strong experience in in vivo biology/oncology (stereotactic surgery; knowledge in models of vaccination is considered a plus)

  • Proven track record of adherence to animal welfare and compliance regulations as well as formal qualifications to carry out experimental work according to standard protocols and regulations

  • Preferred experience with small molecules and dosing (po, iv, ip routes)

  • Recognized as an animal experimenter (LTK1 or equivalent)

  • Ability to plan, methodically perform, carefully analyze, accurately document experiments and present results

  • Excellent data management and record-keeping skills

  • Scientifically curious, willingness to learn new techniques and skills

  • Highly flexible and motivated to work in a team

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with internal people

  • Fluency in English (verbal and written)

  • Good communication skills in a multicultural environment


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: Pharmacology Oncology

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type: Temporary - 6 months

Job ID: 3834


At Idorsia, we harness the power of difference, authenticity, and inclusion to achieve business success.

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We are committed to fostering respect, fairness, and equal opportunities for all job applicants and our employees.

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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