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Commercial position in Basel/Switzerland

21 December 2017

Commercial position in Basel/Switzerland

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The CNS Pharmacology/Neurobiology Department of Idorsia Pharmaceuticals, located in Allschwil, close to Basel, Switzerland, is seeking a highly motivated Scientist for a permanent position, starting as of April 1st 2018.
Detailed description of duties:
• Lead a laboratory with two research associates
• Manage research projects in different areas of neuroscience within a multidisciplinary environment and represent the pharmacology department in research and development project teams
• Guide the development of novel therapeutics in close interaction with biology and chemistry teams in a matrix organization
• Establish novel rodent models of psychiatry and neurology to allow testing of novel CNS drug candidates on a behavioral, physiological and molecular level
• Gain detailed theoretical understanding of the pathophysiology of the neurological disorders and the respective drug targets under investigation
• Design, analyze, report and interpret in vivo and ex vivo experiments and be still involved hands on in the lab, when necessary
• Prepare and monitor pharmacology studies, which are conducted at external contract research organizations
• Drive original investigations through to patenting and/or publication. The profile requires:
• PhD and PostDoc experience in the Life Sciences with a strong background in behavioral pharmacology
• Several years of practical and theoretical experience in two different areas of neuroscience
• Know-how in rodent behavioral pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, stereotaxic surgery, brain, spinal cord or nerve dissections, and ex vivo tissue analysis (IHC, WB, qRT-PCR, ELISA, RIA)
• Additional background in operant or fear conditioning tasks, or in telemetry is a plus
• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
• International experience. Please visit the homepage of Idorsia
( for a detailed description of the job requirements and submit your application online.

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Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd
CNS Pharmacology / Neurobiology

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Michel Steiner
Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd / Hegenheimermattweg 91 / 4123 Allschwil / Switzerland

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