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Senior Scientific Associate

Actelion Pharma Schweiz AG

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Senior Scientific Associate

Senior Scientific Associate   -   ( 160000I1 )


About the Company


Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is a leading biopharmaceutical company employing over 2,500 dedicated professionals covering all key markets around the world – including Europe, the US, Japan, China, Russia and Mexico. Headquartered in Allschwil, near Basel, Switzerland, our functional, award-winning Actelion Center is a symbol of our innovative spirit and culture.


We are searching for breakthrough medicines for high unmet medical needs and this inspires and motivates all of us to work towards achieving our overriding mission: to treat more patients with groundbreaking therapies.


Besides highly competitive compensation and tangible benefits, would you like to have a noticeable impact and enjoy our culture of innovation, trust and teamwork? Do you want to grow in a different kind of company with an enthusiastic, stimulating environment fostered by open communication and a results-driven approach? Then we welcome your application to join our team in the role of Senior Scientific Associate in Neuropharmacology, based in Allschwil.



Job Responsibilities

  • Design and perform pharmacological studies to evaluate the efficacy of novel CNS drug candidates in labaratory animals
  • Actively contribute to the set up of new animal models for neurological disorders, including literature search, biomarking technologies and big data analysis
  • Responsible for the efficient planning, detailed analysis and accurate documentation of experiments in a multidisciplinary environment

Candidate Requirements

  • Lab technician in neurobiology, master’s or equivalent degree in pharmacology or related field
  • Strong experience in in vivo/ex vivo biology/neurobiology (behavioral pharmacology, general physiology and biomarkers)
  • Recognized as an animal experimenter (LTK1 or equivalent)
  • Disposition or readiness to use new software and data management resources
  • Scientifically curious, willingness to learn new techniques and skills
  • Flexible and motivated to work in a team
  • Excellent knowledge of English (verbal and written), additional knowledge of French or German is considered a plus
  • Good communication skills in a multicultural environment


What Actelion Offers

  • A competitive salary and generous social benefits
  • The possibility for development and advancement within our dynamic organization
  • The innovative and stimulating atmosphere of a multicultural environment


The research facilities are located in Allschwil, Switzerland, a suburb of Basel on the borders of France and Germany.



Primary Location

:   CH-BL-Allschwil


:   Drug Discovery


:   Full-time

Job Type

:   Standard

Job Posting

:   Sep 27, 2016