SpiroChem AG:
Rosental area, WRO-1047-3
Mattenstrasse 22
4058 Basel, Switzerland

Tel: + 41 61 685 95 00
E-mail: contact@spirochem.com


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Chemical compound management platform development and integration intern

Duration: 5 to 6 months from January 2024
Location: Mattenstrasse 22, Rosental area, 4058 Basel, Switzerland 

About the company:

Founded in 2011, SpiroChem AG is a Swiss fine chemicals company, based in Basel, Switzerland. We are specialized in the design, synthesis, production and commercialization of innovative building blocks for Drug Discovery. With cutting-edge know-how in drug design and proprietary process chemistry technologies, SpiroChem has become the ideal collaboration partner for large, medium and small pharmaceutical, agrochemical and life science companies. Our clients are located worldwide, including the top 20 pharma companies.

Missions & activities:

Within our Computational Chemistry department, you will contribute to the development of the platform for our company's stock and catalogue management systems. After conducting a preliminary analysis of the existing platform and a bibliographical study, you will implement the best solutions identified. Your tasks will include:

  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to gather requirements and understand the specific needs and challenges of catalogue management. 
  • Redesigning and developing user-friendly interfaces for the databases to enhance accessibility and usability. 
  • Designing and implementing data analysis and visualization tools to facilitate data-driven decision-making processes. 
  • Developing algorithms, and scripts to automate data processing and analysis tasks. 
  • Conducting quality control and validation of catalogue data to ensure accuracy and consistency. 
  • Keeping up to date with the latest advancements in cheminformatics and data management techniques.


  • Currently pursuing a Master's degree in Chemoinformatic, Computational Chemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, or a related field. 
  • Strong knowledge of cheminformatics principles, data mining, and database management concepts. 
  • Good knowledge in chemistry. 
  • Proficiency in programming languages commonly used in cheminformatics, such as Python. 
  • Familiarity with database management systems (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL or NoSQL).
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and collaboration abilities, fluency in English.

How to apply?

If you are interested in this internship position, please send your resume and your cover letter to: colin.bournez[at]]spirochem.com

SpiroChem DOES NOT accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. We will not consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies. The submission of referrals or resumes by anyone other than a candidate directly to SpiroChem employees is strictly prohibited. Unsolicited referrals and resumes sent to SpiroChem are deemed gratuitous, and the company will not be obligated or bound in any way to pay any referral or other fee if a person referred to us from a source other than a candidate is hired.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, resumes will be accepted from approved vendors who have written agreements in place with SpiroChem, and then only to the extent such agreement covers a specified position and, if required by such agreement, the submission of resumes by the vendor has been authorized in writing by SpiroChem for such specified position. Any resume submitted in the absence of a signed agreement will become the property of SpiroChem and no fee shall be due.