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

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E-mail: contact@spirochem.com


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Research Associate – Organic Synthesis.

Location: Mattenstrasse 22, Rosental area, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
Starting date: asap.
Salary: Salary will depend on experience and profile.

Position summary: 

In this position, you will design, plan and perform advanced discovery research projects and custom synthesis projects (up to 100g scale). You will generate and evaluate data, interpret and report results, draw conclusions and write reports.

Specifically, you will provide support to the laboratory department by performing and/or coordinating a variety of laboratory processes:

  • Perform multi-step small molecule organic synthesis experimentation (mg to 100g scale).
  • Develop/optimize synthetic routes for scalable manufacturing from customer packages.
  • Provide technical leadership as a subject matter expert for projects.


  • Master degree in synthetic organic chemistry. No PhD
  • Demonstrated laboratory skills and technical expertise in the field of synthetic organic chemistry
  • Industrial experience preferred.
  • Versatility in common IT applications (Microsoft office).
  • Proficient use of scientific databases (SciFinder, Reaxys), chemistry software (ChemDraw, ChemInventory) and electronic laboratory journal (E-Notebook).
  • Excellent organizational skills and accuracy in experimental documentation.
  • Good communications skills and fluency in English.  Knowledge of German may be of advantage.
  • Teamwork/Interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects efficiently.

What SpiroChem offers:

  • A stimulating working environment in a fast-growing high-tech SME, with challenging projects and exciting internal R&D.
  • The possibility for development and advancement within our dynamic organization.

How to contact us:

Send your CV including references and cover letter to Dr. Florent Beaufils at jobs[at]spirochem.com

About SpiroChem:

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.

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