Research Associate Medicinal Chemistry (m/f/d) (100%)


Research Associate Medicinal Chemistry (m/f/d)



For our longstanding and well-known client, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, we are looking for a long-term temporary assignment for the Basel site as a


The Medicinal Chemistry Team in Pharma Research and Early Development, located in Basel, is part of Small Molecule Research. We are a community of drug-hunters with expertise in synthesis, design and purification, with a responsibility to convert hypotheses into innovative small molecules for treating diseases of high unmet medical need, closely collaborating with our broader therapeutic areas and functions. You will be part of a research project team carrying out synthetic laboratory work to support synthesis of molecules designed to address key hypotheses in drug development. 

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Devise and implement state of the art scientific research through conducting laboratory experiments. By designing, planning and executing multi-step organic synthesis and purification of high-quality target molecules for biological screening you maintain a high level of productivity in the laboratory setting
  • Bring an already strong synthetic knowledge and look forward to keeping abreast of synthetic methodologies and technologies.
  • Be a member of self-organizing teams as core elements of an agile environment able to quickly adapt, re-prioritize and pivot into new territories
  • Embrace flexible ways of working and act collaboratively and decisively
  • Propose and implement innovative and pragmatic solutions to technical problems 

Must Haves:

  • Apprenticeship in a chemistry lab or a Bachelor or Master degree in chemistry
  • 1-4 years lab experience in synthetic or organic chemistry lab
  • Experience with small molecule synthesis and hands-on chemistry experimentation in the laboratory
  • Written and oral fluency in English is mandatory; German or French language skills would be a plus
  • Independence in the lab activities
  • Curious and passionate about innovation
  • Quick learner and adaptability to complex and evolving environments
  • Ability to work successfully in both a team/matrix environment as well as independently
  • Creativity, passion to learn and a willingness to grow 

Interest aroused?

If you would like an insight into the detailed job description, we look forward to receiving your complete application documents by e-mail to Ms Nadine Rutz (

Roche Pharma Basel Chemie Implementierung Labor