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Rosental area, WRO-1047-3
Mattenstrasse 24
4058 Basel, Switzerland

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E-mail: contact@spirochem.com


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Laboratory Technician – Organic Chemistry.

Basel - CH 4057 
Starting date: The position is open starting June 1st, 2017 or afterward upon agreement.

Position summary:

This position is to perform and document routine tasks related to sample processing and assays, standard laboratory methods and/or basic laboratory techniques, functions and equipment. To conduct specific procedures and tests both within and outside of the laboratory requiring the use of applied knowledge and practical chemistry skills. The successful candidate is holding a Bachelor or Master degree in synthetic organic chemistry or equivalent. Knowledge of modern chemical and analytical techniques is mandatory.

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

- Register and prepare samples for general analytical testing (NMR and MS spectroscopy) through sample receiving, data entry, weighing, physical homogenization, and shipping (FedEx/DHL/UPS). - Manage the inventory of chemical reagents and catalog substances. - Operate basic laboratory equipment. - Synthesize and handle catalog substances. - Prepare (and assure accuracy of) standards, reagents, etc. needed for analyses. - Perform routine lab and department maintenance to keep area clean and orderly. - Order chemical reagents from suppliers.


Bachelor or Master chemistry degree in synthetic organic chemistry. Versatility in common IT applications (Microsoft office). Proficient use of scientific databases (SciFinder, Reaxys), chemistry softwares (ChemDraw, ChemInventory) and electronic laboratory journal (E-Notebook). Excellent organizational skills and accuracy in experimental documentation. Good communications skills and fluency in English and German are essential.

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. Thomas Fessard 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 16 of the top 20 pharma companies.

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.

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