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Research Associate - Biochemistry (100%)

FoRx Therapeutics is a preclinical, privately held company based in Basel, Switzerland. FoRx focuses on drugging key molecular targets involved in the DNA Replication Stress pathway as a new approach in the development of targeted anti-cancer drugs that aim to improve the treatment of patients. The company is backed by a strong syndicate of investors that include the Novartis Venture Fund, Pfizer Ventures, M Ventures, Omega Funds and LSP Venture Capital.


We are currently looking to hire a

Research Associate – Biochemistry (100%)

to join our motivated team based on the Novartis Campus in Basel.


This is an exciting opportunity to become an integral part of an innovative and dynamic start-up company.

Key responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Expression and purification of recombinant proteins
  • Develop and perform enzymatic (determine enzyme activity and kinetics) and substrate binding assays independently or with other team members as instructed
  • Screen small molecule ligands in microplate-based assay formats to drive SAR relationships on purified protein using manual and automated systems
  • Organize and present to the team experimental results; maintain clear experimental records using ELN
  • Maintain clear records of experimental work and be able to organize, report and communicate results

Key Requirements:

  • BSc/MSc/apprenticeship in biochemistry, enzymology, pharmacology, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in biotech and/or pharmaceutical companies
  • Must have good experience with biochemical assays, enzyme kinetics and substrate binding assays
  • Must have hands-on experience developing and running 96/384-well microplate-based biochemical and kinetic-based assay technologies (e.g., DSF/TSA, fluorescence-based assays, luminescence)
  • A strong preference will be given to candidates with hands-on experience with recombinant protein expression and purification
  • Proficiency in IT Tools: MS Office Software (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to multitask with emphasis on accuracy and attention to details
  • Flexible, proactive, efficient, and able to work independently with a problem-solving attitude
  • Strong team player, high-energy and positive personality
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

The successful candidate for this position will be a highly skilled self-motivated individual who is passionate about improving patients’ lives, responsive to the changing needs of a dynamic entrepreneurial organization, and who thrives in a fast-paced, small biotech environment.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, along with a Curriculum Vitae to (we will not consider applications without cover letter):

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

FoRx Therapeutics encourages and supports a diverse work environment as an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering a stimulating work environment and a competitive compensation package.


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FoRx Therapeutics encourages and supports a diverse work environment as an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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