Research Scientist, in vivo pharmacokinetics – Orion Corporation, Varsinais-Suomi


Research Scientist, in vivo pharmacokinetics – Orion Corporation, Varsinais-Suomi

Job description

Orion Corporation operates in more than 20 countries, where we Orionees, 3300 in total, work in all kinds of positions. Among us there are Research Scientists, Laboratory Technicians, Engineers and IT Specialists as well as people working in Production, just to mention some examples. We offer diverse and responsible jobs to our personnel in a truly multi-disciplinary work environment. We encourage people to develop their competences and offer opportunities to affect the job description and creating their own career path at Orion. We are searching for top talents who are ready to share our passion for the work that we do.

Description of position:

We are looking for an in vivo PK scientist to join Orion R&D Discovery PK/PD team in Turku. The position is temporary maternity leave substitution.

In this role you are responsible to participate in Orion R&D projects in different nonclinical phases as a pharmacokinetic expert. Your tasks include planning, executing and overseeing in vivo PK-studies as well as reporting and data-analysis. You work closely with bioanalytical and ADME scientists as well as with biomarker and PD scientists. In addition, you interpret and communicate results effectively to multidisciplinary project teams.

You will be reporting to Head of Discovery PK/PD.

Description of unit:

Discovery PK/PD unit is part of Orion Translational Pharmacology and Safety Sciences platform with facilities in Turku. The organization is responsible for the preclinical PK/PD assessment of new drug candidates during various stages of the drug discovery and development process. The function designs and executes pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies both in our own facilities and in collaboration with contract research organizations. We support research and development projects at all Orion’s therapy areas.

We Offer:

We offer exciting opportunities to create and have an impact on the future therapies for patients.

We also offer you attractive career development opportunities for using your own strengths for development, highly interesting R&D pipeline and enthusiastic working environment. Appreciation of personnel and constant development are part of our core values.  The culture of Orion R&D is informal and we enjoy working together.

We are passionate about the patient welfare and are The Voice of Science and the Patient – do you share the same values?

The position is located in Turku, Finland.

We expect you to have

    • M.Sc./Ph.D. degree in relevant field of science
    • In depth knowledge in pharmacokinetics
    • Good understanding of nonclinical research
    • A keen understanding of experimental design, underlying scientific principles and the ability to rigorously analyze and interpret results
    • Excellent networking, presentation and communication skills in English
    • Ability to coordinate, prioritize and get things done
    • We also value ability to provide novel solutions and ability to synthesize scientific problems into strategy
    • Enthusiastic, innovative and science-oriented mindset

You are team and goal orientated and cope well with setbacks. You are self-guided and proactive person but in this position will always have team of professionals to work with.
Additional information on the position:

Eija Aho, Head of Discovery PK/PD, R&D, tel. +358 50 966 7675, firstname.surname@orionpharma.com

Please, send your application by 11th of November through our web page www.orion.fi.