We are recruiting R&D talents – join our team!

You could be creating future innovations. Join our team of top professionals to develop early-phase drug research.

Orion wants to help patients in the best way possible by innovating and developing new drugs that are based on a deep understanding of the biology of diseases and the daily challenges faced by patients. We are building well-being in our society with top-level research and for this we need you, a top professional, to join our innovative teams. Our goal is to strengthen our research competence in micromolecules and biological pharmaceutical ingredients.

“We want to complement our teams with versatile talents at the pinnacle of their fields. For example, we need top doctorate-level experts, doctors, junior researchers and laboratory professionals who all have an ability and passion for science and innovation,” says Christer Nordstedt, Senior Vice President, Research and Development.

Orion engages in international early-phase top-level research in selected research areas

The early-phase drug development at Orion focuses on research into the central nervous system, cancer and rare diseases and on biological drug research. Our central nervous system research focuses on selected patient segments in Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and neuropathic pain. The main goal of our cancer research is to develop better treatments with new mechanisms of action for prostate cancer and steroid hormone-dependent breast cancer. In our research into rare diseases we focus on progressive and serious diseases that reduce quality of life at a young age and hereditary diseases that reduce life expectancy for which there are no suitable drugs available.

“Our goal in all our therapy areas is, based on an understanding the biology of the diseases and through the selected mechanism of action, to develop treatments that slow the progression of the disease and significantly relieve the symptoms of the disease,” says Professor Antti Haapalinna (Vice President, Research and Development Global Head, Therapy Area Rare Diseases & Biologics, Biomarkers and New Modalities Global Function, R&D).

Do you want to build the future with us?

Orion is a globally operating Finnish high-tech company that has been building well-being for more than a century. We create jobs and make investments in Finland, and we cooperate closely with healthcare professionals and world-leading universities, research institutes and pharmaceutical companies.

“We are living in exciting times at Orion, on scientific fronts and in the world in general. We are part of the strong growth and are optimistically looking to the coming years. The world is developing rapidly and so is Orion and we want you, the top expert in your field of science, to join us on this journey,” says Christer Nordstedt.

We offer a promising R&D pipeline and an enthusiastic and capable working environment with modern laboratories where you will be given the opportunity to utilise your own strengths, develop your abilities and do important work. As an expert of your field of science you will be a member of interdisciplinary teams where you will be innovating and developing new treatments for patients. At Orion we appreciate each other, strive for excellence and build the future. You can come and live these values in reality with us.

Join us in making science at Orion!


Text: Anni Turpeinen

15 May, 2019