HR Assistant (50%–60%)

We are looking for a dynamic, solution-oriented and creative HR Assistant in our headquarter office in Basel, Switzerland. In this new position, you will support the HR Manager in the smooth administration of the HR department and help to develop and maintain HR processes. 


As HR Assistant you will:

  • Support and work hand-in-hand with the HR Manager in various HR activities (e.g., recruitment activities, on-/offboarding processes, contract, reference letters, etc.)
  • Assist all employees with HR queries (e.g., vacation, time management, sick leave, etc.)
  • Provide support with the administration of employee benefits (pension, health insurance, social insurances, family allowances)
  • Coordinate welcome sessions for new employees in collaboration with internal stakeholders
  • Maintain and update employees’ files
  • Support the implementation of the company’s culture
  • Act as contact person for employees and Swiss public administration
  • Participate actively in the organization of staff events and activities
  • Participate in HR projects as requested and needed
  • Assist for monthly payroll processing and administration (including all preparation and follow-up)


  • Swiss Federal Certificate in HR or similar education (completed or on-going)
  • A first experience of working in administration or a human resources department
  • Experience in an international environment is a plus
  • Very good knowledge of Swiss Labor Law and employment principles, knowledge of Swiss social security is a plus
  • Experience in payroll processing and administration is an asset
  • Excellent communication skills in German and English
  • IT literate (MS Office, HR tools)
  • Dynamic and reliable team player with excellent interpersonal skills and a pro-active mindset
  • Good organization and prioritizing skills
  • Capability to work in a dynamic and international environment

If you are interested in this position, we look forward to receiving your application. Please submit your cover letter and CV. We look forward to welcoming you to our Basel office.

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Diversity & Inclusion

MDPI provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment, without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, gender identification, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law in every location in which we have offices. Thank you for your interest in applying to MDPI. We value diversity and encourage the very best candidates to apply.