Medicinal Chemist - Group Leader/ Principal Scientist

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    East Midlands

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    Pharmaceutical, Organic Chemistry

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    Peter Rowland

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    over 3 years ago

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We are currently looking for Senior Medicinal Chemists/ Principal Scientists for a leading Drug Discovery company. Joining this rapidly growing company you will manage a team of Scientists and lead pivotal projects for global customers.


As a Principal Scientist/ Group Leader your responsibilities will include:


  • Design and plan small molecule drug discovery projects including hit identification, hit to lead and lead optimisation campaigns.
  • Manage resources and a team of Medicinal Chemists/ project teams to deliver potential drug compounds to project timescales.
  • Prepare and review written reports and presentations of project progress and strategy.
  • Synthesis/ oversee the synthesis and troubleshoot a wide range of novel drug molecules from milligram to multigram scale.



Ideal candidates will have a PhD in Organic Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry and have experience in drug discovery gained within the pharmaceutical, CRO or Biotech industry. You will have a track record in leading teams or projects in the discovery of small-molecule drugs and have exceptional skills in synthetic organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry.


If you have the drive and passion for drug discovery and want an opportunity to lead a group of Scientists to deliver projects on a range of therapeutic areas, then please send your cv to Peter at Rowland Talent Solutions to hear more about these fantastic opportunities.







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