Medicinal Chemistry Lead

  • Location

    East Midlands

  • Sector:

    Pharmaceutical, Organic Chemistry

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  • Contact:

    Peter Rowland

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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We currently have an opportunity for a Medicinal Chemistry Leader to work for a growing pharmaceutical research organisation.


The role:

As a Senior/ Principal Medicinal Chemist, you will be laboratory based leading drug discovery projects. As a technical leader you will solve complex synthetic organic chemistry problems and support junior Organic Chemists in the lab.


Responsibilities include:


  • As a medicinal chemistry lead you will act as a subject matter expert on drug discovery projects.
  • Design creative and novel medicinal chemistry solutions.
  • Analyse large data sets and identify exploitable SAR.
  • Perform complex synthesis and purification on a range of novel drug molecules to support hit identification, hit to lead and lead optimisation campaigns.
  • Lead drug discovery projects supporting and coaching junior Organic Chemists.


Experience and Qualifications required:


Ideal candidates will be PhD qualified in Organic Chemistry and have experience in leading synthetic organic drug discovery projects. As a Medicinal Chemistry Lead you will have extensive experience in solving complex and challenging synthetic problems.



This is growing company with some fantastic facilities. The company offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package.


To apply please send your CV to Peter at Rowland Talent Solutions.






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