Medicinal Chemist

  • Location

    East Midlands

  • Sector:

    Pharmaceutical, Organic Chemistry

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  • Salary:

    Highly Competitive

  • Contact:

    Peter Rowland

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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We are currently looking for a Medicinal Chemist to join a leading drug discovery company who work at the forefront of scientific research.

Our client works closely with big pharma, biotech and research intuitions across the globe giving opportunities for you to work on a range of exciting and challenging chemistry!


The role:

As a Medicinal Chemist you will design and conduct organic synthesis of novel molecular targets.


Within this Medicinal Chemistry role, you will apply your synthetic organic chemistry knowledge and experience to design complex and exciting molecular targets for a several key projects.




  • Design and carrying out organic synthesis.
  • Support and/ or lead a range of drug discovery projects.
  • Design and execute novel and complex synthetic routes to challenging chemical targets.
  • Work collaboratively with other teams and departments.
  • Write and review project reports.




Ideal candidates:


Will be PhD qualified in Organic Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry and have strong synthetic organic chemistry skills.

For a Senior Scientist role, you will have previous experience in designing and synthesising compounds for hit to lead and lead optimisation projects





The company offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package, which includes, a bonus scheme, a competitive pension scheme, private medical insurance and a generous relocation allowance.

They are passionate about the development and training of their staff and offer plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.






Key words: Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery, therapeutic, Synthetic, Synthesis,

Pharmaceutical, Chemistry, Senior Scientist, Chemist