Senior Medicinal Chemist

01 Mar 2018
29 Mar 2018
Edward McNulty
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking for a Medicinal Chemist to join a leading company based in the Berkshire area. As the Medicinal Chemist you will be responsible for small molecule drug discovery projects to critical decision making milestones, from target validation to pre-clinical candidate selection and beyond. The role will encompass medicinal and synthetic chemistry and may, depending on the experience of the candidate, also involve strategic leadership.


Your duties as the Medicinal Chemist will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Driving medicinal chemistry strategy and delivery of project milestones in NCE discovery

2. Fostering innovation, forging strong internal and external cross-functional collaborations; scientific cross-fertilisation of the laboratories beyond the immediate area of project responsibility

3. Development of drug discovery capabilities, establishment and monitoring of external collaborations

4. Provide support for in- and out-licensing activity and contribution to a strong portfolio of novel therapeutic targets and projects


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Medicinal Chemist we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant degree in a Organic chemistry or Chemistry with Organic focus.

2. Proven industry experience and sound knowledge of computational chemistry, chemoinformatic, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics (DMPK) with detailed understanding of, and commitment to novel enabling technologies and ways of working in order to truly advance medicinal chemistry discipline to achieve high productivity.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with scientific leadership and delivery of results with proven creative problem solving skills, sound scientific judgement. Senior level applicants with significant industrial experience should have a track record of efficient delivery of medicinal chemistry programs.

Key Words: Medicinal | Chemistry | Medicinal Chemistry | Organic | Synthetic | Drug Discovery | Drug Development | Pharmaceutical | Manager | Senior| Expert |

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for our talent development. We welcome applications for any applicant who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors, and is made up of a collaboration of recruitment processionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.

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