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Associate Director, Medicinal Chemistry

Reference Number: 4087
Location: MA

Our client is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. They have asked us to assist them in their search for an Associate Director, Medicinal Chemistry.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Conceives, implements and manages medicinal chemistry strategies to achieve project and research goals.
  • Designs the highest quality kinase inhibitors to reach project objectives.
  • Effectively manages both internal and outsourced medicinal chemistry teams.
  • Collaborates across diverse functions within and across multidisciplinary project teams.
  • Strongly influences the development of testable hypothesis and prioritization of critical path activities to facilitate decision making and drive project progression.
  • Effectively communicates new project proposals, medicinal chemistry strategies, innovative ideas and results, both informally and in meetings with colleagues and management.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • PhD degree in organic/medicinal chemistry is required.
  • Must have a minimum of 8+ years of drug discovery experience in a pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology setting.
  • Requires a track record of success moving drug discovery programs through to clinical candidates.
  • Successful identification of kinase inhibitor clinical candidates is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery is required.
  • Requires demonstrated technical skills and scientific creativity in organic and medicinal chemistry, evidenced by a significant publication record in high impact chemistry journals, filed patents and presentations.
  • Must have solid experience implementing strategies across all stages of medicinal chemistry from hit identification, through to lead optimization.
  • Requires experience operating within strong multi-disciplinary teams and utilizing cross-functional information, such as biochemical activity, ADME and pharmacological data, to drive medicinal chemistry strategies.
  • Requires demonstrated experience in complex problem solving through in-depth analysis of data or situations.
  • Must have experience in managing internal and external chemistry teams.

If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 4087.  No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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