Director of Chemistry

Job Title: Director of Chemistry
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2018-06-11
Reference: 77574
Contact Name: Max Robinson
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 12, 2018 15:49

Job Description

Director, Medicinal Chemistry - Pharmaceutical - Oxfordshire - Permanent

Are you are highly experienced Medicinal Chemist and interested in the prospect of providing Scientific leadership to exciting drug discovery projects? We are currently seeking a Director, Medicinal Chemistry to join a global pharmaceutical company at their R&D Facility in Oxfordshire.

  • Provide Scientific leadership and oversight for medicinal chemistry activities within small molecule discovery, from hit identification through to candidate selection
  • Leadership of drug discovery projects and definition of overall medicinal chemistry project strategy
  • Utilise medicinal chemistry data for the critical evaluation and selection of new targets
  • Act as an active member of the Senior Leadership team
  • Leadership, management and development of a team of highly skilled Chemists
  • PhD in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry
  • A successful track record of developing programs from hit identification through to candidate selection and clinical development
  • An extensive background in in medicinal chemistry, including structural based drug design
  • A strong understanding of cross functional scientific disciplines relevant to drug discovery
  • An innovator who is able to contribute ideas and motivate others
In return you can expect an excellent package including generous salary, bonus, car allowance, pension, 28 days holiday and a range of other benefits as well as the chance to develop your own career in an innovative environment.