Drug Discovery Associate Director

Job title: Drug Discovery Associate Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hertfordshire
Salary: Well paid
Reference: BH-132035
Contact Name: Charles Leach
Phone Number: 44 161 942 4000
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Drug Discovery Associate Director – Hertfordshire – Permanent

Small molecule drug discovery has many aspects of research, development and upscale. My client, a leading R&D service company is currently seeking the expertise of a Drug Discovery Associate Director to be leading their established diverse drug R&D service capabilities, focusing on synthetic and medicinal chemistry. The company also has established experts in biology, DMPK, and isotopically labelled metabolism, chemical & pharmaceutical development to clinical development.  This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated, synthetic chemistry leader to become an integral part of a drug discovery team at an exciting R&D focused company with diverse programs in drug development.
Drug Discovery Associate Director Key Responsibilities:
  • Support and drive synthetic chemistry for small molecule drug discovery projects from hit-finding, through lead generation and lead optimization to candidate selection, utilizing in-house resources and jointly with company sites and Clients.
  • Provide some wet chemistry support, as appropriate within the functional area.
  • In a multidisciplinary environment, solve problems of high complexity for assigned projects and / or synthetic chemistry initiatives.
  • Through scientific leadership and collaboration with colleagues, provide clear data analyses, actionable hypotheses and ideas to lead the overall project.
  • Present plans, tactics and achievements to external partners and to internal stakeholders including project and senior management.
  • Lead development of new technologies or methodologies.
  • Contribute to effective team planning and mentor less experienced staff on core functional technical and procedural matters. Line management of a small group scientists.
 Drug Discovery Associate Director Key Requirements:
  • A PhD in synthetic chemistry with a minimum of 7 years of experience in a world-class small molecule drug discovery organisation.
  • Deep understanding of organic chemistry, new synthetic methodologies and new technologies.
  • Evidence of ability to effectively contribute to multi-disciplinary scientific teams.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills in a multidisciplinary, fast paced organisation.
  • Experience of leading small teams would be advantageous.
  • Understanding of discovery process chemistry would be advantageous.
This permanent position as a Drug Discovery Associate Director is available immediately and offers the right individual an unparalleled platform for career progression with a company that invests in their employees. If you meet the requirements and are looking for the next challenge in your career, please call Charles on 07967536895 for further details.

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