Organic Chemist - Drug discovery (m/f)

Posted 13 January 2022
Job type Permanent
DisciplineLife Sciences

Job description

For our customer, a company in the field of medical genetics in Wädenswil we are looking for a

Organic Chemist - Drug discovery (m/f)

In this role you will join an international team and help to build up a new laboratory. You'll play a vital role in the process of drug discovery, contributing in the creation of new anticancer agents. Using a range of chemistry techniques, collaborating with our computational biologist, you'll design and create new active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Your tasks

  • Plan and conduct scientific experiments in the lab to create and refine target molecules
  • Undertake data analysis to assess the results of experiments and the characteristics of the molecules produced
  • Ensure the structure and purity of compounds are correct
  • Collaborate closely with our computational biologist, analytical chemist and project teams to contribute towards the pipeline objectives.
  • Contribute to the critical evaluation and selection of new targets
  • Publish science in high quality journals and publications
  • Give presentations on projects both at internal meetings and externally at conferences

Your profile

  • MSc or PhD in synthetic organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry
  • Experience in drug discovery and early development
  • Excellent understanding of related scientific disciplines that are relevant to drug discovery and early development such as target validation, pharmacology, SBDD, ADME, large scale synthesis, structural biology, drug safety/toxicology
  • Record of publication in scientific reviewed journals and patents
  • State of the art organic synthesis knowledge, purification and analytical characterization including HPLC, MS and NMR
  • Eager to build up a new laboratory and work in an international team

Your application
Please apply online. For further information about the position, please contact your Kelly recruiter, Mrs Simone Mumbauer, PhD (+41 44 225 41 12).