Synthetic Organic Chemist (Medicinal Chemistry)

One-year fixed-term contract at Eurofins Selcia drug discovery UK Limited, Ongar, Essex, UK

Job reference: 
ESDD/01/0219
Closing date: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

Eurofins Selcia Drug Discovery UK Limited provides contract research services in Integrated Drug Discovery, Medicinal Chemistry, biology and ADME We specialise in delivering challenging synthesis and medicinal chemistry projects and are particularly proud of our track record in problem solving. We have many regular customers throughout the world including many of the leading international life-sciences companies.

Synthetic organic chemist – medicinal chemistry – one-year fixed-term contract

Our successful Medicinal Chemistry Group is based on a foundation of strong synthetic execution skills combined with a fundamental understanding of key factors in drug discovery, such as structure-activity relationships, the interpretation of biological data, the importance of physicochemical properties, and a profound general knowledge of drugs and their activities. The Group has delivered clinical candidates and backup compounds in multiple therapeutic areas.

We are currently seeking a PhD or Graduate educated synthetic organic chemist with a passion for bench work to join our Medicinal Chemistry Team on a minimum of a one-year fixed-term contract. A strong industrial background in Medicinal Chemistry (plus experience of molecular modelling) would be advantageous but not essential.

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will be responsible for synthesising compounds with desirable biological activities in support of hit to lead and lead optimisation projects. Strong synthetic execution skills including multi-step organic synthesis and compound purification/characterisation techniques are essential. You should also have good communication skills together with efficient scientific record-keeping practices.

Candidate profile

You are a key team player with the ability to deliver results within tight deadlines. You possess excellent inter-personal and communication skills, combined with a strong customer-focused approach. The ability to co-ordinate within interdisciplinary teams would be an asset. In return, Eurofins Selcia Drug Discovery offers an excellent comprehensive total reward package.

How to Apply

Are you the person we are looking for? Please download our application form and submit it along with your CV and covering letter together with our job application form. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. (No Recruitment Agencies please).

Selcia Limited is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.