Group Leader Required

Group Leader (Medicinal Chemistry), Nottingham, UK

Operating from state-of-the-art research facilities in Loughborough and BioCity, Nottingham, UK, Charnwood Molecular is a leading Contract Research Organisation, providing medicinal chemistry, process research and other synthetic chemistry services to the global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries.

As part of an ongoing expansion to meet the rising demand for our services, we are now looking to recruit an exceptional individual to contribute to the leadership and management of our project teams at BioCity.

Reporting directly to the Head of Medicinal Chemistry, you will be a key member of our leadership team; your role will involve the design and implementation of new synthetic routes, supporting the day-to-day activities of your team of research chemists, and liaising directly with our clients and collaborators.

Candidate specification:

A BSc, Masters or PhD degree in synthetic organic or medicinal chemistry along with at least 10 years of relevant experience within a biotech, pharmaceutical or contract chemical research organisation.

Previous experience of successfully leading small- to medium-sized teams of medicinal and synthetic chemists in the delivery of drug discovery projects at the hit to lead or lead optimization stages is essential.

A thorough understanding of the principles of modern day drug discovery, including the importance of physicochemical properties and multiparameter optimization in compound design.

An understanding of the role of DMPK and toxicology in drug discovery would be beneficial. A good knowledge of the biological concepts underpinning the drug discovery process is also desirable.

At Charnwood Molecular we recognise that a company’s real strengths lie in the people that it employs. Our strategy is to recruit the most talented individuals to bring a wealth of creative talent to our team. This is a permanent role offering an competitive salary, benefits and training package, including company pension scheme and medical insurance.

If you have the drive and ambition to help shape the development of a dynamic research-led company located in the heart of the vibrant City of Nottingham, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Please note that all applicants should be eligible to work in the UK.

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