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PhD in organic and medicinal chemistry as Head of Chemistry (F/M)

Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX:BSLN). Through its fully integrated research and development operations the company focuses on the development of innovative antibiotics, antifungals and oncology drugs, targeting the medical challenge of rising resistance and non-response to current treatment options.
To strengthen our Research Department, we are looking for a highly motivated

Head of Chemistry.

Your tasks
  • Lead the medicinal chemistry group; report to the Head of the Research Department
  • Member of the research management team; contribute to the discovery strategy and to research management
  • Responsible for resource allocation; closely collaborate with the chemistry resources at Basilea China
  • Manage cost center budget
  • Ensure efficient and appropriate optimization and profiling of compounds to obtain candidates with drug-like properties and the desired pharmacological profile
  • Project leader or chemistry leader in project teams; identify and meet time lines, milestones and decision points within projects
  • Responsible for accurate documentation and protection of IP
  • Present research results to internal and external partners
Your profile
  • PhD in medicinal/organic chemistry
  • At least 10 years’ experience in pharmaceutical and/or biotech industry in a multi-disciplinary drug discovery setting
  • Experience in the fields of oncology and/or anti-bacterials
  • Solid understanding of pharmacology
  • A proven track record of taking projects from screening through lead optimization to clinical candidates
  • Demonstrated leadership and project management experience
  • Excellent people management and interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a wide range of people and build strong positive relationships
  • Good  communication, presentation and reporting skills
  • Fluent English (oral and written), German language skills are advantageous
We offer an interesting and varied work environment in a dynamic future-oriented enterprise with a highly motivated team, a competitive salary and benefits.
We look forward to receiving your online application including your complete documents. For additional information please contact Ms. Regina Herrmann.

How to apply:
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For addtional information please contact Ms. Regina Herrmann

Basilea Pharmaceutica International Ltd.
Human Resources
Grenzacherstrasse 487
PO Box
4005 Basel
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: JV-6559

About Basilea Pharmaceutica International AG

Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX:BSLN) is a biopharmaceutical company with headquarters in Basel, Switzerland and subsidiaries in China and four European countries. Our mission is to discover, develop and commercialize new innovative therapies for high medical needs focusing on the hospital and specialty pharmaceutical areas. The company’s current research and development activities are...

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