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

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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.



 

Contact detail


How to apply:
Please apply online: http://www.basilea.com/Careers/
 
Send application to
For addtional information please contact Ms. Regina Herrmann

Basilea Pharmaceutica International Ltd.
Human Resources
Grenzacherstrasse 487
PO Box
4005 Basel
Switzerland
 

Job profile


Working hours
Full-Time
Contract duration
Permanent
Type of job
Group/Team Leader
Work experience
jobexperience is required
Region
Switzerland (Basel-Stadt)
Working place
4005 Basel
Area of expertise
Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Human medicine, Healthcare & Public Health, Chemical & Process Engineering