Senior Medicinal Chemist

Taros Chemicals GmbH, a rapidly growing contract research organization, with 16 years of success in offering innovative, chemical-driven solutions, is located in the city of Dortmund’s prestigious "Technologie Zentrum”, in Germany’s Ruhr region. As we continue to expand our portfolio in medicinal chemistry services, we are looking for a seasoned medicinal chemist to coordinate our Medchem Division.
Senior Medicinal Chemist
In this position, you are expected to strategically coordinate the advancement of preclinical research projects. You will closely mediate the activities of scientists in multidisciplinary teams, in both pre-competitive and commercial set-ups. You will integrate diverse chemical and biological information to deliver the target product profile.
You will be working in a fast-paced environment, motivated by novel challenges and inspired by the deployment of innovative and creative solutions. You will have a proven track record in team management and supervision of large research groups. You will be expected to actively explore and initiate new and existing networks and establish collaborations with external partners.
Qualified candidates should have demonstrated experience in research design, collaboration planning and management, and progressing drug discovery projects and candidates to clinical development.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Research/collaboration planning and experimental design
  • Compound/library design, prioritization and data analysis
  • Collaboratively set chemistry/projects objectives to advance research programs
  • Management of chemistry resources across multiple projects
  • Presentation of research progress at meetings and communication with external collaborators  

Required Skills & Experience
  • PhD in Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry or related discipline
  • 8-10 years drug discovery experience in the industry
  • Proven track record from hit finding to clinical candidate selection
  • Excellent experimental skills and passion for chemistry
  • Demonstrated excellence in applying medicinal chemistry to address PK/ADME and toxicology issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Proven leadership record in coordinating a research team
  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously direct multiple, scientific endeavors
  • Proven high-level network in the field of medicinal chemistry

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Send application to
Taros Chemicals GmbH & Co. KG
Frau Menon-Tzalis
Emil-Figge-Str. 76a
44227 Dortmund
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: 2016-SMC-9635

About Taros Chemicals GmbH & Co. KG

Taros Chemicals ist ein seit 17 Jahren erfolgreich wachsendes Unternehmen im Bereich chemisch-technisch orientierter Dienstleistungen am attraktiven Standort „TechnologieZentrumDortmund“. Unsere Leistungen vermarkten wir international. Taros ist Konsortialführer „Chemie“ der European Lead Factory, einer EU Wirkstoffforschungsinitiative im Gesamtvolumen von € 196 Millionen.  

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