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Medicinal Chemistry Lead - Drug Discovery - Cambridge

Cambridgeshire   •  Competitive package including bonus  •  Permanent, Full time


Medicinal Chemistry Lead - Drug Discovery - Cambridge

Newton Colmore Consulting are working with an exciting biotechnology start-up in Cambridge that has created a new role for an experienced medicinal chemist to join their drug discovery team.

This is an excellent opportunity where you will be able to make a real difference with your work, developing products that aim to improve the patient's life, taking therapeutics from inception all the way through to clinical trials.

You will be utilising your synthetic chemistry and drug discovery expertise to lead research projects, manage a multidisciplinary team of scientists and build upon a successful portfolio of therapeutics. The company's target time to market is two to three years and they are well backed by their parent organisation. This means that you get all the benefits and fun of working in a fast-paced start-up, coupled with long-term security.

The company are also looking at new ways to implement microfluidic technology and machine learning algorithms to speed up processes and improve accuracy.

This role will be reporting directly to the department head and you will be given freedom and autonomy to make a real success of the role.

To be considered for this exciting role you will need to have the following;

  • Significant experience working on drug discovery projects and a leading team of junior scientists.
  • A strong background in synthetic chemistry and interpreting large-scale and diverse data sets.
  • Ideally PhD-level educated in synthetic or medicinal chemistry.
  • Any experience with the protection of IP and familiarity with biology would be extremely beneficial.

In exchange for your skills and expertise, the company offer a highly competitive package and the chance to lead a team of up-and-coming scientists and bring new ideas to realisation. They also provide a bonus programme and healthcare/pension options.

For more information, please call Matthew Lowdon of Newton Colmore Consulting on 0121 268 2240 or make an application and one of our team will be in touch.

Newton Colmore Consulting is a specialist talent acquisition consultancy operating within the medical devices and biotechnology sectors. We have over ten years worth of expertise of placing candidates with our clients, globally. Our sole aim is to utilise this expertise and knowledge to maximise your chances of securing your ideal role with our clients.

Key words: Medicinal Chemistry Lead, Drug Discovery, Synthetic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Cambridge, Biotechnology, Research and Development, Therapeutics.


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  • Agency: Newton Colmore Consulting
  • Reference: 1115-MLE-4957BY
  • Posted: 15th July 2021
  • Expires: 12th August 2021

Newton Colmore Consulting

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