Position title
Head of Chemistry – Drug Discovery

Newton Colmore Consulting is working with a drug discovery innovator in Cambridge who is looking for a drug discovery expert to join their management team.

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

You will be utilising your medicinal 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 of working in a start-up environment, coupled with long-term security. You will be collaborating with academic and external partners, which includes the parent company’s site in the US.

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

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

  • Significant experience with leading drug discovery projects and a team of scientists.
  • An understanding of medicinal chemistry and interpreting 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 negotiable package tailored to you and the chance to lead a start-up’s R&D team and bring new ideas to realisation. They also provide a bonus programme and car allowance. The company invest heavily in their labs and people and so you will have the opportunity for further growth as a scientific leader.

For more information, make a confidential application now and a member of our team will be in touch with more information.

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: Head of Chemistry, Drug Discovery, Synthetic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Cambridge, Biotechnology, Research and Development, Therapeutics.

Employment Type
Beginning of employment
Duration of employment
Job Location
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Working Hours
Monday to Friday
Date posted
17th January 2023
Valid through
12th June 2023
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Apply below or email directly: matthew.lowdon@newtoncolmore.com

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