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Medicinal Chemistry Lead – Biotech

Newton Colmore Consulting is working with a biotech innovator in Cambridge who is looking for a drug discovery expert to join and lead their research 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 hands-on 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.

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.
  • A strong background in medicinal 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 beneficial.

This role is open to senior chemists with team leader experience looking to take the next step in their career, as well as more established leaders in the industry.

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 this could be a great destination for the next stage of your career.

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.

Employment Type
Beginning of employment
Duration of employment
Job Location
Working Hours
Monday to Friday
Date posted
14th January 2023
Valid through
6th June 2023
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Apply below or email directly: matthew.lowdon@newtoncolmore.com

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