Monday, July 12, 2021

Job posting: Director/Senior Director, Medicinal Chemistry, Proteovant Therapeutics, Philadelphia, PA

From the inbox, a position with ProteoVant Therapeutics in Philadelphia: 

Reporting to: Head of Discovery Chemistry  

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive medicinal chemistry efforts on multiple projects in oncology and other disease areas from hit ID through candidate selection
  • Co-lead each drug discovery project team with a biology colleague, driving scientific strategy & decision-making, target design & synthesis, lead optimization, and budgetary proposals
  • Develop creative solutions to challenging program issues. Contribute as a senior medicinal chemist to scientific problem solving for programs across the organization
  • Supervise chemists at overseas CROs to expeditiously deliver high quality compounds for biological evaluation
  • Supervise internal medicinal chemists


  • Ph.D. in organic chemistry or related field with 8-12+ years of experience as a medicinal chemist at a pharmaceutical or biotech company
  • Demonstrated success as a drug hunter with significant contributions to advancing a drug discovery program from initial hits to a development candidate
  • Experience leading drug discovery project teams
  • Highly proficient in synthetic chemistry and medicinal chemistry. Experience with SBDD, FBDD, DEL, protein degradation, and/or other technology platforms is highly desirable

Full ad here. Best wishes to those interested. 

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