2 weeks ago

Group Leader - Medicinal Chemistry

Toulouse 58.7K - 76.8K Permanent

Job Reference: JPGL0507_1625490360

Group Leader, Medicinal Chemistry


Southern France


Paramount Recruitment are working exclusively with a leading player in the drug discovery field who are looking for a key member of their Medicinal Chemistry team in Southern France.


This company have been established for almost 30 years and has leading scientists, state-of-the-art technologies as well as key therapeutic expertise in neuroscience, immunology, metabolic diseases, oncology and infectious diseases. The company intends to develop best-in-class and first-in-class differentiated therapeutics and has long standing relationships with many of the world's top 20 pharmaceutical companies. They operate worldwide, but have their HQ in Europe along with more than 5 offices and 3000 employees.


Duties and Responsibilities:


* Effectively lead project teams, often in a cross-matrix environment, to achieve project goals consistently within set timelines and budget

* Drive the overall scientific and strategic direction of projects, and take responsibility for the successful execution of project plans

* Provide direct line management for the chemistry project teams, including performance management, career development and maintaining overall team and individual productivity

* Build and maintain professional working relationships with clients to agree and influence scientific direction and project plans and ensure successful outcomes for both parties

* Effective diplomatic communication of issues, changes of plan and progress both externally (client) and internally (within teams and to senior management)

* Regular reporting of scientific process as required by clients, including organising and presenting at client meetings both face to face and remotely

* Support the business in activities such as R&D, proposal writing, business development activities and recruitment

* Adapt scientific knowledge to resolve research problems encountered in achieving defined goals with assistance from line managers or other team leaders to meet internal and project deadlines

* Gather and diffuse pertinent news from the scientific literature in medicinal and organic chemistry

* Write and contribute to publications and patents where possible



Experience and attributes:


* PhD or Master's degree in organic chemistry or another relevant discipline with extensive experience working in medicinal chemistry

* Solid experience in using and interpreting data from modern computational chemistry

* Previous managerial experience is required, with a demonstrable ability to interact and collaborate with colleagues and external stakeholders, including those from other disciplines

* Clear evidence of successful and creative efforts contributing critically to the progression and success of research projects

* In-depth understanding of the drug discovery process and working knowledge of all essential drug discovery scientific disciplines (pharmacology, DMPK, formulation, safety etc) with ability to formulate this knowledge into coherent drug hunting solutions

* An excellent communicator with the ability to develop meaningful relationships internally and externally


Please don't hesitate to contact us at abagheri@pararecruit.com or apply to this advert for more information on this fantastic opportunity!


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