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Organic Chemist

Our client is a pioneer in Drug Discovery and Development and one of the frontrunners in Personalised Healthcare. As the world`s largest R&D spender in the pharmaceutical and diagnostics domain, they work in a vast number of drug discovery & therapeutic areas and are highly recognized internationally. 

We are currently looking for an Organic Chemist (Preclinical Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls function) for a 12-month contract (with possibility for extension) based in Basel, Switzerland.

Main Responsibilities:

  • You will be part of a team of process research, scale-up & supply chemists, purification and analytical sciences experts.
  • Supporting a diverse portfolio of small molecule, peptides and nucleic acid discovery projects.
  • Develop synthetic routes for small molecules suitable for early toxicological and clinical phase I campaigns.
  • Be accountable for the scientific and technical excellence of the work performed within your area of responsibility.
  • You stay abreast of developments and trends pertinent to small molecule process R&D and supply.
  • Attend relevant conferences, build strong internal and external relationships to maintain a strategic understanding of the process R&D technology environment and recommend priorities.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required
  • PhD in organic synthesis
  • 3 or more years of experience in small molecule chemical process R&D ideally in Pharma industry
  • Sound understanding of the drug development process and a good knowledge of key aspects and scientific methods used to synthesize new drug candidates
  • First experience in route scouting and scale-up of new drug candidates is a critical asset.
  • Fluency in English is a must; knowledge in German is of advantage
  • Experience in using automated lab reactors is an advantage
  • Ability to guide the work of others and operate in agile teams. You can lead and motivate others, as well as prioritize and coordinate their work through to successful outcomes.

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