Scientist - Medicinal Chemistry
Location Basel, Basel-City, Switzerland Category Research & Development Job Id 202203-113182 Apply Now Save job Back to search results Previous job Next job Apply Now Save job JOB DESCRIPTION
In Roche s Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development organization (pRED), we make transformative medicines for patients in order to tackle some of the world’s toughest unmet healthcare needs.
At pRED, we are united by our mission to transform science into medicines. Together, we create a culture defined by curiosity, responsibility and humility, where our talented people are empowered and inspired to bring forward extraordinary life-changing innovation at speed.
The position is located in the Medicinal Chemistry Team in Pharma Research and Early Development, located in Basel, is part of Small Molecule Research.
We are a community of drug-hunters comprising of expertise in synthesis, design and purification, with a responsibility to convert hypotheses into innovative small molecules for treating diseases of highly unmet medical needs, closely collaborating with our broader therapeutic areas and functions.
A Scientist in Medicinal Chemistry belongs to a creative team accountable for driving medicinal chemistry projects. Your responsibilities include (but not limited to) the design, synthesis, and purification of novel compounds for potential clinical drug development.
You devise and implement state of the art scientific research through conducting laboratory experiments. By designing, planning and executing multi-step organic synthesis and purification of high-quality target molecules for biological screening you maintain a high level of productivity in the laboratory setting.
You maintain a current understanding of synthetic literature and methodology and you highlight and execute innovative chemistry.
We are dedicated to supporting our staff in the development of their knowledge and skills and offer further career opportunities where people demonstrate talent and aptitude.
We are looking for a chemist, PhD in Organic Chemistry with 0-3 years in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry. You have strong synthetic knowledge, analytical and problem solving skills.
You are able to work successfully in both a team / matrix environment as well as independently. You have flexibility to work on multiple projects with the ability to skillfully apply knowledge, utilize information and interpret data in a dynamic and efficient manner.
You have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with good level of fluency in English. You bring creativity, passion to learn and a willingness to grow.
Develop a strong foundation in medicinal chemistry principles, structure-activity relationship (SAR), pharmacokinetics (PK / ADME) and their application to molecule design.
Build an awareness of physicochemical and drug-like properties and their impact on developing molecules as drug candidates.
Actively participate in discussions and brainstorming, contributing to new proposals and ideas.
Work in a cross-functional matrix leadership, building strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of teams to enable higher performance.
Adhere to all company safety and compliance requirements.
Contribute to a learning environment, evolve best project practices, share learnings, be open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement.
Contribute to patent inventorship and support the generation of publications and patents.
As part of the project teams you liaise with project leader(s) in medicinal chemistry and report to a group leader in medicinal chemistry.
Roche commits to recognizing talent and aptitude. We prioritize encouraging and supporting our employees on their personal journeys by providing a safe, creative space to help them reflect, make decisions and grow in their career.
We are confident that we find the most innovative solutions by gaining different perspectives, asking and answering hard questions, and challenging the status quo.
Roche embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious yet enthusiastic way; we are devoted to building a team that represents a range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.
The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.
Who we are
At Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups.
Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.
Basel is the headquarters of the Roche Group and one of its most important centres of pharmaceutical research. Over 10,700 employees from over 100 countries come together at our Basel / Kaiseraugst site, which is one of Roche s largest sites. Read more.
Besides extensive development and training opportunities, we offer flexible working options, 18 weeks of maternity leave and 10 weeks of gender independent partnership leave.
Our employees also benefit from multiple services on site such as child-care facilities, medical services, restaurants and cafeterias, as well as various employee events.
We believe in the power of diversity and inclusion, and strive to identify and create opportunities that enable all people to bring their unique selves to Roche.
Roche is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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