Senior Expert Scientist API Design (M/F)
vor 9 Tg.


Nestlé Skin Health is a global leader in improving the quality of life by delivering innovative medical solutions for the health of skin, hair and nails throughout people's lives.

Nestle Skin Health aims to meet the needs of healthcare professionals and consumers through constant innovation in technology and products to protect and improve the health of the skin and treat skin diseases.

Nestlé Skin Health is a subsidiary of Nestlé.

For our Strategic Innovation Group Rx based in the Lausanne region of Switzerland, we are currently looking for :

Senior Expert Scientist API Design (H / F)

In an innovative and dynamic environment you will be attached to the Head of API Discovery and will be :

Responsible for the global activities of Design and Evaluation of future oral and topical drug candidate molecules of SIG Rx.

Activities and responsibilities :

  • Recommends and contributes to the implementation of the Drug Design strategy of the SIG Rx Research for oral and topical projects.
  • Contributes to the evaluation and prioritization of projects in the SIG Rx Research portfolio.
  • Recommends the strategic outsourcing choices of Drug Design and evaluation activities and ensures the implementation of partnerships and technological solutions that best correspond to strategic choices.
  • Leads, organizes and contributes to the design and evaluation of innovative molecules for future drug candidates via CROs, for oral and topical projects in the portfolio Research SIG Rx.
  • Ensures the implementation of technological solutions best suited to strategic choices.
  • Leads interaction with CRO partners for all design components of future drug candidates for portfolio projects.
  • Ensures the level of quality needed for a future clinical evaluation.
  • Contributes to maximizing the value proposition of Research and Development projects.
  • Participates in defining the future strategic axes of SIG Research Rx.
  • Contributes to TI / TV activities to maintain an innovative and competitive research project portfolio for SIG Rx.
  • Contributes to the management of strategic collaborations with the university partners of the Research Department of SIG Rx.
  • Contributes to scouting, evaluation, licensing and / or internalization of molecules and / or projects in the different phases of Research and Development.
  • Contributes to the management of the global research budget of SIG Rx.
  • Contributes to the visibility of Nestlé Skin Health Research at international level (conferences, collaborations, KOL etc. ...).
  • Expected qualifications :

  • PhD in Organic Chemistry or PhD in Medicinal Chemistry.
  • Post-doctorate in an academic or industrial environment - preferably abroad.
  • Academic or experiential training in biology.
  • Academic or experiential training in pharmacokinetics.
  • Academic or experiential training in in silico modelling techniques.
  • Academic or experiential training in the drug discovery process.
  • Academic or experiential training in multidisciplinary team management.
  • You have minimum 15 years of expertise in the trade of Drug Design.
  • You have demonstrated an experience of innovation and significant achievement in the field of Drug Design as well as in the field of systemic, oral or injectable medicines.
  • You have conducted collaborative research programs with external partners.
  • You have good knowledge of fields biology / therapy areas and pathologies. Knowledge and experience in the field of dermatology pathologies would be an advantage.
  • You have good knowledge of the development processes and early clinical development in particular.
  • Excellent teaching and presentation skills are expected, as well as an excellent leadership capacity with a multicultural and multidisciplinary team.
  • You enjoy working in team
  • You have gained international recognition for your work (conferences, publications, patents).
  • You speak and write English fluently.
  • Location : Lausanne Region, Switzerland.

    Date : As of Q3 2018

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