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Director of Chemistry (Drug Discovery) - San Diego, CA

Company: Kelly Services
Location: San Diego
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

--Director of Chemistry, Discovery Chemistry, San Diego, CAKelly Science is recruiting for an exceptional chemistry leader as Director of Chemistry to lead our Chemistry team and to drive multiple cutting-edge RNA editing drug discovery programs.Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a member of leadership team in the Company and provide strategic and technical leadership to the Chemistry team to advance drug discovery programs
  • Lead a team of chemists in design and syntheses of chemistry entities from early to candidate selections
  • Drive results in multiple programs
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams
  • Interpret, summarize, and present data at project team meetings
  • Make clear decision in a fast-paced drug discovery environment
  • Inspire, direct, and manage scientists, and move activities across multiple drug discovery programs forward in a timely mannerJob Qualifications:
    • Ph.D. in synthetic chemistry or related field
    • 8+ years of drug discovery experience in pharmaceutical industry with demonstrated success in leading programs from early stage to candidate nomination
    • Strong chemistry leadership
    • Expertise in organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry
    • Ability to critically analyze and interpret data, and effectively design SAR to improve leading compounds
    • A track record of evaluating and leading external collaborations
    • Collaborative, team-oriented mindset with strong oral and written communication skills
    • Successful track record in managing chemistry department/teams including Ph.D. Scientists and Research AssociatesPreferred Qualifications:
      • Experience leading teams and programs in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology setting
      • Demonstrated ability to lead and focus teams and drive results on a timely basis
      • Track record of innovative and creativity
      • Salary negotiable depending on--experience--Why Kelly--?Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests-it's the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.About Kelly--At Kelly, we're always thinking about what's next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we're a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world. Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.]]

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