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Scientist II Medicinal Chemistry

Company: Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

By clicking the "Apply" button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that I agree with Takeda's Privacy Notice, Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Job Description Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Scientist II, Medicinal Chemistry in our San Diego. Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Scientist II working on the GI Chemistry team, you will be empowered to develop novel and efficient strategies and address issues of target potency, selectivity and in vivo efficacy. A typical day will include: OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE Contributes to the design and synthesis of small-molecules for drug discovery projects in order to advance those programs into preclinical development ACCOUNTABILITIES * Develops novel and efficient synthesis strategies and coordinates research strategies and activities with team members * Designs synthetic targets for lead discovery and optimization to address issues of target potency, selectivity, animal pharmacokinetics, and in vivo efficacy * Utilizes contemporary structure-based methods, structure-activity relationships, and medicinal chemistry principles in the proposal and execution of innovative chemistry strategies * Conducts the synthesis of complex target molecules * Designs viable synthetic routes and performs literature searches in support of research * Creates relevant intellectual property for the company and contributes to patent authorship * May mentor Research Associates and/or Intern DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise * Demonstrates broad understanding of modern synthetic chemistry. * May act as a scientific resource in designing synthetic routes to key target compounds * Demonstrates effective project engagement skills Leadership * Capable of setting chemistry strategies, priorities and managing activities to deliver on objectives and milestones. * May mentor Research Associates and/or Intern. May lead a small team working together to drive lead optimization. May manage CRO chemistry resources. * Proven track record of scientific contributions in synthetic/medicinal chemistry as evidenced by quality and quantity of publications. Decision-making and Autonomy * Independently manages workload and expectations * Scientifically independent * May influence decision making within the department Interaction * Positive can-do attitude with excellent communication and collaboration skills and ability to work with cross-functional scientists. * Ability to clearly and concisely conveys ideas and opinions Innovation * Highly motivated and flexible with ability to work in fast-paced environment. * Ability to provide novel creative solutions to challenging problems. * Desire to learn and tackle new challenges and initiatives. EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: * PhD degree in a scientific discipline with 2+ years experience , or * MS with 8+ years experience, or * BS with 10+ years experience WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU: * 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan * Tuition reimbursement * Company match of charitable contributions * Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings * Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days * Community Outreach Programs Empowering Our People to Shine Learn more at takedajobs.com. No Phone Calls or Recruiters Please. #LI-KL1 Locations San Diego, CA Worker Type Employee Worker Sub-Type Regular Time Type Full timeSDL2017

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