Director Medicinal Chemistry

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    Scientific and Preclinical


As a Director of Medicinal Chemistry, you will play a vital role in leading a team of scientists and driving small molecule drug discovery projects. The role fits within an exciting company that supports innovate research and will provide the opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects.

Location: Belgium

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and mentor a team of scientists within the chemistry team.
  • Drive strategic direction of drug discovery projects from hit identification to preclinical candidate nomination.
  • Review and interpret experimental data to provide input for go / no-go decisions on projects with the senior leadership team.
  • Ensure project goals are met within given timeframes and budgets.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.


  • PhD in Chemistry or another related field.
  • Over 10 years within industry with extensive experience driving medicinal chemistry projects.
  • An in-depth knowledge of drug discovery from hit identification through to preclinical candidate nomination.
  • A solid understanding of pharmacology, both in vitro and in vivo.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, managing teams of scientists to deliver on projects.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in English.

Why Apply?

Join an innovative company to lead drug discovery efforts for a broad range of projects, driving strategy and managing diverse teams of scientists.

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