Director of Drug Discovery

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    Scientific and Preclinical

About – This role will lead drug discovery projects for small molecule therapeutics for an innovative company with a broad portfolio of projects in several therapeutic areas.


  • Lead the strategic direction for drug discovery projects for a broad portfolio of therapeutic areas including oncology, CNS and immunology.
  • Advance drug discovery projects from target selection and validation to lead identification and optimisation.
  • Clearly present data to and communicate effectively with both internal and external partners.
  • Manage a small team of scientists to deliver on project objectives.
  • Stay up to date with scientific literature.


  • PhD in Biology, Biochemistry or other relevant field.
  • Over 6 years of experience in industry focused on small molecule drug discovery (from target identification to lead optimisation).
  • Previous experience managing and mentoring junior scientists to deliver on project objectives.
  • Proven track record of publications and presentations.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Why apply?

The role is a great opportunity to have a lot of autonomy within an innovative organisation and provide strategic direction for an exciting and broad portfolio of projects.

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