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Investigator (PhD) - Medicinal Chemistry
  • Requisition ID: WD177531
  • Position: Full time
  • Open date: Aug 1, 2018 2:21 PM
  • Functional area: Science and Technology
  • Location:
    TO_BE_DETERMINED, To Be Determined
  • Required degrees: Phd/Doctorate
  • Experience required: 2 years
  • Relocation: No

Your Responsibilities:
We are seeking a highly motivated organic chemist to join our hit to lead medicinal chemistry group in Collegeville, PA.  Our group partners with program teams across GSK’s therapy area units to deliver high quality small molecule starting points for lead optimization.  The successful applicant will become fluent in hit to lead medicinal chemistry and hit identification tactics, while operating independently as a highly productive and knowledgeable synthetic chemist.  Initial responsibilities will include the design and synthesis of improved analogs of screening hits.  Where appropriate, the successful applicant may lead a small team in these chemistry efforts, and will also work closely with program leaders and screening scientists to advice on the hit selection and qualification process.  The ability to communicate effectively is essential as the chemist will be interfacing with the multiple business partners in drug discovery.

Why You?

Basic qualifications:

• PhD in Chemistry
• Expertise in state-of-the art synthetic organic chemistry
• Demonstrated ability to problem solve
• Record demonstrating excellence in chemistry (e.g. publications, patents, presentations)

Behaviors & competencies:  
• Proactive, self-motivated, and organized
• Ability to work collaboratively
• Ability to communicate in written and verbal form
• High learning agility

Preferred qualifications:
• 1-5 years postdoctoral experience and/or industrial experience
• Expertise in both synthetic methodology development and total synthesis
• A basic understanding of medicinal chemistry concepts

Behaviors & competencies:
• Track record of working effectively in a team environment
• Experience developing other individuals (e.g. supervising a student)

Why GSK?:
At GSK, our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Our three world-leading businesses research and deliver innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. We need a talented and motivated workforce to deliver against our strategy. To achieve this, we strive to attract the best people and to create an environment that empowers and inspires.

Contact information:
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