Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Principal Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry

Job Description

Posted on: 
January 31, 2023

As a Principal Scientist at Recursion, you’ll be in a position to directly accelerate the timeline of getting drugs into the hands of patients who need them.


In this role, you will:

  • Build - In partnership with biologists, data scientists and others you will build projects across therapeutic models designed to translate phenotypic screening hits to preclinical assets with quality and speed
  • Lead - You will lead cross-functional drug discovery projects and medicinal chemistry efforts, as part of a nimble, highly efficient chemistry team
  • Collaborate - Work in a cross-functional matrix organization with biologists, chemists, data scientists, and engineers with a passion for drug discovery.
  • Communicate - Independently prepare impactful presentations for senior leaders and partners to allow for making informed data-based decisions
  • Achieve - Understand the critical path and provide high-quality results.

Job Requirements

  • PhD in synthetic organic or medicinal chemistry
  • 10+ years pharma experience in medicinal chemistry drug discovery with a strong record of productivity as demonstrated by publications/patents
  • Expertise in synthetic organic chemistry (experience working with CROs a plus)
  • Chemistry team leadership experience advancing hits to leads and candidate status
  • A thorough understanding of drug design principles, DMPK, IVIVC, toxicity, etc
  • Experience mentoring other chemists and cross-functional partners
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