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Senior Scientist Medicinal Chemist

Company: Principia Biopharma Inc.
Location: South San Francisco
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Position Overview:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to chemistry efforts for project team(s), applying medicinal chemistry principles, SAR principles and structure based design to identify and optimize lead molecules.

  • Demonstrate mastery of synthetic chemistry problem solving skills, including hands-on chemistry to expedite preparation of target molecules and optimize strategies for rapid analog preparation and scaleup.

  • Effectively communicate results and maintain excellent records in laboratory notebooks

  • Assist in managing teams of chemists at CRO's

  • Work effectively across departments understand and support program needs.

  • Effectively communicate program progress at team and departmental levels.

  • Work with colleagues and legal department to establish and defend new Intellectual Property.

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD degree with a > 2 years industrial experience, or BS/MS with >7 yrs experience in medicinal chemistry.

  • Demonstrated synthetic chemistry expertise and problem solving skills.

  • Working knowledge of medicinal chemistry and structure based drug design principles.

  • Experience working with external chemistry vendors.

  • Discovery research experience in chemical library technology and screening preferred.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Enthusiastic and motivated team player with a can-do attitude.

  • Must have permanent US work authorization

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.




At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

Keywords: Principia Biopharma Inc., South San Francisco , Senior Scientist Medicinal Chemist, Other , South San Francisco, California

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