Investigator, Medicinal Chemistry

Collegeville, PA
June 18 2021
Organization Type
Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence Posted Date: Jun 18 2021 We are currently looking for highly motivated organic chemists to join our Medicinal Chemistry team in suburban Philadelphia. Our group partners with program teams across GSK's research units to deliver high quality small molecules, from hit generation through late stage lead optimization. The successful applicant will become fluent in these areas of medicinal chemistry while working as part of a highly productive team to design and synthesize developable drug molecules. The role involves, to differing degrees, medicinal chemistry data analytics, designing compounds to test medicinal chemistry hypotheses, synthetic organic chemistry to support both medicinal chemistry and/or candidate selection and championing technological advances. The candidate will be fully dedicated to organic chemistry and synthesis within the Med Chem organization, demonstrating expertise in modern synthetic technologies and/or methodologies Key responsibilities: apply the principles of medicinal chemistry, including high throughput experimentation and modern cheminformatics approaches. Interpret emerging data and independently propose a modification of plans or hypotheses to meet a goal. Be an proponent of high throughput chemistry technologies to solve chemistry challenges. The candidate will continually drive innovation through application of recent developments in the field and identify opportunities to develop novel contributions when appropriate. The candidate is responsible for patent and publication write-ups when appropriate. Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Synthetic Methodology Development, Synthetic Organic Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry Experience in modern synthetic organic chemistry methods Experience executing multi-step syntheses Record of peer-reviewed publications, patents, or presentation Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Scientific Postdoctoral experience and/or 1-5 years industrial experience High-throughput experimentation experience Data analytics and cheminformatics experience Track record of working effectively in a team environment Values and Expectations Self-aware; seeks ways to improve personal and scientific skills An ability to work with other scientific disciplines to drive results. Has the courage to take on ambitious goals and move forward at pace. Excellent written and oral communication skills Proactive and self-motivated Strong interpersonal skills High learning agility and curiosity to learn and adopt new technologies Highly organized with strong attention to detail and a focus on quality results Why GSK? Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities: Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk. Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution. Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning. Sustaining energy and well-being Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations. Budgeting and cost-consciousness Where We Are GSK's US R&D Hub is located in Upper Providence, PA in the Philadelphia suburbs. Just 35 miles from Philadelphia International Airport, the Upper Providence site is home to over 3,000 of our R&D staff. With the concentration of such a large number of scientists you will find a culture that inspires innovation and collaboration, emphasizes professional development, and maintains a strong focus on the patients that are at the end of everything we do. GSK enjoys the proximity to renowned educational and medical research institutions in Philadelphia, recently dubbed “Cellicon Valley” for the emergence in the medical research and biotech sector with the city and surrounding areas. 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