Associate Director - Medicinal Chemistry in Menlo Park, CA

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

SRI International   •  

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Industry: Business Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 64 days ago

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Job Description

The Center for Medicinal and Synthetic Chemistry in SRI Biosciences, a Division of SRI International, invites applications for an Associate Director--Medicinal Chemist. The successful candidate should have an outstanding track record having contributed to multiple small molecule drug discovery and development programs. He/she should have pharma experience with up to dateknow how in hit-to-lead and lead optimization for potency, selectivity, ADMET properties and efficacy, ideally across multipletherapeutic areas. The successful candidate will work with a team to integrate a growing set of automation tools to create a world leading, cutting-edge small molecule drug discovery center.

There are extensive opportunities to collaborate with SRI scientists working in disease areas such as cancer, infectious disease, immunology, metabolism, and neurosciences as well as identify and build collaborations with researchers outside of SRI to foster interactions with academic and industrial partners. The ideal candidate should possess excellent managerial skills, work well in multi-disciplinary groups, be able to drive exploratory research projects forward while focusing on drug discovery, balance participation in multiple projects, ensure research timelines, and serve as a lead chemist for discovery teams.


--Ph.D. in Chemistry and at least 8-10 years professional experience

--U.S. Citizenship required

--Must have broad knowledge of synthetic chemistry; experience in drug development, structure-based design, parallel synthesis and library development, and lead optimization

--Experience in AI driven drug discovery, flow chemistry, chemistry automation, and high-throughput chemistry is a plus

--History of scientific achievement and scientific innovation demonstrated by publications and patents

--Demonstrated leadership skills

--Excellent written and oral communication skills

--Proven ability to work well in interdisciplinary team-based groups

Employment Status

Full Time

Other Requirements

--A post-offer, pre-laboratory placement physical examination may be required., --U.S. Citizenship required.


SRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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Valid Through: 2019-9-12