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Executive Director Medicinal Chemistry

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
**Executive Director Medicinal Chemistry**

Genetic medicine company focusing on base editing of mRNA transcripts and oligonucleotide-based therapeutics. We discover and develop innovative therapeutics that can precisely target mRNA. Our mission is to provide effective and safe therapeutics to patients who suffer from currently undruggable diseases.

We are well-financed by a syndicate of renowned VC firms, and our brand-new facility is located in San Diego, California.

We are seeking an exceptional leader as Executive Director, Medicinal Chemistry to lead the internal medicinal chemistry team and external collaborations. The job responsibilities include:

+ Serve as a member of senior leadership team in the Company.

+ Provide leadership to the internal medicinal chemistry team and external collaborators in drug discovery.

+ Provide operational leadership to the team.

+ Lead day to day activities.

+ Collaborate with the cross-functional teams to move programs forward in a fast-paced environment.

+ Interpret, summarize, and present research findings at internal and external scientific meetings.

+ Develop budget and staff projections for the team.


+ Ph.D. in synthetic chemistry or related field

+ 15+ years of experience in pharmaceutical and/or biotech industry in medicinal chemistry.

+ Demonstrated success in drug discovery.

+ Expert knowledge in synthetic organic chemistry and drug discovery

+ Demonstrated track record in leading chemistry teams and external collaborations.

+ A track record of evaluating and leading external collaborations

+ Collaborative, team-oriented mindset with strong verbal and written communication skills

+ DMPK experience is a plus.


+ Pay commensurate with experience.

+ 401k with company match

+ Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and FSA

+ Performance based bonuses

+ PTO and Holidays

**Work authorization:**

+ United States (Required)

For immediate consideration, email resume directly to the recruiter:


**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2021-04-16 Expires: 2021-06-17

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