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Principal Scientist Medicinal Chemistry

Kelly Services
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
**Kelly Services is currently assisting our client to fill a Direct Hire Principal Scientist Medicinal Chemistry role in Bridgewater, NJ**

The Principal Scientist, Chemistry contributes to drug discovery efforts by applying medicinal chemistry concepts to effectively design and synthesize small molecules in support of internal lead optimization programs. The incumbent is responsible for independently planning and executing synthetic organic chemistry protocols to efficiently obtain desired targets for biological assays.

The selected candidate is also responsible for interpreting and communicating experimental results to his/her supervisor and the project team.

**Job Description:**


Primary duties/responsibilities:

Independently plans, initiates, and executes synthetic organic chemistry experiments and interprets and communicates results as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Maintains broad knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories related to synthetic organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry.

Contributes to the strategy and direction of successful drug discovery programs.

Manages and directs the efforts of chemists at contract research organizations (CRO).

Presents findings internally and externally to cross-functional teams.

Participates in the development and writing of patent applications and identifies patentable inventions.

Abides by all safety and regulatory guidelines.

Maintains a detailed laboratory notebook.

Performs other tasks as assigned.


Track record of consistent and successful drug discovery accomplishments (e.g., patent inventorship, conference presentations, and peer-reviewed publications).

Deep understanding of synthetic and medicinal and chemistry concepts with high lab productivity.

Experience with medicinal chemistry strategies to optimize the characteristics of molecules (e.g. potency, solubility, stability, absorption, etc.) to generate lead series and eventual clinical candidates.

Strong communication skills.

Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, matrixed, team environment.

Excellent planning, organization, and time management skills.

Minimum level of education and years of relevant work experience.

Ph.D. degree in a scientific discipline preferably in Organic Chemistry with 8-10 years relevant Pharmaceutical/ Biotech Industry experience


**For immediate consideration, please send your resume in a WORD document to**


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

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**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: 2021-11-01 Expires: 2021-12-02

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