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senior director / vice president of medicinal chemistry

endogena therapeutics is seeking a highly motivated senior chemist to lead our medicinal chemistry operations. endogena is a privately held biotechnology company with operations in zurich (switzerland) and toronto (canada) and has developed a novel drug discovery platform on the concept of selective regulation of endogenous stem cells by small molecules for specific organs and tissues. endogena is employing artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to discovery and develop first-in-class endogenous regenerative medicines.
As an early stage company, endogena is looking for an energetic and experienced leader with a desire to work in a fast-paced and dynamic international team environment and help build a world class drug discovery company. The successful candidate will have extensive experience leading the discovery of novel small molecule therapeutics from initial hits through first-in-human trials. This position will be responsible for managing both internal and outscourced chemistry resources.

Experience and education requirements:
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry with 12+ years of experience in pharmaceutical / biotech industry
  • Demonstrated ability to lead small molecule drug discovery programs from initial hit through first-in-human trials
  • Experience managing internal and outsourced chemistry personnel, and in team/project leadership
  • Highly collaborative, self-motivated, team-oriented, with outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Genuine curiosity for novel approaches to improve the drug discovery paradigm and generate better candidate molecules
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills in challenges facing synthetic organic chemistry and drug discovery
  • Strong publication / patent record

endogena therapeutics offers competitive compensation package with stock options, incl. benefits, and thriving workplace with a stimulating environment and opportunity to broaden the horizon. For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter referencing the job title to

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