Principal Investigator in Organic Chemistry

Location Wroclaw, Poland
Employment type Full-time
Offer description



ExecMind is a Life Science Executive Search company focused on the recruitment of top scientists and management in global biotech and medtech industries.

We are proud to collaborate with a European innovative biotechnology company, which is looking for:


Principal Investigator in Organic Chemistry


Location: Poland


We are looking for an established and skilled scientific leader, with substantial experience in the biotech industry who will play a strategic role in guiding the organic chemistry department, which operates in ligand-based and structure-based design of small molecules.


This position will be part of the core leadership within discovery chemistry and oversees internal and external medicinal chemistry resources to advance small molecule drug discovery projects to critical decision-making milestones, from target validation, hit identification to clinical candidate selection.


This is a wonderful opportunity for someone highly motivated and proactive, to join a Company developing world-changing therapies in oncology.

  •  Contribute to medicinal chemistry global strategy, vision and operation,
  • Leading chemistry team through good scientific judgment and smooth project execution in collaboration with a cross-functional research team,
  • Active engagement in preclinical drug development,
  • Stays informed on trends and emerging developments regarding research and development in the fields of oncology and immuno-oncology,
  • Communicates science and strategy effectively in a variety of internal and external settings.
Required skills
  • Ph.D. in an organic chemistry and proven industrial experience in organic /medicinal/synthetic chemistry (research institutes, academia or biotechnology industry,
  • Demonstrated track record of being a leader of a research group, with hands-on experience in managing science teams towards the delivery of novel therapeutics (international experience is preferable),
  • Experience in scientific project management and grant acquisition,
  • Strong experience in lead generation strategies (structure-based, fragment-based drug design) and exposure to a broad range of therapeutic targets and chemical modalities,
  • Excellent expertise in working with small molecule drug candidates, especially in oncology,
  • In-depth expertise in preclinical drug development,
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent and passionate research and development teams,
  • Opportunity to work on ground-breaking pre-clinical drug discovery programs,
  • Full time employment with an attractive salary and benefits package (e.g. private medical care, stock options, subsidy to sports activity package),
  • Friendly and open-minded work atmosphere,
  • Relocation support if needed.


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Last modified Wednesday, April 28, 2021