MC/0322 - Medicinal Chemists

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Posted: 25/03/2022 16:37
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Competitive
Location: Cambridge UK
Level: Research Associate
Deadline: 30/06/2022 23:59
Hours: 37.50
Benefits: Comprehensive Benefits Package
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

Job Type: 3 year fixed term contract

We have exciting opportunities for talented lab-based medicinal chemists keen to work on FBDD in close collaboration with computational chemistry, structural biology, biology and DMPK scientists. Positions are open, for highly motivated PhD chemists, at an early stage in their career, with a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry. Based within the medicinal chemistry department, you will be part of a diverse and dynamic team with a culture of innovation and a mission to discover new medicines. 

Principal Responsibilities

  • You will apply your creativity and your synthetic chemistry expertise towards the design and synthesis of novel, high-quality, target molecules.
  • You will learn about state-of-the-art high-throughput synthesis technology and apply this to evolve fragment hits into potent lead molecules in our world class chemistry automation lab.
  • You will have the opportunity to learn cutting-edge, computational structure-based drug design tools and apply them to drug discovery projects.
  • You will support the safe day to day running of Astex’s chemistry laboratories


  • PhD in synthetic organic chemistry with strong practical laboratory synthesis skills.
  • Track record of solving challenging organic synthesis problems
  • Good awareness of state-of-the-art synthesis methodology
  • Excellent teamworking and communication skills
  • A passion for developing new medicines

Why Astex

We offer excellent training and career development opportunities as well as highly competitive salary and benefits package.  The company is situated 2.5 miles from Cambridge City centre. Cambridge Science Park has onsite sports facilities and excellent transport links to London. At Astex we embrace diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse Company representing all backgrounds, harnessing industry-leading scientific innovation and behaviours.

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