Medicinal Chemist

  • Salary: Competitive
  • REF Number: v-101350
  • Consultant: Georgia Barnes
  • Contact: 01246 457722
  • Date Published: 08.05.2024
  • Closed Date: 24.05.2024
  • Industry: Other, Chemical
  • Location: West London, Greater London, England
  • Functional Expertise:

CK Group are recruiting for a Medicinal Chemist to join a clinical stage oncology biotechnology company at their site based in West London on a permanent basis.

The Company:

Our client is developing novel tumour microenvironment targeted therapeutics. This is an exciting opportunity to join the therapeutics team at the beginning of its growth journey and to contribute to building and shaping the team to bring novel cancer treatments to patients.


This Medicinal Chemist role is located in West London.

Medicinal Chemist Role:

You will be a key part of the chemistry team overseeing the synthesis of novel compounds for drug discovery programs and managing the associated data.

Your main duties will be to:

  • Manage the synthesis of novel compounds with the potential to become pre-clinical candidates.
  • Tracking compound synthesis, compound storage and assay scheduling across multiple projects.
  • Manage chemical and biological data to support ongoing synthesis and understanding of SAR.
  • Collaborating with CROs.
  • Participate in project team meetings and present data to colleagues and management.

Your Background:

  • Ideally, PhD/MSc in Medicinal Chemistry, Organic Chemistry with some experience in drug discovery.
  • Strong synthetic chemistry skills and experience with a variety of synthetic techniques.
  • Experience of using chemistry/biology data handling systems, eg CDD, Dotmatics.
  • Experience with modern synthetic and analytical techniques, including HPLC, LCMS, and NMR.
  • Collaborative approach and the ability to operate successfully in both team environments and as a sole worker.
  • Able to multitask and prioritise projects to meet deadlines.


It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK. Please quote job reference 101350 in all correspondence.



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