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Open Rank Scientist/Senior Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry

Beijing, China
Closing date
Oct 25, 2022
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Key Responsibilities

  • Participate or act as a leader in the drug discovery programs, executing on program goals and strategies.
  • Carry out research on the design and synthesis, purification and characterization of high-quality drug candidates for target validation, hit-to-lead, and lead optimization projects.
  • Develop and apply innovative synthetic and medicinal chemistry problem solving skills to build structure-activity relationships.
  • Work in a team environment to design biologically active molecules and conduct SAR studies and analysis to meet the project goals.
  • Collaborate with computational chemistry group to develop structure-based target molecules for projects. Provide scientific mentorship and technical training for team members.
  • Supervise and manage external chemistry teams to execute chemistry plans.
  • Establish scientific excellence including file patent applications and publish scientific findings.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. in organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, or related disciplines.
  • Strong background and experience in organic synthesis (methodology, catalysis, total synthesis etc) is required, along with proven track records of solving complex problems.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with other members of the team in a dynamic and highly collaborative environment.
  • Prior working experience in pharmaceutical, biotech, or CRO companies is a plus.


  • Beijing, China


Global Health Drug Discovery Institute (GHDDI) in Beijing is jointly founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Tsinghua University and Beijing Municipal Government. GHDDI aims to build a transformative drug discovery and translational platform with advanced biomedical research and development capabilities. It is an independent, not-for-profit organization with a broad interest in addressing global health concerns, regardless of financial incentives, and intends to focus its efforts on tackling the world’s most pressing disease challenges faced by many developing countries.

GHDDI provides comprehensive compensation and benefit packages as well as a growing, robust and diverse work environment for motivated and talented individuals who share GHDDI’s vision, and are committed to making a difference in science and human healthcare.


If you are interested in these exciting opportunities at GHDDI, please submit your CV with a cover letter to .

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