Medicinal Chemistry Scientist / Lab Head (m/f)


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Medicinal Chemistry Scientist / Lab Head (m/f) – full-time – location Vienna

Our client is an international clinical-stage biotechnology company. For the Vienna site we are looking for a Medicinal Chemistry Scientist / Lab Head (m/f) on full-time basis. Our client´s main focus is on Research & Development of new chemical entities (NCEs) for human use to treat indications with high unmet medical need. The company is currently prospering and growing. If you want to be part of this thrilling and at the same time challenging innovative world, here is what we offer:

Our offer

  • Highly responsible and diversified position in a well-established international biotech company
  • Innovative and professional scientific work surrounding
  • Possibility for personal development and growth
  • Room to build one´s professional space in the context of the company´s progress
  • Dynamic and flexible corporate culture
  • Familiar working atmosphere
  • Flexible working times
  • Competitive remuneration


  • Managing of and actively working in a Medicinal Chemistry laboratory with focus on:
    • Syntheses of new chemical entities
    • Optimization of synthesis procedures
    • Scale-up of selected NCEs
  • Analyzing NCEs with NMR, MS and HPLC and scientifically interpreting results
  • Keeping up to date with synthesis expertise – making recommendations for new standard procedures
  • Supporting the whole MedChem group in the daily business, e.g. managing projects with external CMOs
  • Writing and reviewing of laboratory reports and patents
  • Leading a small group of Scientists and occasionally substituting Lab Head colleagues


  • University degree (PhD) in Chemistry (preferably Organic Chemistry)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in organic synthesis in combination with leadership experience is a prerequisite
  • Passion for practical hands-on work and for solving analytical / pharmaceutical challenges
  • Ability to quickly step into a new area of drug research
  • Willing and able to take over responsibility for the lab on a short notice
  • Scientific approach with good sense for priorities
  • Ability to work independently, to plan, organize and react flexibly if needed
  • Good understanding of multidisciplinary complexity
  • Declared and passionate team player
  • Motivated and mature personality
  • Very good organizational and communication skills
  • Highly reliable and responsible personality
  • Fluency in English and good command of German

The minimum salary for this position in accordance with the “Austrian Collective Agreement for Chemical Industry” is € 3.717,75 gross per month but will be overpaid depending on the actual qualification of the candidate. We explicitly express our client´s willingness to offer a competitive salary in line with the market and considering your qualification, experience and individual competencies.

Does our description meet your expectations concerning your next career step? Then please send us your CV plus an informative motivation letter and convince us that you are the best candidate for this position. We are looking forward to receiving your application at


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