Prinicipal Scientist – Medicinal Chemistry

Job location: Cracow
Ref no.: SEL/084

At the position You will provide scientific expertise and You will develop scientific programs towards design and synthesis of potential drug candidate.

The role of Principal Scientist is an opportunity to have a cross-functionally impact and to be a part of full drug discovery projects.


Your main tasks on the position:

  • Leading by strong initiative in the design and methodology in synthetic chemistry
  • Driving project activities and scientific strategies to meet project goals
  • Contributing to department/group discussions and initiatives
  • Exploring new science projects and /or business initiatives for Company’s consideration
  • Managing a multidisciplinary team to high productivity while cultivating an atmosphere of career growth and positive culture
  • Responsibility for the scientific team, including the synthesis and support design and the decision-making process based on the SAR studies
  • Responsible for contact with existing and potential clients, presentation of the project progress on scientific meetings and conference
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving for synthetic issues
  • Preparation of the internal reports, presentation for the teleconferences
  • Possibility to provide intellectual input in design and selection of the compound to be synthesized 


Your background should include:

  • MSc or PhD in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry
  • Min. 3 years of work experience in the field
  • Proven skills in the hit to lead and lead optimization phases of discovery
  • Self-starter and independent thinking
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Principles of biology and biochemistry would be beneficial
  • Team Leader experience will be a strong plus 


As standard You will receive benefit package, which consists of:

  • Work in a team of highly-qualified and experienced professionals
  • Opportunity for a rapid career development
  • Participation in challenging and ambitious projects
  • Selvita is an equal opportunity employer and provides pay and benefits that are competitive comparing to Polish salary standards
  • Package of benefits: private medical healthcare, Multisport Card, lunch subsidies, days with fruits, language classes refund
  • Possibility to take part in sports activities
  • Access to attractive infrastructure: fitness and spa zone in the building


Apply directly to and become next science passionate at Selvita!

Please add to subject line referral number SEL/084 Principal Scientist/Senior Team Leader – Medicinal Chemistry. 


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