(Senior) Scientists - Medicinal Chemistry

Posted on May 16, 2023

(Senior) Scientists - Medicinal Chemistry

Contract type :
Employment contract
Seniority Level:
Type of work:
Full office work
Job context

Selvita is a global integrated drug discovery partner for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries with laboratories in Poland (Krakow & Poznan), Croatia (Zagreb), and offices in Cambridge, UK, Greater Boston Area & San Francisco Bay Area in the US. The company offers drug discovery support at every stage of the early discovery phase up to the preclinical research phase.


Continuous recruitment – that’s about Selvita! We are focused on constant team growth and we hire new employees on an ongoing basis. The team growth rate correlates with the growth of the project portfolio we perform for our clients. We are a stable employer with a clear perspective for the future.


As a Medicinal Chemist, you'll play a vital role in the process of drug discovery projects, helping to create new and more effective medicines. Using a range of chemistry techniques and data analysis tools, you'll design and create new pharmaceutically active molecules to combat a particular disease or condition. You'll be working in a collaborative environment with a project team of scientists to understand and interpret the biological testing of the compounds that have been created. You'll also analyze the results of these tests to improve molecules until there is sufficient evidence that the selected molecule can be efficacious and safe for testing in people.


At Selvita, we work knowing that the research we do, makes an impact on human lives. 

(multiple vacancies)

Key tasks
  • Provision of expert advice regarding screening, cascade, establishment, and planning the work of synthetic chemists
  • Interactions with colleagues representing diverse scientific disciplines such as chemistry, biology, pharmacology, DMPK, and molecular modeling to facilitate project progression.
  • Data collection, analysis, writing reports, and giving presentations at project meetings.
  • Liaising with partners and clients and responding to queries about the research progress.
  • Offering support to the Selvita marketing team during teleconferences and in-person meetings with the Clients.
  • A Ph.D. or MSc degree in medicinal chemistry or organic chemistry.
  • Written and verbal proficiency in the English language is required.
  • Post-educational experience working in the drug discovery environment, preferably in large biotech or medium/large Pharma company.
  • Experience in the drug discovery process from hit-to-lead, lead optimization, up to the stage of clinical candidate nomination.
  • Deep knowledge of modern synthetic organic chemistry.
  • Familiarity with modern computational chemistry approaches.
  • Understanding of the biological basis of compound activity for selected indications.
  • Awareness of modern screening technologies.
  • Good understanding of in vitro and in vivo pharmacokinetic principles.
  • Experience in correlating the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of a compound.
  • Familiarity with in vitro and in vivo safety testing of NCEs.
The offer
  • Extensive research facilities and modern laboratories.
  • Daily cooperation and know-how exchange with an experienced research team.
  • Long-term cooperation is based on stable employment conditions and a clear career path.
  • Support of experienced mentors with international scientific experience
  • Benefits: private medical care, on-site fitness zone & subsidized sports card, lunch benefits & fruits in the office, on-site, subsidized kindergarten
  • Support in legalization and relocation from abroad.
  • Language courses (English & Polish).
  • Complex training programs.
  • Support & incentive bonus for completing Ph.D.
  • Various sports initiatives.
  • Referral program.
Medical care / health insurance Medical care / health insurance
Financial bonuses Financial bonuses
Soft skills trainings Soft skills trainings
Technical trainings Technical trainings
Language courses Language courses
Lunch vouchers Lunch vouchers
Other Other
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