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Sr. VP - Medicinal Chemistry with a Leading Indian Drug Discovery Firm
Experience: 20+ Years
Location: Bangalore
Compensation: Rupees 45,00,000 - 65,00,000 P.A.
Education: Doctoral degree in Organic Chemistry / Medicinal Chemistry from a reputed university in India or abroad. 
Date Posted : 2 July 2013
Job Description

Principal Accountabilities: 

- Responsible for the medicinal chemistry in drug discovery & development process for the various business engagements and the organization.

- Conceptualizing & structuring processes and systems to ensure operational excellence in the organization.

- Responsible for the SAR & Lead Discovery in his/her organization.

- Scientific responsibilities include managing the team of Lead Chemists and support synthetic/medicinal and computational chemistry activities.

- Encouraging collaboration with computational and biology research groups to support a cohesive and build-in cross-functional scientific synergies for drug discovery process.

- Responsible for ensuring delivery time-lines and adherence to customer quality standards.

- Customer Relationship management.

- Collaborating with other Strategic Business Unit Heads in providing scientific knowledge and inputs supporting business growth.

- Partnering with HR in developing and building scientific competencies in the organization.

- Associating with CEO & Strategic Business Unit Heads in strategizing the drug discovery business and other businesses for the organization.

- Responsible for optimal utilization of resources in his/her organization.

- Responsible for driving career advancement plans, objective / goal setting, deciding on the Goals & Objectives for direct reports and ensuring a similar approach for down the line reporting in the organization.

- Revenue and budget management.

- Supporting implementation of various HR policies and procedures as published from time to time to ensure smooth functioning of the operations.

Desired Candidate Profile
- The incumbent should have a mixed experience of working both in a major Pharmaceuticals & Biotech environment.

- Spearheaded combinatorial chemistry and high-speed synthesis applications in drug discovery.

- Hands on experience in identification of lead and or clinical candidates from inception.

- Directed Medicinal and synthetic organic chemistry team in Lead Discovery and SAR development/optimization.

- Conversant in technology evaluation, assessing in-house and external scientific studies.

- The candidate should have demonstrated experience & success in New Drug Discovery process by interacting with computational chemistry and biology teams.

- The candidate should have demonstrated experience in managing reasonable portfolio of integrated programs in the last 3-5 years.

- The candidate should possess excellent judgmental and decision making capabilities.

- Strong networking skills with experts in academia & industry.

- The incumbent must be very collaborative & also well established in managing a large group of individuals / teams in mentoring & nurturing science.

- Extremely conversant with environmentally friendly processes and laboratory practices.

- The candidate must have penned publications & patents on New Chemical Entities (NCEs). 

Company Profile
A Leading Indian Life Sciences Company for their Drug Discovery Division.
Contact Details
Executive Name: Kanika Pathak
Telephone: 9911179427
Email Id: kanika@therecruiters.net
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