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Sanofi Group Research Scientist in San Francisco, California

Position Overview:

Principia is seeking a PhD level synthetic organic chemist to accelerate their drug discovery programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Designing and executing multi-step synthesis pathways toward key target molecules.

  • The candidate must possess excellent medicinal chemistry knowledge and be able to apply these concepts when evaluating and designing molecules.

  • The position also requires excellent synthetic organic chemistry knowledge and requires significant hands-on laboratory work.

  • Demonstration of high bench productivity and problem-solving skills is essential.

  • The candidate must have good scientific communication skills and be able provide synthetic chemistry advice across programs.

  • The position includes significant hands on laboratory work as well as managing external synthetic chemistry efforts.

  • Experience with management of CRO’s is preferred.

  • The candidate will interact with a multi-disciplinary research team including pharmacologists, biologists, and DMPK representatives.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills which facilitate knowledge sharing and scientific discussions is required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD in synthetic organic chemistry with 0 – 5 years of post-doctoral and/or pharmaceutical research experience OR

  • BS/MS with 8+ years experience in pharmaceutical research.

Restrictions: U.S. citizenship or a Green Card is required.

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