Senior/Principal Scientist - Medicinal Chemistry

United Kingdom, Midlands Region

Aspire Life Science is currently recruiting for a Principal Scientist – Medicinal Chemistry with the option of several locations across the United Kingdom.

The company itself provides integrated drug discovery services, with a diverse range of services including Medicinal Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Bioscience, DMPK and Discovery Toxicology capabilities.

Our client is a highly respected, successful and award-winning company that attracts world-class scientists. Although they continue to attract external investment and have grown considerably, they have proudly retained their people-first culture and a dynamic and exciting work atmosphere.

We would welcome the opportunity to connect and provide further details if you feel this is the right role for you!


  • Designing and executing complex synthetic routes in a proactive, efficient manner.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of other disciplines and how they function together in a matrixed environment to coordinate projects across teams.
  • Working with cross-functional project teams to support drug discovery and/or pre-clinical development.
  • Preparing and presenting progress reports to the team and other stakeholders as needed.
  • Mentoring and training other scientists in achieving their goals and objectives.
  • Determining the methods and tools for new projects and making strategic recommendations to advance the programs.

Experience / Requirements:

  • PhD in Organic Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry, or a BSc/MSc in Chemistry or related disciplines with additional drug discovery experience in industry.
  • Broad experience of medicinal and synthetic chemistry and confident designing and executing complex synthetic routes in a proactive, efficient manner.
  • Ability to convey complex scientific concepts with ease and clarity to various technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Extensive experience of biotech and/or pharmaceutical industry experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership and project management skills.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.