Principal Scientist

China, Shanghai, Shanghai

  • You are supposed to be the Lead Chemist, or a Chemistry Project Leader, to drive projects.
  • Consistently demonstrates the ability to make inventive contributions towards new chemical target structures or templates for the project and employs sound judgment in the evaluation and strategic decision making around early screening or literature hits. Track records of delivery of milestones/pushing project forward. Has the responsibility for timely preparation of patent applications with a defined patent strategy. Together with project team, designs an appropriate project strategy (e.g. screening cascade, therapeutic target profile adaptation to project related features or aspects).
  • Regularly demonstrates the ability to serve as a highly experienced Lead Chemist for Drug Discovery Programs. Is a strong Chemistry Project Leader in setting the overall strategy and direction for the project team. Where required functions as full project leader.
  • Demonstrates and applies independent thought and creativity in projects and programs. Solid publications record in peer-reviewed journals or patents filling. Effective scientific communicator both inside and outside company. Presents to senior management and at national/international forums.
  • Presents scientific and project objectives and results to multidisciplinary audiences and (decision making) management boards. Establishes and maintains an effective network across disciplines to drive projects. Keep a direct and clear scientific dialogue with the Chemistry Leadership Team. Has good moderation skills and creates an effective meeting culture: short, focused, on time, with right attendance, brief minutes & action items.
  • Can act as a project’s drug discovery mentor for scientist working in a different function. As a Lead Chemist, leads a high performance chemistry team. Assigns clear roles, provides and solicits feedback and actively assesses performance.
  • Upon request, contributes to due diligence activities. Successfully proposes new targets and projects, contributes to the assessment of new project proposals. May act as a disease area expert representing medicinal chemistry department.
  • Makes contribution that impact department strategy on a local level. Is a seasoned drug hunter and can act as a consultant across projects. As a Lead Chemist, acts as an entrepreneur and chemistry ambassador - drives the project. Where needed, acts as the single accountable decision maker for the chemistry team.