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Vice President, Medicinal Chemistry

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Vice President, Medicinal Chemistry

  • Location:

    Concord, Massachusetts

  • Job type:

    Full Time Direct Hire

  • Contact email:

    Saba Abbas

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Vice President, Medicinal Chemistry

Concord, MA

Full Time with Benefits

Job Id: 7732


Are you looking for an opportunity to advance your career within the Biotechnology industry? This exciting opportunity offers a competitive salary plus an excellent benefits package including, medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401K, paid vacation, paid holidays, and paid PTO. Does this position match your future career goals? Then this opportunity could be the right fit for you.

This position will be responsible to oversee all medicinal chemistry activities from Hit identification to clinical proof-of-concept.



  • Create and execute overall chemistry plan to ensure robust, cost-effective support of company discovery and development portfolio
  • Recruit high-quality chemistry personnel to support chemistry plan
  • Evaluate and select CROs and CMOs to support key preclinical chemistry activities
  • Oversee both internal chemistry team and external preclinical chemistry resources
  • Regularly assess developments in the field of oligonucleotide therapeutics and identify areas for future investment
  • Communicate chemistry strategy and activities to senior management and Board of Directors on regular basis
  • Present updates of Stoke platform and chemistry developments at key scientific conferences
  • Willingness to live and work in Boston area
  • Occasional travel for oversight of external CROs is expected



  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry or related discipline
  • 15+ years of industry experience
  • 5+ years in oligonucleotide therapeutics
  • Demonstrated success in the design, medicinal chemical optimization, and formulation/delivery of oligonucleotide therapeutics
  • Proven experience managing multiple direct reports
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Excellent communicational skills both internal and external audiences
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Ability to work as a team player



  • Medical and Prescription Drug Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off



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