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Senior Scientist – Chemical Sciences

Job type: Permanent Full Time

Paraza Pharma, Inc.

Paraza Pharma, Inc. is a fast-growing pharmaceutical research company offering a dynamic and collaborative work environment where scientific excellence, innovation and creativity are at the forefront. Here, diversity, new points of view and a creative spirit are valued and considered as real assets. We provide our employees with ongoing support, training and development opportunities to expand their horizons while contributing to our shared passion for Drug Discovery.

Job Description for Ph.D. candidates

The Chemical Sciences group at Paraza is seeking energetic, results-oriented individuals with proven track records of success to join our dynamic team. The successful candidate is expected to have extensive experience in modern medicinal chemistry. In addition, we are looking for individuals with abilities to analyze complete data sets, demonstrate sound decision-making and analytical skills and who are able to provide creative proposals and solutions to advance on-going projects.

The candidate will be expected to lead a team of scientists, design and execute synthetic routes and troubleshoot when needed.  The key responsibilities of the successful candidate include the following:

  • Help to define and deliver project progression goals
  • Present summaries of project status vs. plans, risks, and resource needs
  • Provide evidence-based recommendations from multi-disciplinary functions
  • Understand the underlying needs of internal & external stakeholders and engage them in developing or identifying solutions to address their needs
  • Make effective decisions in the absence of complete information and when under pressure, and enable others to act decisively by clarifying roles and responsibilities
  • Work collaboratively across boundaries to establish common purpose and deliver value while identifying and addressing issues that may inhibit effective collaboration
  • Build organizational capability to ensure and facilitate development opportunities for others
  • Liaise between clients and internal operations to ensure clear communication, by developing and maintaining project timelines with relevant task responsibilities, milestones and client billings
  • Design new molecules for synthesis
  • Appreciation of modern synthetic chemistry methods
  • Analyze biological and DMPK data and decide what analogs need progressing down the cascade and what new analogs need to be synthesized
  • Analyze basic DMPK assays
  • Use software and be responsible for preclinical data curation

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Organic/Synthetic/Medicinal Chemistry
  • Five (5) to ten (10) years of experience in a related field
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical field
  • Solid track record of successful delivery of similar types of projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Excellent leadership skills and ability to build the Project Team into a dedicated and enthusiastic unit
  • Strong use of MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, in English and in French

Please note that the successful candidate may be asked to become a member of any professional association applicable to the practice of their profession.

At Paraza Pharma Inc., you will enjoy an attractive compensation package, a safe and healthy work environment and a full range of health and lifestyle benefits.

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