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Experienced Scientist

Exciting opportunity within new area of bRo5 drugs


LEO Pharma is gradually changing the drug development strategy from developing topical products to also developing systemic products including oral drugs and biologics. In the newly established Experienced Scientist role, you will have significant impact on how to transform this into another success story for LEO Pharma.

You will be responsible for further building up a new area of bRo5 drugs (e.g. peptides) at LEO Pharma; developing first-in-class oral drugs for treatment to people suffering from autoimmune diseases.

The position will be based in one of LEO Pharma’s MedChem departments within the Drug Design area which consists of three departments; two MedChem departments and DMPK. You will interact with many internal and external stakeholders in order to realize the new platform.

Your main tasks are:

  • Lead initiatives in identifying novel chemical modalities in the bRo5 space and drive progression all the way to selection of clinical candidates
  • Through dedicated cross-functional teamwork play a leading role in establishing chemical modalities (especially peptides) as a go-to technology
  • Establish collaboration with external partners, e.g. CROs
  • Lead CRO and in-house synthetic chemistry activities according to goals and milestones

Your qualifications are several years of experience from the pharmaceutical industry working with peptide drug discovery including peptide formulation or the like. Moreover, you are an experienced drug hunter. It is important that you have a proven track record in advancing and progressing compounds through the drug discovery process and to clinical stage and know the challenges in the process. Preferably, you have experience with guiding bRo5 chemistry efforts. In addition, you must have experience with oral administration and a profound understanding of the impact on the right formulation. It is an advantage if you have experience with working with bRo5 compounds as peptides or PROTACs. 

You have a Master’s Degree within organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry or the like, possibly a PhD or a proven track record within the field of peptide drug discovery including formulation.

You have the desire and ability to communicate and collaborate effectively across disciplines in drug discovery and with external partners. It is also important that you have good interdisciplinary team skills and the ability to inspire and motivate people with a goal oriented and flexible mind-set. Finally, you must be robust and possess a certain amount of confidence.

LEO Pharma offers you the possibility of joining an exciting journey by making an important difference for patients with chronic skin conditions worldwide.

Travelling: Approx. 10-15 days a year to collaborators may be expected (post COVID-19).

Domicile: LEO Pharma’s office in Ballerup.

For more details about the job or the company, please contact Unique Human Capital, COO Morten Andersen on M: +45 29 47 30 60 or Senior Research Consultant Elisabeth Haun on M: +45 28 90 33 88. All applications must be in English and are treated confidentially.

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