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Director, Medicinal Chemistry

Vividion Therapeutics

San Diego, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Masters Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Director, Medicinal Chemist,

Job Description

Vividion Therapeutics is seeking a highly-motivated and experienced Director of Medicinal Chemistry to lead multiple dimensions of small-molecule drug discovery. Vividion is a privately held biotechnology company based in San Diego that is leveraging an innovative and proprietary chemical proteomics platform to efficiently discover novel drugs in multiple areas including oncology and immunology. As an early stage startup company, Vividion is looking for energetic and experienced candidates with a desire to work in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment.

As a member of the chemistry department, the successful candidate will have both individual and shared responsibilities for all aspects of the drug discovery process from therapeutic hypothesis generation, screening and translational assay development, hit to lead, and lead optimization through to the delivery of high quality development candidates.  


•   PhD and 12+ years (or MS and 15+ years) biotech/pharma industry experience in medicinal chemistry
•   Clear evidence of significant impact across multiple aspects of the drug discovery venture
•   Expertise in the development and implementation of program strategy within competitive and/or novel therapeutic areas
•   Highly fluent and informed of classical, contemporary, and cutting-edge methods/concepts relevant to drug discovery including the value of modern organic chemistry
•   Strong communication skills as evidenced in public presentations and peer reviewed literature
•   Leadership and management qualities consistent with building strong teams, fostering spirited and productive debates, and balancing rational experiments with the exploration of novelty
•   Strong experience-based CRO management skills

The successful candidate will show the highest-level understanding of all relevant biological concepts (in vitro, in vivo, translational…) that are critical to the successful exploration of the chemistry-biology interface to create small-molecule drugs. Attributes such as curiosity, creativity, instinct, focus, attention to details, and a willingness to challenge dogma will differentiate the best candidates.

In addition to a competitive compensation package with stock options, Vividion also offers a comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families, which includes medical, dental, life, disability insurance. For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter referencing job DRMC2017.06.29.  Vividion Therapeutics, Inc. is an EEO employer.