Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry

South San Francisco, California
Jun 15, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Purpose

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated scientist to join the Medicinal Chemistry team at Theravance Biopharma. The candidate must have experience in organic chemistry synthesis and methodology. The role will require design and synthesis of novel, active ligands on a range of biological targets, using appropriate scientific resources as well as computational chemistry applications to build structure activity relationships.

Duties and Responsibilities

A PhD or equivalent. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential. Strong, practical laboratory experience in organic chemistry and optionally demonstrated experience in pharmaceutical drug design. Must be able to multi-task and have a strong track record of success and productivity.


BSc/MSc with extensive, proven drug design experience or a PhD in Organic Chemistry or related discipline relevant to the job description. Optionally Post-Doctoral research experience in a related field.

Direct Reports

Managerial opportunities will be available as the candidate establishes themselves.

Physical Requirements

The role requires the candidate to work primarily and safely in the chemistry laboratory, multi-tasking to meet the demands of the project.