Staff Scientist - Medicinal Chemistry

Tarrytown, NY, United States
Aug 15, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.

The Therapeutic Proteins group is looking for a Staff Scientist to search and explore various types of small molecules in multi-therapeutic areas, lead in Medicinal chemistry optimization and develop new linkers and conjugation methods to conjugate and characterize novel antibody drug conjugates (ADCs).

Key responsibilities include:

• Provide innovative and effective leadership in Medicinal chemistry optimization of early leads to candidate selection

• Design novel conjugation and characterization methods involving novel payloads and linkers, as well as conjugation sites.

• Design small molecular payloads and linkers, as well as linker-payloads, to be conjugated with proteins.

• Collaborate with cross-functional research teams and external CRO teams.

• Plan and effectively employ external chemistry resources deliver high quality compounds for biological evaluation

• Contribute to departmental strategies. Presentation of research programs at internal and external meetings

Experience with following additional skill and experience is plus:

• Solid-phase conjugation technology for parallel conjugations of antibodies with payloads to enable high-throughput conjugations to shorten ADC development timelines

• Bio-orthogonal conjugations, and implement site-specific and parallel conjugations, and perform purification and characterization of ADCs.

• PhD in Chemistry with at least 10 years of relevant industrial/academic research and drug discovery/development experience.

• Deep understanding of all aspects of small molecule drug discovery, including medicinal/process chemistry, biology, biomarker, pharmacology, DMPK, pharmaceutical sciences, safety and toxicology.

• Extensive research experience and knowledge to design and develop novel small molecular bioactive compounds.

• Excellent organization skills as an individual contributor and in leading or co-leading multidisciplinary drug discovery project teams are desired.

• Excellent data analysis skills and strong verbal and written communication skills, as well experience understanding and drafting patent applications.

• Antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) and conjugation method experience, highly preferred.


This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

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