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Gilead Sciences Inc.

Senior Director, Medicinal Chemistry- Seattle, WA

Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description

Senior Director, Seattle Medicinal Chemistry


  • Ph.D. in chemistry
  • 15+ years of medicinal chemistry experience in the drug discovery industry
  • Experience managing and mentoring teams of Ph.D. and non-PhD scientists
  • A track record of leading project teams to the successful delivery of development candidates
  • Passion to be at the forefront of drug discovery as demonstrated by insightful target recommendations and a history of evaluating novel technologies to enhance drug discovery
  • Publication record, including patents, commensurate with the years of experience

Job Description

The successful candidate will:

  • Responsible for directing and executing research within medicinal chemistry, the development of effective strategies to address key project objectives, and providing creative medicinal and synthetic chemistry problem solving to enable the discovery of development candidates.
  • Collaborate effectively with drug metabolism, biology, nonclinical safety, and structural chemistry to drive drug discovery projects
  • Participate as an engaged member of a highly interactive Medicinal Chemistry department, contributing scientific knowledge and leadership across projects
  • Effectively communicate and interact with leaders across the organization
  • Lead a group of scientists and develop high-performing teams with an inclusive and innovative culture. A key aspect of the position is to effectively hire, coach, mentor, and develop employees to their maximum potential

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