Molecular Pharmacology Senior Research Scientist

Lundbeck Pharma A/S

Ph.d. & forskning

Requistion ID: 782

Location: Copenhagen, N/A, DK

Date: 04-Dec-2019

Molecular Pharmacology Senior Research Scientist – Department of Molecular Screening

We are looking for a highly-motivated senior research scientist with a proven track record within molecular pharmacology of receptors and enzymes to join the discovery of new innovative treatments for brain disorders. The position is based in the Section for Receptors & Enzymes in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Screening. The department is responsible for molecular pharmacology and screening support for Lundbeck’s drug discovery projects. Techniques represented in the department include various in vitro receptor and enzyme efficacy assays, radioligand binding assays, cell-based assays using both end-point and kinetic readouts and a range of tip-based and acoustic liquid handlers. The Department currently consists of 9 academics and 4 technicians and is based at Lundbeck’s headquarters in Valby, Copenhagen.

Your job
You will be part of a team providing molecular pharmacology and screening support for receptor and enzyme research projects aiming for identifying new drug candidates for psychiatric and neurological diseases. You will be responsible for planning and executing studies and reporting these to project teams. The position will include lab work to support assay development and hit finding as well as the understanding of new drug candidates’ structure-activity relationship and mechanism of action at the molecular target. You will work closely together with technicians and academics in the department and be involved in cross-functional and multidisciplinary project teams thereby contribution to the collaborative environment within Lundbeck as well as take part in external collaborations and management of CRO’s.

Key responsibilities

  • Planning, executing and interpretation of molecular pharmacology studies to support receptor and enzyme drug discovery projects
  • Representing the department in research project teams with molecular screening and pharmacology data and expertise. The aim being to collaborate with other departments to define the critical path for target validation and compound progression.
  • Contribute to the development of the department’s capabilities for hit finding and compound profiling on receptor and enzyme targets
  • Working effectively together with internal and external collaborators and overseeing outsourcing activities

We offer
The opportunity to join a team of highly qualified colleagues working in an open atmosphere with excellent development possibilities for scientific and personal development. Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company with approximately 5,000 employees in 55 countries specialized in psychiatric and neurological disorders

Our preferred candidate has the following personal and professional qualifications:

  • PhD degree in molecular pharmacology or related area
  • At least eight years of research experience including industrial drug discovery work
  • Excellent molecular pharmacology understanding of receptor and enzyme targets; preferably within the field of small molecules
  • Hands on experience with receptor and enzyme pharmacological methods such as binding and kinetic efficacy assays as well as advanced mode of action characterization
  • Flair for handling advanced instrumentation and robotics required
  • Scientific leadership skills
  • Efficient, goal oriented and independent work style with flexible mind-set
  • Team player with strong collaboration and communication skills

Further information
Please contact Head of Department, Molecular Screening and Pharmacology, Lena Tagmose You should only ask for further information, if this is highly important for your decision to apply for the job. Your application and CV should not be sent via email but using the link below. We also recommend that you have a look at our website. We will be conducting interviews as we receive applications.

Your application
Please click on the link below to apply for the job. Applications must be received no later than January 10th, 2020.

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