Biology Principal Scientist

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Celtarys Research (, a newly created startup based in Santiago de Compostela (Spain), with an innovative proprietary chemical conjugation technology for the development of bioactive complex compounds, is looking for a Biology Principal Scientist.

She/He will lead the internal R&D programs in their biological perspective. R&D programs include the development of new drug candidates as well as the development of chemical biology tools for drug discovery. She/He will be also responsible for the design and coordination of the biological assessment of all chemical biology compounds generated by Celtarys’ chemistry team.

We are looking for:

  • A PhD with proven experience in Drug Discovery with > 4 years’ experience as post doc.
  • Extensive and accreditated experience in: 

- Therapeutical target validation and design of screening cascades for new drug discovery programs.

-Understanding of molecule/target interaction principles and modes.

-Deep understanding of the biological data related to the compounds developed to incorporate them into new designs and/or potential refinement for hit to lead development

-Knowledge of medicinal chemistry in the context of new drug modalities. 

  • Strong independence, problem solving, troubleshooting skills and proven ability to lead research projects.
  • Responsible and goal-oriented professional, able to integrate into a multidiciscplinary team and work in a competitive environment, dealing with multiple projects and client deadlines.
  • Fluent in English 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Lead and coordinate the conceptualization, design and execution of research projects for the development of new drug candidates developed applying Celtarys proprietary technology.
  • Lead the biological characterization of new chemical tools, such as fluorescent ligands, developed applying Celtarys proprietary technology.
  • Manage internal assigned R&D projects and clients requests.
  • Collaborate with chemistry and biology colleagues locally and throughout our international network of public and private collaborators. 
  • Prepare R&D proposals for funding.

We offer: 

  • The opportunity to open and lead new research lines within a growing innovative company
  • Working within a young and committed team, with a sound scientific baseand a unique patented technology 
  • Fixed competitive salary (annual gross salary >35k) according to the experience and capabilities of the candidate
  • Full time position and flexible working environment
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Candidates, please send CV before March 30th to: