The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) is a research centre focusing on the areas of catalysis and renewable energies. In particular, homogeneous catalysis and its applications on the synthesis of bioactive compounds is one of the largest areas of research of the institute, as well as the largest area of collaboration with industry.
ICIQ and the German biotech company AiCuris will start a new collaboration in the area of medicinal chemistry. This collaboration will initially involve a team of 2 medicinal chemistry researchers, which could eventually grow into a larger team.
The role of the senior researcher will be to lead this group, advancing medicinal chemistry research projects from initial hit finding and exploratory chemistry, through the lead optimization process to ultimately deliver high quality small molecule clinical candidates to AiCuris’ pipeline.
As senior researcher within multi-disciplinary projects, you will use hypothesis-driven and property-focused compound design to solve medicinal chemistry problems applying state of the art technology and current best practice in synthetic and medicinal chemistry.
The team at ICIQ will work in coordination with various outsourced chemistry activities with multiple local and global partners. Therefore, the senior researcher at ICIQ will need to coordinate activities with this network of partners, and work cross-functionally with other disciplines internally to advance research projects in a timely fashion.