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Senior Organic Chemist

Nijmegen, Netherlands

Byondis is an independent Dutch biopharmaceutical company, based in Nijmegen, that focuses on developing innovative medicines against cancer and autoimmune diseases. We are driven by one goal: to develop new treatments to improve the standard of care for patients.

Senior Organic Chemist

Job profile

The Medicinal & Protein Chemistry (MPC) department is responsible for the design and synthesis of small-molecule therapeutics, linker-drugs and antibody conjugates for Byondis’ R&D programs. The department plays a key role in the early phases of product development and contributes to the identification of lead molecules and selection of clinical candidates. Next to this, platform development for targeted therapeutics is an important aspect of our daily business.

As a Senior Organic Chemist you create new molecular concepts, design new linker-drugs and small-molecules and synthesize and characterize key intermediates, end products and reference standards for our research and development programs. You report your work in electronic lab notebooks, patent applications and publications, present results during internal and external expert meetings and discuss your innovative concepts during internal evaluation meetings. You interface with other organic chemists, protein chemists, analytical chemists and colleagues from the other departments within the organization, contribute to multidisciplinary discussions from your own field of expertise and maintain a state-of-the-art knowledge of your field. You report into one of the medicinal chemistry group leaders.

What you need to succeed

Your letter of motivation and CV should show that you have:

  • a PhD degree in Synthetic Organic Chemistry or a closely related field;
  • at least 10 years of relevant industrial experience, preferably in the field of linker-drug chemistry or medicinal chemistry in general;
  • a high affinity with practical work;
  • an excellent command of the English language (written and spoken); and
  • the ability to work in a matrix-based organization subject to changing priorities.

In silico modelling experience is a plus.

Personal skills that will drive your application

You are science-driven, creative, eager to develop yourself, able to work completely independently and in a safe manner, and comfortable in a dynamic environment. You like to coach colleagues, you are a team player, you communicate clearly, and you can get your thoughts, ideas and knowledge across in a constructive way.

We offer

You will be working in world-class research facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and top-talented staff, focusing on the development of innovative medicines with the potential to transform patients’ lives in two key therapeutic areas: oncology and autoimmune diseases. Byondis offers a dynamic working environment where values such as integrity, authenticity, entrepreneurship, quality and trust are of paramount importance.

Information and application

Contract hours: 32 – 40 hrs/week
Salary: depending on experience
Location: Nijmegen

For further information, please contact If you are interested in joining Byondis in this challenging position, we welcome your application via the apply button.

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