General Information

Job Advert Title: メディシナルケミスト(Senior Associate/Associate Manager, Platform Sciences & Modalities)

Location: Tsukuba, Ibaraki

Division: Applied Research & Operations

Employment Class: Permanent


【Purpose & Scope】
This is a position for a medicinal chemist who develop and apply competitive platform such as a new modality, delivery technology, AI-based drug discovery, and robotic synthesis in collaboration with internal venture unit or research engines as well as external collaborators.

【Essential Job Responsibilities】
・Chemical synthesis and drug design to discovery candidate compound.
・Candidate compounds selection through the screening cascade.
・Lipid synthesis and design for lipid nanoparticles (LNP).
・High throughput synthesis of variety of compounds.
・Develop and/or improve at least one competitive platform such as a new modality and delivery technology.
・Apply competitive platform to drug discovery programs in venture unit and/or other research engines to contribute moving such programs forward rapidly.
・Provide training scientists or contract scientists to operate the platform.

・Ph.D. in organic chemistry or equivalent related experiences
・Knowledge and experience in drug discovery programs
・Good communication skills
・Challenge and proactive attitude
・Strong interest on exploring and/or developing new platform

・MS degree with +5~+8 years experience in drug discovery
・Ph.D degree with +2~+5 years experience in drug discovery
・Language ability: native-level Japanese, basic-level English

・Knowledge and expertise on delivery technologies such as LNP
・Knowledge and expertise on AI or robotics
・Good communication skill in English

【勤務地 / Location】
茨城県つくば市 アステラス製薬 つくば研究センター
Tsukuba, Ibaraki

【勤務開始日 / Start Date】
Will be decided according to the candidate's flexibility

【契約期間 / Contract Duration】
Not limited to specified period

【試用期間 / Probation Period】
No probation period in principle

【給与 / Salary】
①Base salary: will be decided by the candidate's experience, skill and capability.
②When Discretionary Work System is applied: Discretionary work allowance will be paid.(50,000~100,000yen, based on the Grade)
③When Flextime System is applied: Overtime allowance will be paid for time worked in excess of prescribed working hours.

【昇給 / Salary Raise】
Once a year

【賞与 / Bonus】
Twice a year (July, December)

【諸手当 / Allowance】
裁量労働手当、住宅手当、通勤手当 等
Discretionary work allowance, Housing allowance, Commutation allowance, etc.

【勤務時間 / Working Hours】
8:30~17:30(月~木)、8:30~15:45(金)、専門業務型 裁量労働制
Discretionary Work System

【休日 / Holidays】
Weekends(Sat and Sun), holidays, May 1st, summer vacation, New Year holidays

【休暇 / Vacation Leave】
年次有給休暇、育児休業制度、介護休業制度 等
Annual paid leave, childcare leave system, nursing care leave system, etc.

【福利厚生 / Welfare】
雇用保険、労災保険、厚生年金、健康保険、共済会制度、社宅制度、持株会制度、財形貯蓄制度 等
Employment Insurance, Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance, Welfare Pension Insurance, Health Insurance, Mutual Aid Association System, Company Housing System, Employee Shareholder Association System, Property Accumulation Savings System

【お問い合わせ / Contact】
アステラス製薬株式会社 採用担当 / Japan Recruiting team, Astellas Pharma Inc.

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