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Clinical

Position Overview
The Clinical Development Team at ChemoCentryx is seeking a Medical Director with experience in both medical and safety monitoring/assessment. The Medical Director will be responsible for supporting medical and safety monitoring activities in Phase 1-3 clinical trials. The Medical Director will report to the Senior Vice President, Clinical Development and work cross-functionally on multiple teams.  There is the opportunity to participate in the closure of a major Phase 3 clinical trial and potentially participate in NDA activities. There will also be growth opportunities to expand and increase your responsibility on the team with exposure to a wide spectrum of clinical pharmaceutical development activities.

The Medical Director should have proven dedication, experience and training to produce high quality reviews/documents/presentations/abstracts and a desire to work cross-functionally on teams. The individual collaborates with internal stakeholders such as Clinical Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Pharmacology, Data Management, Biostatistics as well as with external collaborators such as study investigators and their staff, Key Opinion Leaders, CROs and vendors operating on behalf of ChemoCentryx. The candidate will be able to work in a highly scientific and vibrant, fast-pace clinical research environment at an organization that is undergoing substantial growth.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Medical Monitoring and Safety Monitoring for ongoing clinical studies; interacts and oversees CRO monitoring activities
  • Critical review of serious adverse event reports and CIOMS for medical content and quality; request queries, complete causality assessments and assessment of similar events
  • Directs, authors and/or reviews clinical trial protocols, protocol amendments, informed consent documents, investigator brochures, CRFs, monitoring plans, data and statistical analysis plans, etc.
  • Supports the review, analysis and interpretation of clinical-medical safety and efficacy trial data, including adverse events, clinical laboratory data, and other medical examinations
  • Collaborates with external stakeholders such as study investigators and their staff, Key Opinion Leaders, CROs and vendors during all phases of the clinical trial and program.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position has direct supervisory responsibilities for external vendors.

Travel
This position requires variable travel.

Required Education, Experience, Competencies

  • Requires an MD degree with a minimum of 5 years of pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience.  PhD in a scientific field, PharmD, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner with equivalent experience and skills will also be considered
  • Strong clinical background in internal medicine
  • Experience with development, authorship and review of Clinical trial protocols, Informed Consent forms, CRFs, Investigator brochures, Clinical study reports, Data Monitoring plans, Safety Monitoring Plans, Development Safety Update Reports, and other regulatory documents
  • Expertise in the review, analysis and interpretation of clinical-medical safety and efficacy trial data, including adverse and serious adverse events, clinical laboratory data, and other technical examinations
  • Experience with CRO oversight
  • Understanding of Good Clinical Practices (GCPs) is necessary
  • Successfully conducted clinical trials in a GCP/ICH compliant environment
  • Basic understanding of biostatistics
  • Basic understanding of clinical pharmacology
  • Demonstrated scientific expertise in the presentation and publication process with a track record of publishing peer-reviewed scientific data, e.g., posters, oral presentations, review articles, and manuscripts
  • Outstanding writing skills a must
  • Experience working in in a cross-functional team environment which includes representatives of Biometrics, Clinical Operations, Regulatory, Safety, Project Management, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical supplies, Data Management, etc.
  • Track record of creativity, high performance, and demonstrated ability to work independently and meet deadlines in a dynamic, fast-pace work environment

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in immunology, nephrology, intensive care or rheumatology a plus

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DMPK

Description:

Primary responsibilities include all aspects of preclinical development including the design, execution, management and regulatory submissions of all non-clinical safety studies during the course of preclinical development and clinical development of the company’s drug development programs. You will:

  • Plan and design all nonclinical studies, including non-GLP and GLP studies (safety pharmacology and toxicology studies), primarily through contract research organizations (CROs);
  • Manage the budget for non-clinical safety studies;
  • Manage contracts and coordinate activities with CROs; Serve as study monitor;
  • Prepare study reports and regulatory documents, including investigator’s brochures, INDs and NDAs;
  • Contribute to and participate in meetings and interactions with regulatory agencies;
  • Work closely with other functional areas such as Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, DMPK, CMC and Clinical;
  • Provide strategic preclinical expertise to cross-functional project teams as the in-house preclinical expert.

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Demonstrated expertise in nonclinical study design and management with small molecule drug candidates;
  • Demonstrated track record of successful regulatory filings;
  • Adequate understanding and experience in PK/TK studies;
  • Experience in contracting and managing safety studies with reputable CROs;
  • Ph.D. in toxicology, pharmacology, physiology, biology, or related discipline. DABT preferred but not required;
  • Minimum of 10 years of preclinical safety experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry experience;
  • Experience with pre-IND through Phase 1-3 programs and associated regulatory filings;
  • Experience in working with U.S. and European regulatory authorities;
  • Highly motivated; well organized; multi-tasking;
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • Excellent team management skills

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Finance

ChemoCentryx, Inc. is seeking an Assistant Controller to manage our day to day accounting activities. Located in Mountain View the position will manage multiple accounting functions, including payroll, equity, stock-based compensation, accounts payable and general accounting. The position will report to the Vice President, Finance but will be the primary driver for day to day activities.

The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of combined experience in a leadership role at a public company and/or public accounting firms. This position reports directly to the VP, Finance/Controller.

Principal Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the VP, Finance, responsible for leading the corporate accounting function with emphasis on maintaining effective internal controls and documentation.
  • Manage multiple aspects of accounting – financial statements, general ledger, payroll, equity, stock-based compensation, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and various special analyses.
  • Ensure all balance sheet reconciliations are prepared each month and are accurate and comply with documentation requirements.
  • Review monthly accounting close process including analytical review of the monthly operating results to ensure accurate accounting records are maintained.
  • Sustain Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance efforts with respect to payroll, equity, stock-based compensation, accounts payable, debt and related monthly close and other activities.
  • Assist with the review of quarterly reports (Form 10-Q) and annual reports (Form 10-K).
  • Perform special projects and other analytical support as requested.
  • Manage a team of three staff members.

Job Scope

Works with all employees to assist in financial accounting matters.

Interaction  (level of positions, nature of interaction, frequency):

Internal Contacts: Regularly interacts with company leaders and other employees regarding finance and accounting related matters.

External Contacts: Regularly interacts with external auditors (government and corporate) and vendors.

Amount of Supervision Received:  Requires minimal-to-moderate level of supervision.  Minimum supervision on routine matters, moderate supervision on more complex matters.

Specifications

Education:  BA/BS in Accounting/Finance.

Experience:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant accounting experience, including Big 4 Public Accounting experience.
  • CPA license required.
  • Experience in public biotechnology or biopharmaceutical company experience preferred.
  • Prior experience in a SOX oversight role preferred

Skills and Capabilities :  (Specific abilities needed for the position)

  • Energetic, flexible team player and hands-on leader with the ability to manage in a dynamic environment. Diplomatic yet effective in garnering respect and cooperation from management of other function areas.
  • Process and system orientation with an understanding of internal controls.
  • Strong attention to details and accuracy.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with external parties and all levels of staff in a timely fashion.
  • Results orientation with an ability to manage the overall project and meet deadlines.
  • Flexible and able to adapt to growing organizations and deal with the Company’s changing needs and priorities.
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, Word and Great Plains
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Marketing

Position Overview

The Vice President, Market Access will lead the company’s efforts of securing optimal patient access and reimbursement for the company’s products with near term focus on ChemoCentryx’s lead compound avacopan for patients with ANCA-associated Vasculitis. S/he will be responsible for creating and leading the execution of the foundational market access, reimbursement and distribution strategy and plan. This will include pricing, contracting and reimbursement strategy, channel management and contract operations, patient services and market access operations. This position reports to the SVP, Head of Commercial and will work closely with Medical Affairs and the commercial and finance teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build and  deploy  the  Market  Access  Strategy  and  integrated  policy  and  communications approaches to optimize patient access for ChemoCentryx therapies
  • Develop, lead and execute access, reimbursement and distribution strategy for our lead asset
  • Collaborate on the development of optimal pricing strategies and oversee implementation of pricing activities consistent with the strategy
  • Work closely with Sales, Marketing, Medical Affairs, and Legal to develop and execute integrated product access plans to ensure affordable, timely coverage
  • Plan and implement distribution strategies including 3PL, Wholesalers and Specialty Pharmacy networks.
  • Plan and design patient support programs to optimize access to ChemoCentryx products.
  • Establish and drive  key  performance  metrics,  build  dashboards,  analyze  performance  and recommend actions to resolve barriers to drug access
  • Bring an understanding of the payer perspective to product core teams to ensure that payer requirements are adequately met throughout the evidence development and commercial strategy development processes in a timely and accurate fashion
  • Provide expert view  on  the  Pricing  and  Reimbursement  system and  evolving  public  policy environment and competitive access landscapes to inform corporate strategy and long-range planning
  • Oversee training of cross-functional stakeholders to educate on key market access initiatives, messaging and materials
  • Collaborate with Finance, Legal, and other functions to establish consistent business rules and policies focused on appropriate and compliant reporting and ensure all Market Access activities comply with regulatory agencies, public policies/guidelines, and with corporate policies and procedures
  • Work with Medical Affairs to conduct HEOR data and analysis to enable the development of the value dossier
  • Attract, hire and lead a high performing market access team to ensure launch readiness ahead of upcoming launches

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree; MBA preferred
  • 12+ years in the biopharmaceutical industry, with at least 5 years specifically in market access
  • Proven track record in pricing, reimbursement and market access
  • Experience successfully launching new products, achieving formulary access and market share objectives; Rare disease therapeutic experience a plus
  • Hub, field reimbursement and government pricing experience
  • Successful track record in engaging public and private payers, specialty societies, and other key stakeholders
  • Extensive knowledge of reimbursement terminology, managed care and healthcare policy, including comprehensive understanding of standard managed contract language
  • Demonstrated success building organizations, creating and leading high performing teams
  • Strong understanding of legal and regulatory environment  in pharmaceutical promotions,  pharma industry guidelines, and other compliance-related  issues
  • Ability to assess risks and benefits to make timely, sound decisions with various levels of information, and accept responsibly for meeting and/ or exceeding objectives
  • Problem solving orientation with strong strategic and analytical abilities, diplomacy, negotiation and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate complex information in a convincing  way to non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work in a fast-moving, dynamic small-company environment
  • Ability to tr vel approximately  40% of the time

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Pharmaceutical Development

Summary/Objective:

Working within internal functional partners, external contract development organizations and selected consultants, this individual is responsible for the development and overseeing the execution of technical activities associated with late stage product development and manufacturing in support of clinical development, regulatory filings and product commercialization.

Key individual and leader of the team responsible for manufacturing, packaging and release of commercial products by the Contract Manufacturing Organizations. Additionally, this individual will support the manufacturing and release of the Drug Substance and Regulatory Starting Materials by the CMO’s.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Oversees program plan development, tracks and updates milestones and key activities
  • Working with PD management and other internal partners, establish and track progress in the execution of the technical drug product strategies in support of NDA/MAA filings, product approvals and commercialization
  • Responsible for providing project management and technical expertise to late phase CMC activities, in particular with those activities associated with drug product manufacturing, packaging and release.
  • Responsible for providing technical expertise to all the GMP activities associated with the outsourcing the development and manufacturing of drug substance, starting materials, analytical development formulation and manufacturing process for product in late development and during commercialization.
  • Responsible for overseeing the manufacture of clinical trial materials at the selected CMO
  • Responsible for overseeing the manufacturing packaging and release of commercial products
  • Working closely with the QA organizations provide solid input in the resolution of issues associated with the manufacture and release of clinical supplies and commercial products
  • Working closely with QA responsible for the development and maintenance of an accurate inventory of the Clinical Supplies and commercial product
  • The scope of the responsibility is from IND, Phase 1, 2, 3 to NDA filing and approval and during the commercialization of CCXI products.
  • The Associate Director participates in all projects and manages multiple program collaborating with the CCXI following groups: Process Chemistry, Biology, DMPK, Pre-Clinical, Outsourcing, Clinical Operations, Quality, Finance and Regulatory Affairs.
  • The Associate Director will support project management in all technical activities associated with all development programs and product in commercialization
  • Facilitates the design and implementation of initiatives with the CMO’s that improves business performance
  • Able to develop a strong background in performance metrics and reporting for business review meetings with the CMO’s
  • Follows up and drives the closure of action items from the team meetings and business review meetings
  • The Associate Director should have significant knowledge, experience and skills with compliant Quality Management Systems in support of Product Development and overall CCXI business
  • Collaborating with CCXI Quality Organization, establishes, oversees, expand and maintains a SOP’s related to Pharmaceutical Development.
  • Leads continuous improvement efforts in quality systems and department infrastructure (including documentation) through the evaluation of current organizational process, audit feedback, and previous experience
  • Develops plans and implements actions to ensure readiness for regulatory and audit inspections.
  • Works closely with QA to support the review and approval of batch record, validation, specification and change control documentation produced by CMOs and CROs.
  • Working closely with PD management and QA oversees the CMOs and CROs performance associated with the investigations and effective closing of all deviations and ensures that robust corrective actions are identified and quickly implemented.
  • Establishes and maintains documentations specific for each CMO and each product related to outsourced operations (e.g. contractor manuals)
  • Performs CMC technical audits potential CMO’s to ensure technical capabilities, compliance to relevant regulations
  • Provides support for the oversight of site technical validation activities (analytical, manufacturing, etc).
  • Assists in the preparation and review of regulatory submissions for USA and worldwide heath agencies.
  • Provide technical support during external audits of vendors and subcontractors
  • Principal author of Contract Manuals

Requirements:

  • BS, MS or PhD scientific degree with a minimum of 10 years of technical and direct product development experience for late stage Product Development and during product commercialization
  • Candidate should be considered an expert in late stage small molecules product development with proven technical experience in one or more of the following areas: Process Chemistry and manufacturing scale-up for drug substance, analytical method development for drug substance and drug product formulation and manufacturing process for Phase III and commercial drug product.
  • Proven experience as it relates to managing and interaction with CMO’s from early through late drug product development
  • Program Management skills highly desired.
  • Experience in authoring CTD sections as they relate to drug substance, drug product, analytical chemistry and specification settings in support of IND’s, NDA’s, MAA’s and IMPD’s
  • Deep knowledge of the GMP regulations requirements in product development manufacturing and release of clinical and commercial products
  • Proven track record in strategic planning for late stage development programs. Commercial experience highly desired.
  • Must have strong regulatory compliance working knowledge including FDA, cGXP, etc.
  • Must be detail oriented with excellent prioritization, organizational and project management skills.
  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Effective communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 30%

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Regulatory

Summary/Objective
The Director will serve as the global regulatory leader for defining and implementing the Regulatory strategy for the development of ChemoCentryx’s lead product candidate.

He/She will lead, grow and oversee all global regulatory interactions and filings. Provide regulatory leadership to cross-functional teams responsible for global programs ensuring effective communication with business partners and representatives of the US Food and Drug Administration and other Health Authorities worldwide. In addition, the position will assist corporate senior management in understanding Regulatory strategies/processes while developing corporate objectives and understanding the impact of decisions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Essential functions and responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide regulatory strategic and tactical leadership for drug development projects, including health authority interactions, regulatory submissions and other regulatory requirements in line with corporate objectives, timelines and budgets
  • Establish and develop regulatory policies, procedures and best practices commensurate with the requirements of a rapidly growing company
  • Serve as liaison with FDA and other Health Authorities, including leading meetings and preparations to facilitate expedited approval of original applications and supplements
  • Contribute hands on support, when needed, in managing, planning, coordinating, and preparing all documents submitted to FDA and other Health Authorities in support of INDs, MAAs, CTAs, amendments, safety reports, and annual updates
  • Ensure completeness and accuracy of information provided in regulatory submissions.
  • Continually monitor newly published FDA guidelines and international guidance documents in the context of new and ongoing development programs
  • Oversee preparation of regulatory presentations for internal governance meetings

Qualifications:

  • BS Required. Advanced degree is preferred (MS/PhD/PharmD)
  • 10+ years industry experience in regulatory affairs in bio/pharma industry
  • Strong knowledge of FDA regulations and EU CTA requirements
  • Delivery of a number of major applications (NDNBLA/MAA/JNDA etc.) and lead role preferred.
  • Comfortable with setting strategies aswell’as taking a hands-on approach to all regulatory activities
  • Experience with preparing regulatory documents including new INDs, safety reports, Investigator
    Brochures, DSURs, PSURs, briefing packages and other regulatory submissions required
  • Experience interacting/negotiating with regulatory authorities (e.g. FDA, EMA, etc.)
  • Strong leadership and communication skills and experience in working with multiple functional areas
  • Prior experience in the immunology therapeutic area would be helpful
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of complex medical and scientific subject matter as well as evolving regulatory policy and guidance
  • Ability to motivate and lead others
  • Team player, ability to thrive in a collaborative and fast-paced environment and work well within cross-functional teams
  • Excellent oral communication and writing skills

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Research

We are looking for a highly talented and exceptional leader in medicinal chemistry to join our small molecule drug discovery team.  The successful candidate will play a key role in advancing our diverse drug discovery programs.

Job Responsibilities:

  • As a member of the chemistry leadership team, lead a strong group of medicinal chemists working on multiple lead optimization programs
  • Direct efforts for the design and implement strategies for the synthesis of novel molecules in diverse optimization efforts and advance targets to candidate selection
  • Work closely with the biology group and proactively evaluate new biological targets and start new programs
  • Effectively lead and manage the productivity of cross-functional small molecule drug discovery teams to advance aggressive corporate goals
  • Provide regular assessment of project status to multidisciplinary scientific team and senior management
  • Lead by example and contribute to the writing of patents applications, reports, and scientific publications

Qualifications:

  • PhD in synthetic organic chemistry with a minimum of 10 years of medicinal chemistry experience in biotech/pharmaceutical industry
  • Proven ability to provide mentorship to both highly experienced staff and new hires
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in the broad area of small molecule drug discovery with insightful understanding of emerging industry trends
  • Demonstrated success in leading small molecule drug discovery programs from project inception through lead optimization, preclinical evaluation to development candidate nomination
  • Enthusiastic and high energy leader with outstanding scientific expertise, conceptual thinking, problem solving skills; ability to motivate teams to expeditiously change course as required in a fast-paced organization
  • Proven track record of partnering with multi-disciplinary team setting through expertise in Chemistry, Biology, DMPK, Pharmacology and Toxicology and others
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

As an equal opportunity employer, ChemoCentryx, Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the ‘EEO is the Law’ poster.

In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@chemocentryx.com for assistance.

ChemoCentryx, Inc. is enrolled in E-Verify® and participates in E-Verify® in addition to our Form I-9 process.  www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.
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Position Overview

The Head of Biology will report to the President and will be a highly motivated immunologist, inflammation biologist, or immune-oncology expert who will participate in and drive the discovery and advancement of novel therapeutics for the treatment of inflammatory diseases and cancer. This life sciences research leader will be immersed in the strategic development and implementation of early and late stage research programs while identifying new targets to ensure that a robust pipeline of product candidates is moving towards the clinic. This person will work closely with the members of the executive team and provide both strategic and day-to-day guidance to the scientific team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities will be to lead and support drug discovery and to investigate the mechanism of action of clinical development compounds and candidate lead molecules. The successful candidate will be expected to independently design, execute and manage internal research projects, collaborate with other functional groups within the broader organization and manage external collaborations. In addition, the candidate will contribute to patent filings and publications and present research finding to various audiences including senior management.

Requirements

  • D. in Biology, Immunology, or related discipline
  • 10+ years of industry experience in small molecule drug discovery/development, with at least 5 years in a leadership role
  • Evidence of scientific leadership with publication in top-tier journals
  • A successful track record of advancing multiple product candidates from discovery to the clinic, with lead responsibilities
  • Prior experience and training in Immunology and Immuno-Oncology
  • Direct experience with a broad range of immunological techniques, including isolation and stimulation of primary immune cells (of human and rodent origin), multi-color flow cytometry, immune cell-based assay development
  • Well-developed organizational, creative problem solving and collaborative skills
  • Must be self-motivated and proactive, able to multi-task, and detail oriented
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as effective listening and interpersonal skills

Preferred Experience

  • Prior experience working with inflammation models to elucidate mechanisms and mediators of disease and therapeutic efficacy and/or drug mechanism of action is highly desirable
  • Prior experience in biotherapeutic discovery and preclinical development, together with a strong understanding of ligand-receptor biology is highly desirable
  • In depth expertise in human immunology is highly desirable

As an equal opportunity employer, ChemoCentryx, Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the ‘EEO is the Law’ poster.

In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@chemocentryx.com for assistance.

ChemoCentryx, Inc. is enrolled in E-Verify® and participates in E-Verify® in addition to our Form I-9 process.  www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.
To all recruitment agencies: ChemoCentryx, Inc. does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not be responsible for the payment of placement fees related to unsolicited resumes submitted to open positions, job aliases, or to our employees. 
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ChemoCentryx is seeking a highly talented and motivated scientist to join our small molecule drug discovery team.  The successful candidate with a deep passion for drug discovery and a track record of accomplishments will play a key role in building our expanding pipeline of promising therapeutics.

Job Responsibilities:

  • As a lead scientist, establish project goals/scientific strategies and effectively drive the medicinal chemistry efforts to meet aggressive corporate timeline
  • Closely follow emerging results of biological testing, ADME characterization, and other lead profiling assays; conceive and execute new scientific strategies for the rapid optimization and improvement of key drug attributes
  • Proactively gain competitive intelligence using available resources and incorporate this knowledge into internal drug discovery programs
  • Regularly provide medicinal chemistry and project updates to a multidisciplinary drug discovery team and senior management
  • Maintain a high level of productivity in the laboratory as evidenced by consistently generating high-impact compounds
  • Lead and contribute to the writing of patent applications, study reports, and scientific publications
  • Position may involve management of direct reports, depending on level of experience

Qualifications:

  • PhD in organic chemistry or equivalent with at least 3 years of medicinal chemistry experience in pharmaceutical industry
  • Extensive knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry and superior problem solving skills; experience in designing and executing multistep synthesis of complex organic molecules using modern techniques in organic chemistry
  • Solid understanding and application of pharmacology, PK/PD, and ADME concepts
  • Ability to independently identify and promptly resolve core project challenges by effectively utilizing available information and scientific expertise
  • Demonstrated success in lead optimization, structure-activity relationship analysis, and property-oriented drug design, leading to development candidate nomination
  • Enthusiastic, high energy, and collaborative team player with strong ability to build productive relationships with scientists in the chemistry department and other disciplines to enable high individual performance and team success
  • Exceptional oral communication and writing skills
  • Previous supervisory and project leading experience highly preferred

As an equal opportunity employer, ChemoCentryx, Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the ‘EEO is the Law’ poster.

In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@chemocentryx.com for assistance.

ChemoCentryx, Inc. is enrolled in E-Verify® and participates in E-Verify® in addition to our Form I-9 process.  www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.
To all recruitment agencies: ChemoCentryx, Inc. does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not be responsible for the payment of placement fees related to unsolicited resumes submitted to open positions, job aliases, or to our employees. 
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