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Senior Oligonucleotide Chemist. Finlandia

Ofertas de Químicos en Finlandia

Clasificación del trabajo: Profesionales científicos e intelectuales : Profesionales de las ciencias y de la ingeniería : Físicos, químicos y afines : Químicos.

Erityisasiantuntijat : Luonnontieteiden ja tekniikan erityisasiantuntijat : Luonnon- ja geotieteen erityisasiantuntijat : Kemistit

Descripción de la oferta de trabajo:

Orion Corporation is a globally operating Finnish pharmaceutical company - a builder of well-being. Orion develops, manufactures and markets human and veterinary pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Description of position

We are looking for a professional with a strong background in medicinal chemistry for therapeutic nucleotides to establish the technology platform in Turku, Finland. You have a central role in setting up and implementing enabling capabilities to bring these new treatment modalities to Orion's portfolio. In order to drive successfully internal drug discovery programs your primary responsibilities will include synthesis, characterization and optimization of new therapeutic nucleotides with chemical modifications in our laboratory. You will also, together with the team to be established, integrate data from multiple sources (binding, sequences, and nucleotide characterization) to generate a complete data package for therapeutic nucleotides.

Much of the progress is done in the laboratory and therefore you have a good possibility to do a lot of hands-on laboratory work. Setting up of the laboratory infrastructure is one of the tasks to start with. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the research of new and cutting-edge technologies to enable discovery first-in-class and best-in class therapeutic nucleotides. You will be also the primary contact with collaborators what comes the technological feasibility evaluation of different approach with therapeutic nucleotides.

We offer

We offer exciting opportunities to create and have an impact to the future therapies for patients.

In Orion we have a highly interesting R&D pipeline and enthusiastic working environment with opportunities to use your own strengths to build your competence development and career. As an expert of your own field you will be a member of multi-disciplinary team jointly innovating and developing new treatments for the patients. Appreciation of colleagues and continuous development are part of our core values. The culture of Orion R&D is informal and we enjoy working together.

We are passionate about the patient welfare and serve as The Voice of Science and the Patient - if this inspires you too - join us!

Description of the unit

Orion's pharmaceutical innovations are created within its R&D organization, including e.g. non-clinical research, clinical development, formulation development and medical affairs. The organization employs top professionals in the field of drug molecule development and optimization.

The newly established Biologics and New Modalities team is part of our R&D organization and it is responsible for bringing as new treatment modalities for Orion's pipeline covering therapeutic nucleotides, delivery technologies and gene therapy. Adding the possibility to modulate the target with either small or large molecules enables us to choose the right target and then use the best modalities to modulate the target protein in order to create the best value for patients. To fulfill this exciting task the New Modalities function is strengthened by recruiting new R&D experts with a track record of on advanced therapy modalities. The function is currently to set up and you have a great opportunity to be part of developing our processes.


To succeed in this senior scientist role you should have a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry with a track record of developing therapeutic nucleotides and thorough hands-on experience of laboratory work as well as several years of working experience from pharma industry in developing novel therapeutic nucleotides.

Patience and willingness to create new things is a must because you will join a team that is currently to be set up. The role includes collaboration within Orion and CROs, therefore strong communication skills and an ability to convince your audience is an asset.

Contact information

Would you like to know more about the position? Please contact Jyrki Lehtimäki, Senior Manager Strategic Development, +358509667478. He is best available during the following times (Finnish times):17th and 24th May 15.00-17.00

Orion Corporation operates in more than 25 countries, where we Orionees, 3200 in total, work in all kinds of positions. We encourage people to develop their competences, and offer opportunities to affect own job description and create own career path at Orion.

País del trabajo: Finlandia.

Número de puestos: 1.

Tipo de puesto: Contratación directa.

Empleador: Orion Oyj.

Instrucciones para solicitar:

Identificador de la vacante:9961537.

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