• Lead and carry out discovery projects for new APIs, present and pitch these ideas in front of project steering committees in order to secure commercial funds

• Identify new processes to synthesise new and innovative pharmaceutical ingredients

• Manage all aspects of the projects up until piloting and remain available as a SME

• Act as a gatekeeper in order to ensure suitability and feasibility of external client requests for development / manufacturing


• PhD in Organic Chemistry with multiple years of relevant experiences in API development

• Chemical creativity combined with pragmatism and ideally a detailed understanding of the full, technical life cycle of API R&D

• Significant project management competences

• Persuasiveness and outstanding communication skills in verbal and written from in both English and German