Oxeltis recruits a research associate in organic chemistry.

Position: Research Associate (MSc.)

Activity: Organic Synthesis / Medicinal Chemistry

Supervisor: Project leader / Medicinal Chemistry Director

Site: Montpellier, France 

Duration: Fix term contract 18 months.

Starting date: July 2024

Job Description

The Research Associate in organic chemistry will be responsible for the synthesis, purification and characterization of heterocyclic compounds, nucleos(t)ides and other classes of small molecules to be carried out for external R&D clients. Oxeltis works for the pharmaceutical industry within contracts in medicinal chemistry, custom synthesis and route scouting. The candidate will be part of a project group under the leadership of Oxeltis’ Medicinal Chemistry Director.


The successful candidate will hold a MSc. in chemistry (organic synthesis). Previous experience in a pharma/biotech or service company (min. 2-4 years) is desired. He/she will be familiar with modern synthetic techniques, purification methods. He/she must be fluent in English and French.

Oxeltis is a service company in medicinal chemistry and custom synthesis created by researchers and former managers from the pharmaceutical industry (www.oxeltis.com). The company specializes in the chemistry of nucleos(t)ides, heterocycles, macrocycles and peptides. Oxeltis service activities are progressing, and the company has functional and well-equipped labs on the site of Euromedicine in Montpellier-France. Oxeltis offers benefits including competitive salary, pension and health care.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter by email to “contact@oxeltis.com”.