OXELTIS recruits a Research Scientist in Medicinal Chemistry

Position:  Research Scientist (PhD)

Activity: Medicinal Chemistry

Supervisor: Project leader / Chemistry Director

Site: Montpellier, France 

Duration: Fix term contract 18 months.

Starting date: July 2024

Job Description

The Research Scientist in medicinal chemistry will be responsible for the proposal, synthesis, purification and characterization of complex organic small molecules to be carried out for external R&D clients. Oxeltis works for the pharmaceutical industry within contracts in medicinal chemistry (mostly in oncology, neurology, and infectious diseases) or custom synthesis and route scouting. The candidate will be part of a project group under the leadership of Oxeltis’ Chemistry Director.


The successful candidate will hold a PhD in organic chemistry with 2-4 years of experience in medicinal chemistry. This position may also suit a candidate with a previous Post Doc experience. He/she will be familiar with modern synthetic techniques, purification and characterizations methods. An experience in SPPS  and/or Targeted Protein Degradation would be an asset. He/she must be fluent in English and possibly 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 is active since 2010 and specializes in the chemistry of nucleos(t)ides, heterocycles, sugars, macrocycles, peptides, linkers, PROTACs and provides medchem support. Oxeltis has functional and well-equipped labs in Montpellier-France. Oxeltis offers dynamic scientific environment and 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”.