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2023 PhD & Post Doc - Senior Scientist, Organic Synthesis/Medicinal Chemistry


Job Locations: Shanghai/Tianjin/Wuhan/Nantong/Chengdu, China
As a global company with operations across Asia, Europe, and North America, WuXi AppTec provides a broad portfolio of R&D and manufacturing services that enable global pharmaceutical and healthcare industry to advance discoveries and deliver groundbreaking treatments to patients. Through its unique business models, WuXi AppTec’s integrated, end-to-end services include chemistry drug CRDMO (Contract Research, Development and Manufacturing Organization), biology discovery, preclinical testing and clinical research services, cell and gene therapies CTDMO (Contract Testing, Development and Manufacturing Organization), helping customers improve the productivity of advancing healthcare products through cost-effective and efficient solutions. WuXi AppTec received AA ESG rating from MSCI in 2021 and its open-access platform is enabling more than 5,800 collaborators from over 30 countries to improve the health of those in need – and to realize the vision that "every drug can be made and every disease can be treated."


  • Accountable for the deliverables of the chemistry project team, including objectives, timelines, literature review, and resource planning 
  • Design, synthesize, and evaluate compounds based on Structure Activity Relationship (SAR)
  • Identify and solve synthetic and medicinal chemistry problems to advance the projects
  • Communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms; Proactive engage the team, the client and the supervisor with regards to the project status, challenges, and action items
  • Interact closely with Biology and DMPK scientists both internally and externally


  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, or other related discipline; industry exposure is preferred;
  • Thorough knowledge of synthetic organic/medicinal chemistry, demonstrated expertise in organic synthesis, chromatographic purification methods, and compound characterization using modern analytical techniques (NMR, MS, HPLC, etc.)
  • A proven track record of scientific achievement through publications and patents
  • Demonstrated leadership potential with teamwork spirits
  • Show a strong sense of responsibility and work ethic
  • Able to make reasonable judgment in a fast-paced environment and/or under complex circumstances 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills both in English and Mandarin Chinese