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Transforming challenges into medicines

The Company:

Nuevolution is a Copenhagen based, leading biopharmaceutical company focused on developing treatments for human diseases within oncology, immuno-oncology and autoimmune diseases. Nuevolution is the sole inventor of the Chemetics® drug discovery platform which enables efficient discovery of novel chemical small molecule leads for specific indications. By applying Chemetics® we have radically changed the premises of modern drug discovery.

Nuevolution has established itself as a leader in the field of small molecule lead discovery. We currently run more than 20 disease targets at various discovery stages in our own pipeline or in collaboration with our many pharmaceutical, institutional and academic partners.  The companies’ growth objective is the establishment of a number of high value drug programs in early clinical development as well as in discovery and pre-clinical development, available and ready for partnering, thereby leveraging its drug discovery platform.

We offer a highly challenging and inspiring working environment in a biotech company pushing boundaries. If you are hard-working, creative, goal-oriented, open minded and have the desire for doing break-through science within drug discovery, we have the ideal position for you.

The Position:

As a member of our Early Discovery group, the position offers scientific challenges within an exciting new field of Drug Discovery, including use of Chemetics® technology, data mining, hit validation and optimisation. The position will involve bench work. You will be assigned to projects in the early discovery phase, where you participate with your chemical expertise in the process of identifying, validating, synthesising and optimizing hits from our Chemetics® libraries. Specifically, tasks will include:

  • Synthesis and characterisation of screening hits
  • Synthesis of tool compounds
  • Development of synthesis strategies
  • Characterize compounds using analytical instrumentation such as HPLC-MS and NMR
  • Guidance of CRO chemists
  • Interpretation of biological data
  • Optimization of hits
  • Present scientific results at team meetings
  • Teamwork


Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or an MSc degree in Organic Chemistry or related disciplines with a solid understanding of organic chemistry. MSc candidates should have 3+ years post graduate organic chemistry laboratory experience (in industry or academy) synthesizing small molecules. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong theoretical and hands-on experience within organic synthesis, preferably from industry
  • Knowledge of medicinal chemistry and drug discovery
  • Good command of the most used software packages
  • Basic molecular biology knowledge
  • Excellent English communication skills
  • Outspoken personality with an urge for creating results

Furthermore, the Employee will collaborate with other members of the project group in order to reach company goals.

The Employee will report formally to the Director of Discovery Chemistry at Nuevolution.

The place of work will be at our premises in Copenhagen.

We offer:

  • An exciting and open working environment with 42 highly skilled colleagues operating in a focused and committed biotech company
  • Competitive salary and remuneration package based on performance, attitude and qualifications
  • A great place to be

To apply for this position, please send your application marked “Scientist chemistry” including CV to Nuevolution (job@nuevolution.com) or Nuevolution A/S, Rønnegade 8, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark, no later than April 7, 2017.

For further information, contact: Luigi Piero Stasi (lps@nuevolution.com / +45 39 13 09 01). For further company details see the Nuevolution homepage (www.nuevolution.com).

Nuevolution AB (publ) is a leading small molecule drug discovery biotech company founded in 2001, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. Nuevolution AB (publ) is listed at Nasdaq First North Premier in Stockholm, Sweden (ticker: NUE). More information about Nuevolution can be found on: www.nuevolution.com

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