PostDoc Medicinal Chemistry (m/f/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Research & Development
Job ID:  40475

Hiring Manager: Florian Jakob 


For our Postdoc Programme, we are looking for top performers, lateral thinkers, visionaries, team players, creative heads – diverse leaders of tomorrow!

Our 24-months programme offers you a unique experience in R&D Medicinal Chemistry. Impactful projects with top management visibility will give you a flying start in your career. 


What the job looks like
Each day you'll enjoy a variety of challenges, such as:

  • During your programme you´ll dive into different functions within R&D Medicinal Chemistry

  • Your project will focus on synthetic organic chemistry to support drug discovery projects and you will study the principles of medicinal chemistry in a pharmaceutical company

  • You will work together with experienced medicinal chemists on the optimization of biological active compounds

  • You will independently design, plan, and execute the synthesis of small molecules and support interpretation of complex data sets to identify clinical candidates

  • You will improve the synthetic accessibility of attractive lead structures and investigate modern methods for late stage modification of biological active molecules

  • You will be part of interdisciplinary project teams where you present and discuss your results

  • You will actively work on your development, which is supported by a (Senior) Leader Mentor including ambition talks, coaching sessions, & performing reviews

  • You will participate in common trainings for all graduates and will be part of the Global Graduate Network


What you'll bring to the table
To make the most of this role and truly thrive, you should have:

  • You are a recently graduated PhD chemistry student with strong practical experience in preparative organic chemistry who enjoys working in the lab
  • You have a comprehensive knowledge in modern synthetic methodologies and the demonstrated ability to do successful research (publications in peer-reviewed journals)
  • You have demonstrated a high level of creativity and independence in solving complex scientific problems
  • You have fluent business English language skills in speaking and writing and have the ability to plan and manage your own work effectively


Come on board & look forward to:

  • Holidays plus bridging days
  • Top modern international working environment including SmartWork
  • Subsidized lunch, free provision of water & coffee at selected facilities
  • Wide range of company benefits e.g. health initiatives & sports activities



More about our Global Graduate Programme

 Graduates (grunenthal.com)


About Grünenthal

Grünenthal is a global leader in pain management and related diseases. As a science-based, privately-owned pharmaceutical company, we have a long track record of bringing innovative treatments and state-of-the-art technologies to patients worldwide. Our purpose is to change lives for the better – and innovation is our passion. We are focussing all of our activities and efforts on working towards our vision of a world free of pain.

Grünenthal is headquartered in Aachen, Germany, and has affiliates in 29 countries across Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are available in more than 100 countries. In 2020, Grünenthal employed around 4,500 people and achieved sales of € 1.3 bn.

Your HR contact: 
Anke Harmuth

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