General Scope and Summary
SAGE Therapeutics is searching for a creative, resourceful, integrative thinker for an important role as the Principal Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry.
The candidate will have a strong track record in drug discovery to lead our Medicinal Chemistry program focusing on small molecule drugs for CNS disorders. A demonstrated ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, start-up environment will be essential as well as strong managerial and organization skills in an outsource setting. The position requires individuals with an exceptional grasp of the entire interdisciplinary drug discovery process from lead generation to development candidate nomination. In addition, the candidate will have demonstrated highly tuned people management, organizational and decision-making skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required, as is the desire and ability to excel in a multidisciplinary environment as an integral leader and member across multiple project teams.
Roles and Responsibilities
Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills
Must thrive working in a fast-paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient. Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to develop important relationships with key stakeholders, good conflict management and negotiation skills, ability to analyze complex issues to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs and recommendations. Demonstrated ability to translate strategy into action; excellent analytical skills and an ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way and to orchestrate plans to resolve issues and mitigate risks.