Achaogen is seeking a proactive, highly motivated, organized and collaborative Principal Scientists to join our dynamic team of Medicinal Chemists seeking to develop new cures for multi-drug resistant bacterial infections.
The Principal Scientist will have a leading role in all the activities of the chemistry group focusing on scientific excellence in the research, evaluation, and development of novel drug targets and drug candidates to treat serious bacterial infections and other unmet medical needs as required. The Principal Scientist will develop strategies to ensure effective achievement of scientific objectives in collaboration with cross-functional partners. It is expected that the role will include personal contributions in the laboratory, collaboration with others on the principles and theories or drug design and synthesis, and the scientific development of personnel, primarily but not exclusively within chemistry, to ensure the efficient operation of the research function. Additionally, the Principal Scientist will be expected to write and review manuscripts for publication, present at scientific conferences, and develop a significant external presence to represent Achaogen science.