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Group Head Isotope Chemistry (m/w/d)

85567 Grafing bei München, Deutschland
14. März 2023



Assume leadership for the “Isotope Chemistry” team in Grafing with associated laboratory units and assigned direct reports (academics and technicians).

Coordinate work and delegate tasks to ensure optimal employment of resources and to meet financial targets. Ensure smooth and timely interaction with other groups.

Contribute to operational, financial, and strategic decisions as member of the management team in Grafing, actively support the mission and objectives set by Nuvisan.

Assume responsibility in the role as Responsible Scientist for planning, performance, and reporting of syntheses of radiolabeled APIs (non-GxP and GMP) as well as preclinical formulations (non-GxP and GLP) in suitable quality and in accordance with pre-defined capacity and time frame.

Ensure adequate training of staff in order to further develop capabilities and strengths and ameliorate where gaps are identified.

Evaluate and implement new technologies, techniques, and skills in accordance with the site strategy and ensure continuous improvement of processes.

Author, edit, and review service estimates, reports, scientific publications, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), quality and/or strategic documents as well as marketing material and ensure their appropriate quality.

Provide scientific advice to clients, identify project issues particularly in the area of isotope chemistry and elaborate solutions with clients/sponsor’s representatives and line management.

May supervise activities subcontracted to other contract research organizations (CRO) and may assume the role as study monitor.

Assume responsibility as radiation safety officer.

Ideally, assume responsibility as Head of Production for GMP 14C-API syntheses.

Represent function scientific area, and expertise outside of Nuvisan upon request.


PhD in organic chemistry or related discipline with previous relevant experience (at least 5 years) in medicinal chemistry and/or organic synthesis at CROs or in the pharmaceutical industry.

In-depth knowledge of radiolabeling comprising at 14C and 3H.

Preferably experience in a highly regulated environment (GMP).

Experiences in leading small to mid-size teams.

Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.

Fluent in English and German.

Profound organizational and problem-solving skills, high personal initiative.


Permanent employment contract and an attractive salary package.

Flexible working hours including a modern workplace and the option of working from home (mobile working).

30 days holiday per year.

Employer-funded pension.

Comprehensive induction and individual training and development.

Free parking spaces directly on-site.

A dynamic, future-oriented and employee-oriented company, with room for growth and your own ideas.

Interdisciplinary, agile teams with flat hierarchies.

Work on products and services with high social impact.

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