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Head of Chemistry (VP/SVP)

Status: Archived
LocationBeijing, China
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Company introduction: 


Pyrotech Therapeutics (Pyrotech) was founded by Professor Feng Shao and Dr. TJ Deng in 2021. Pyrotech aspires to become a leading China-centric, original science-driven, global biopharma company that develops innovative therapeutics for unmet medical needs in the areas of inflammation and oncology.

The scientific foundation of Pyrotech is based on ground-breaking discoveries in Dr. Feng’s lab, which leads the field of innate immunity and pyroptosis research. A technology platform called “Molecular Switch for Innate Immunity and Pyroptosis Modulation,” coupled with close collaborations with clinical translation organizations, enable Pyrotech to quickly discover and develop first-in-class innovative drugs to treat inflammation and oncology diseases for the global market.

Based in a 35,000 ft2 start-of-the-art research center in the Life Science Park of Beijing, China, Pyrotech has built a 50 scientist world-class team in drug discovery, translational research and development. We are now establishing an office in the San Diego, for research and external collaborations in 2021.

From the inception, Pyrotech has received strong support from the investment community. The company has now raised sufficient funds to conduct multiple first-in-class drug discovery projects with staggered initiation of clinical programs for several years. Our mission is to discover superior medicines that will have major impacts on human health. People, passion and science are the driving sources of our growth and success.





Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Member of Executive Committee who will participate in strategic decision making regarding the company’s programs and pipeline
  • Fully responsible and accountable for the chemistry aspect of discovery and pre-clinical programs of the company, and ensures timely delivery of milestones
  • Build and lead a dynamic chemistry team which include up to 35 internal chemists and an equal or greater number of external CRO FTEs, as well as a computational chemistry team
  • Effectively work with external resources and technology platform to support internal programs.



  • Excellent medicinal chemist with more than 15 years of medicinal chemistry experience in biopharma
  • Successfully led multiple programs from early stages into the clinical phase
  • Has experience in building and managing a team with diverse background
  • Preferably worked in the disease areas of immunology, inflammation, and oncology
  • Self-motivated team player who is willing to accept big challenges
  • PhD in organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry.


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