Rewind Therapeutics is a privately held biotech company based in Leuven, Belgium that completed a €15.2 million Series A financing and is focused on developing small molecule therapeutics to promote remyelination and repair after brain injury. More information can be found on

We are seeking an experienced medicinal chemist to lead and manage our drug discovery efforts in the company offices in Leuven. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and executing the medicinal chemistry strategy of Rewind’s small molecule drug discovery projects, establishing and maintaining partnerships with chemistry service providers, and directing the chemistry component of all early-stage drug discovery activities from high throughput screening through candidate selection and scale-up. This position reports to the CEO.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have 12+ years of hands-on biotech experience in small molecule drug discovery with a track record of bringing new molecules into IND enabling studies and clinical development, with an advanced degree in Medicinal Chemistry or a related scientific discipline
  • Be knowledgeable and experienced in optimizing new molecules to engage targets in the central nervous system
  • Be able to work in a team and across all dimensions of small molecule discovery, from screening and hit identification to candidate nomination and development, including computational methods for small molecule discovery and optimization
  • Establish effective relationships with key external medicinal chemistry partners, and build partnerships across R&D disciplines including DMPK and pharmacology to ensure the rapid progression of discovery programs

The successful candidate for this position will be a highly motivated individual who can communicate effectively both within and beyond their discipline, who can work effectively in a team in a small, entrepreneurial environment, and who will be flexible and responsive to changing demands of the position.

Rewind Therapeutics encourages and supports a diverse work environment as an Equal Opportunity Employer. Rewind Therapeutics offers a stimulating work environment and a competitive salary package.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, along with a Curriculum Vitae to, or use the contact form below.