Analytical Chemist located in Solna

Oncopeptides is a global biotech company focused on the development of targeted therapies for difficult-to-treat hematological diseases. The company is focusing on the development of the lead product candidate melflufen (melphalan flufenamide), a first-in-class anti-cancer peptide-drug conjugate that rapidly delivers an alkylating payload into tumor cells. Melflufen is in development as a new treatment for the hematological cancer multiple myeloma and is currently being evaluated in multiple clinical studies including the pivotal phase 2 HORIZON study and the ongoing phase 3 OCEAN study.

Oncopeptides’ headquarters is in Stockholm, Sweden with U.S. headquarters in Boston, Mass. The company is listed in the Mid Cap segment on Nasdaq Stockholm with the ticker ONCO. Today the company consists of 150+ coworkers in Europe and USA.

We are looking for an Analytical Chemist to join our early research team, currently consisting of 25 people. Highly motivated, passionate analytical chemist holding PhD in analytical chemistry with hands-on experience in general analytical chemistry. Experience of Q-Tof method development as well as routine analysis is a plus, as well as first-hand experience of other mass spectroscopy analysis, preferably using triple quadrupole techniques. Previous experience in industry is not required but will clearly be an advantage. The successful candidates must demonstrate their capabilities in problem-solving and in working in an autonomous manner. The position is a fulltime employment, and you will report to a Chemistry Director. The role is located in Stockholm/Solna.

Job description:

  • HPLC/MS method development (Q-Tof and triple quad) and routine analysis of novel chemical entities
  • Structure elucidation in both easy and complex matrixes
  • Bioanalysis of small molecules and medium sized peptides
  • Assist in efforts associated with setup of new biological assays
  • Support CMC activities with analytical chemistry knowledge
  • Working closely with designated cross-functional project teams to deliver analytical chemistry part of projects in timely fashion in accordance to highest industry standards

Required Background, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of modern analytical techniques and chemistry software/databases is not only required, but a must
  • Previous experience working in drug discovery is a merit but not an absolute pre-requisite
  • Fluency in English and strong communication skills to share results (orally and in writing) are essential

Required/Preferred Education:

  • We are looking for a PhD in analytical chemistry with a keen interest in chromatography and mass spectroscopy based analytical chemistry who want to make a large contribution to a fast-growing biotech company


Please send your CV and cover letter to and write Analytical Chemist in the subject line. We handle screening and selection continuously and therefore encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Start-date will be 1st April or later if agreed. All enquiries are treated confidentially and will be handled in accordance with GDPR.