Senior Research Associate, Chemistry

Position Code: 21070 -18B2

Summary Description

We are looking for a creative, resourceful, and highly collaborative scientist to join our medicinal chemistry team. The candidate will have a strong track record in both cutting edge organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry with a demonstrated ability to thrive and contribute in a dynamic, fast-paced start-up environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for the synthesis, purification, and analysis of small-molecule drug candidates. Proficiency in the analysis of diverse data sets to build structure-activity relationships (SAR) to help drive medicinal chemistry strategy is preferred. Individuals with an exceptional understanding and working knowledge of modern organic synthesis and its application to drug discovery are preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required, as is the ability to excel in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment. We are looking for individuals who embrace our core values of putting people and patients first, in a collaborative team environment that encourages growth and learning. This will be a laboratory-based position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute multi-step synthesis of small-molecule drug candidates
  • Independently, or in conjunction with supervisor, design high quality synthetic routes and help solve synthetic chemistry problems to enable access to new chemical space and novel IP
  • Ability to analyze complex data sets to develop an understanding of SAR
  • Productively interact with cross-functional scientists and communicate results and progress in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Prioritization of chemistry efforts to ensure efficient and timely progression of projects to meet company goals
  • Contribute to the day to day running of the lab to ensure a smooth and safe operation
  • Stay abreast of the literature in both synthetic organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry, to support company research objectives
  • Assist in the preparation of patents and publications, as appropriate

Experience & Education

  • B.S or M.S degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or closely related field with at least 10 years of relevant industry experience
  • Strong track record of executing multi-step organic synthesis to deliver quality drug candidates
  • Demonstrated high impact problem-solving as evidenced by publications or patents
  • Experience in synthetic methods development, target-oriented synthesis, and medicinal chemistry
  • Demonstrated ability in all aspects of modern organic and medicinal chemistry, including compound synthesis, parallel library design and synthesis, structure-based design, and analytical and purification methods
  • Highly collaborative, self-motivated individual with a strong desire to learn and contribute
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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