Synthetic Chemist – San Diego, CA
We are seeking a highly qualified synthetic/medicinal chemist to
apply synthetic approaches to advance our small-molecule drug
discovery programs. As a key member of the research team, you will
have the opportunity to make direct contributions to the drug
discovery efforts using medicinal chemistry methods. You will
synthesize molecules to support all aspects of small molecule drug
discovery ranging from lead identification to pre-clinical
Schedule: M-F, 1st shift
Duties and Responsibilities:
The colleague will direct and drive medicinal chemistry
functions for one or more drug discovery projects, working in
concert with partners in biology, pharmacology, computational
chemistry, ADME, and other key functions.
Their contribution to these teams will be to design and
synthesize quality chemical leads for new drug targets and improve
potency, selectivity, and ADME properties of lead compounds.
They will analyze screening data, perform literature reviews,
design, propose, and execute medicinal chemistry plans, coordinate
chemistry and biology data to support compound progression and
This independent scientist/senior scientist will be comfortable
working in a team environment and is expected to have strong
written and oral communication skills.
Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry or
related field is required.
Must have 2 to 5 years of post-graduate experience relevant to
organic synthesis or medicinal chemistry.
Good familiarity with modern organometallic transformations and
Experience in independently designing synthetic routes and
conducting multi-step syntheses in small and large scales towards
Ability to independently solve complex problems relating to
Track record of scientific contributions including peer reviewed
publications, patent applications, and/or presentations at national
meetings is required.
Hands-on experience executing a variety of organic chemistry
reactions including synthesis of chiral compounds.
Highly productive in the lab along with hands-on experience
using modern lab techniques.
Motivated team player and ability to work in a multi-functional
team environment. Strong knowledge of medicinal chemistry and drug
discovery approaches is preferred. Strong oral and written
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