Do you love both synthetic chemistry and automation? Do you see a future in the rapid generation of chemical compounds for drug discovery? Our client has the most integrated, automated drug discovery platform in the US—possibly the world. With both chemistry, biology, screening, and more in one automated platform, they are already transforming drug discovery.

If you are a highly motivated and experienced synthetic scientist chemist and have experience with automation you can leverage the existing automation and software expertise to perform closed-loop chemical synthesis, purification, and testing to accelerate drug discovery.  You will work cross-functionally with external and internal teams to continue growing this exciting platform using your skills in experimental design and troubleshooting, method development, process optimization, and creation/implementation of new synthetic routes and technologies. Leading candidates will also have skills in project management and be able to communicate with external chemists.

 Synthetic Chemistry

  • Design, execute and optimize synthetic routes for deployment on automated infrastructure
  • Perform multidimensional analysis of reaction and reagent data
  • Work with the internal supply chain team on material sourcing
  • Expand the company’s  reaction toolbox through development of new synthetic methodologies
  • Prepare material for analytical and assay evaluations
  • Collaborate with functional groups in engineering, product and scientific applications

Contribute to Research and Development Effectiveness

  • Encourage sharing diverse perspectives during technical discussions
  • Generate novel ideas or methods to resolve technical problems
  • Reorganize or reinterpret existing data or information to develop new initiatives

Employee Management and Development

  • Mentor and coach direct reports

Growth in Scientific Community

  • Build and maintain relationships with industrial and academic research groups
  • Author scientific publications and patents

You Have

  • Ph. D. in synthetic organic chemistry or a related area, postdoctoral research experience in an academic or industrial environment and at least five years of relevant industrial experience, or master’s degree plus ten years of relevant industrial experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to individual laboratory productivity in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience working as part of a diverse team
  • A passion for new automation technologies for chemistry and drug discovery

You may have

  • Demonstrated experience leading, managing, and/or mentoring in a lab environment
  • Deep interest in learning and leveraging advanced synthetic and analytical techniques
  • Exceptional proficiency with oral and written communication
  • Experience working with automated chemical synthesis platforms such as ChemSpeed or Zinsser
  • Experience working on medicinal chemistry projects
  • Desire to work with automation and next generation solutions                 

You Want

  • A challenging environment that will push you to grow and improve professionally, every day
  • Opportunities to learn new technologies and fields, along with the freedom to work on hard technology and real science
  • To work on one of the most advanced automated chemistry platforms on the planet
  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity
  • 401k matching
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Monthly gym stipend
  • Lunch & unlimited snacks
  • Professional development budget

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