Senior Research Associate, Medicinal Chemistry

Our pre-IPO client is developing a novel therapeutic modality with the ability to impact a high number of cancers.  They are less than 100 people and have raised more than $300 million in the last 24 months!  If the idea of working directly alongside the brightest minds in drug discovery is appealing to you, this is your time!  
 
The main function of this role is to support development of internal drug discovery engine and optimizing drug candidates using a multiplexed synthesis and screening platform.  
 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to;
•  Synthesizing peptide libraries to optimize binding affinity and cell permeability
•  Support pipeline development by tackling synthesis needs for target specific hit to lead activities in collaboration with colleagues
•  Automated peptide synthesis and troubleshooting chemical reactions by LC-MS and/or other analytical tools
 
Formal descriptions can be supplied for interested candidates.
 
Qualified candidates will have a BS or MS in Chemistry or related discipline and hands-on experience with synthetic organic chemistry, methodology development, or process chemistry in a drug discovery setting.  Experience in solid phase peptide synthesis or other automated synthesis technologies is a plus.
 
Must be authorized to work in the US indefinitely to be considered and must be commutable to the Cambridge/Lexington area or able to relocate with very limited assistance. 
 
All resumes will be kept strictly confidential until you choose to pursue a specific opportunity with one of our clients.