Associate Scientist I/II, Chemistry

Location: San Diego

Job Description/Summary

The Associate Scientist will work as part of a team of scientists to synthesize and design analogs to optimize potency, pharmacokinetics, and in vivo efficacy of potential drug candidates.

Job Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Executing multi-step synthetic routes, optimizing reaction conditions, isolation, and characterization of organic compounds (chromatography, NMR, MS, IR spectroscopy)
  • Collaborating effectively with colleagues across diverse disciplines
  • Documenting research activities and presenting findings clearly

Education and Experience

  • BS or MS in Chemistry or related field with strong understanding of organic and analytical chemistry
  • BS 2-5 years’ or MS 0-4 years’ experience in an organic synthesis, chemistry, or analytical laboratory preferred

Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong synthetic skills and knowledge of lab techniques
  • Familiarity with scientific software such as ChemDraw, Scifinder, and Reaxys
  • Adaptable and flexible, able to handle multiple demands and shifting priorities
  • Self-motivated with good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Able to document and present findings clearly through laboratory notebook, reports, and presentations

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. 

This is a position that requires working in a laboratory environment, protective clothing, gloves, and safety glasses are required while working in a laboratory environment with radioactive materials.

Work Environment

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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