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Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry

Job Number: 31020


Job Description

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Drug Discovery, the candidate will be responsible for the synthesis and characterization of small molecules that bind RNA. He/She will integrate a broad understanding of synthetic organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry with the goal of developing probe molecules for a pharmacological target of interest. This is a direct laboratory position based in our Jupiter, Florida research site.


  • Design and execute syntheses of complex organic molecules on a milligram to multi-gram scale
  • Design and synthesize molecules with druglike properties, using knowledge of SAR, ADME, PK, and in-silico and in-vitro predictors for multiparameter optimization.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for leadership and participate in internal/external meetings
  • Operate medicinal chemistry tools and techniques to plan and design synthetic targets
  • Utilize modelling software to facilitate structure-based drug design (SBDD) efforts.
  • Perform rapid and critical hit-to-lead evaluation of chemical matter identified through HTS, DEL, and fragment screens.
  • Integrate collaborative chemistry team to synthesize new analogs and probe compounds for discovery projects
  • Support the advancement of lead compounds through in-vitro and in-vivo evaluation to identify clinical development candidates.
  • Plan, coordinate, and manage research activities conducted at CROs.
  • Apply standard laboratory techniques to purify compounds with state-of-the-art techniques to characterize intermediates and final compounds

Required Skills

  • Bachelors with a minimum of 5 years’ experience; or a master’s with a minimum of 2 years of experience; or a PhD with a minimum 0 – 1 yrs. related experience within synthetic organic chemistry
  • Possess strong synthetic organic chemistry expertise and apply the latest scientific methodologies to solve challenging medicinal chemistry problems.
  • Experience in advanced synthetic, purification, and spectroscopic techniques used in the preparation and characterization of complex organic molecules (HPLC, NMR, MS instrumentation) is required
  • Familiarity with standard laboratory instrumentation and software (SciFinder, Chemdraw)
  • Ability to design synthetic targets and successfully execute their syntheses
  • Proven experience with independently troubleshooting and optimizing syntheses and reactions
  • Deep understanding of the entire drug discovery R&D process, including ADME/PK, pharmacology, CMC, formulations, and computational chemistry
  • Familiarity with photo-crosslinking probe synthesis preferred
  • Ability to function as part of an interdisciplinary team in support of overall research activities and project goals


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