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Senior Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry

Revolution Medicines

Redwood City, CA
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Job Description

REVOLUTION Medicines is an exciting, early stage biotechnology company that discovers and develops innovative drugs for cancer patients directed toward frontier oncology and immune-oncology targets.  The company draws inspiration from evolution and natural products that are inherently rich with biological function. REVOLUTION Medicines deploys an innovative toolkit including REVBLOCKS™, an integrated suite of rapid, agile, and modular synthesis methodologies applied to simple chemical “building blocks,” and the REVEAL™ computational platform, which uses evolution’s lessons to inform selection of chemical scaffolds guide drug design for non-classical drug targets. As a new member of the RevMed team, you will join other outstanding scientists who are helping lead our efforts in the discovery and development of new medicines for unmet needs in cancer.

The Opportunity:

•   As a key member of the Chemistry team, you will:
o   Have a fresh, dynamic and “can-do” attitude.  You will be a role model for leading from the bench with respect to high quality compound design through to synthesis execution
o   Analyze project data and communicate findings and recommendations to a variety of stakeholders
o   Partner in the scientific activities of other outstanding medicinal chemists in the department and help create an environment where we channel scientific curiosity to build and deliver a sustainable portfolio
o   Substantially contribute to the conception and implementation of innovative, interdisciplinary research projects
o   Represent REVOLUTION Medicines with external organizations and help build the scientific reputation for our novel Drug Discovery paradigm through a variety of external disclosures
o   Enhance our operational efficiency & flexibility through continuous improvement activities and implementation of best practice
o   Embrace all sources of innovation to improve project success rates and expand our target space
o   Secure our junior chemists future scientific & career growth through high quality coaching and mentoring
o   Demonstrate commitment to the RevMed chemistry department vision to ensure we are acknowledged both internally & externally as the “next generation” natural product-inspired Medicinal Chemistry specialists
o   Be instrumental in the successfully delivery of a range of anti-cancer Drug Candidates for frontier oncology targets


•   Ph.D. degree in chemistry with a deep understanding of medicinal and synthetic chemistry, from hit generation through to candidate selection
•   Ideally 5+ years of drug discovery experience with a strong track record of scientific leadership, innovation and candidate drug delivery
•   Excellent written and verbal communication skills to work with interdepartmental teams
•   Innovative team-player with high energy for our start-up environment
•   Demonstrated ability to lead, plan and achieve research goals as part of an interdisciplinary team


We offer a dynamic, collaborative, and scientifically challenging environment plus an excellent benefits package. To be considered for this exciting career opportunity, please forward your resume with a cover letter to:

REVOLUTION Medicines is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital and veteran status.