Senior Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry/Chemical Biology - San Diego, CA | Biospace
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Senior Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry/Chemical Biology

Vividion Therapeutics

San Diego, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Masters Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Biology, Chemistry, Medicinal Chemist, Senior Scientist,

Job Description

Vividion Therapeutics is seeking a highly-motivated Senior Scientist to contribute to the identification and development of novel small-molecule drugs. Vividion is a privately held biotechnology company based in San Diego that is leveraging an innovative and proprietary chemical proteomics platform to efficiently discover novel drugs in multiple areas including oncology and immunology. As an early stage startup company, Vividion is looking for energetic and experienced candidates with a desire to work in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment.

As a member of the chemistry department, the successful candidate will contribute to both platform building and drug discovery programs as an experimentalist from the bench.  Key skills will include a solid understanding of medicinal chemistry concepts, biological assay relevance, bio-orthogonal transformations and modern chemical biology methods, and a demonstrable expertise in modern organic chemistry.  


•   PhD and 6+ years (or MS and 8+ years) biotech/pharma industry experience in medicinal chemistry and/or chemical biology
•   Ability to clearly articulate biological/therapeutic hypothesis relevant to previous experiences
•   Basic understanding of in vitro and in vivo ADME concepts
•   Solid problem solving skills and awareness of contemporary scientific advances in the literature
•   Highly productive in the lab along with hands-on experience using modern lab hardware
•   Ability to work in a multi-functional team environment

The preferred candidate will be comfortable balancing the use of traditional approaches and exploring novelty on the cutting edge of modern small-molecule drug discovery.  Attributes such as curiosity, creativity, instinct, focus, attention to details, and a willingness to challenge dogma will differentiate the best candidates.

In addition to a competitive compensation package with stock options, Vividion also offers a comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families, which includes medical, dental, life, disability insurance. For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter referencing job SSMC2017.05.23.  Vividion Therapeutics, Inc. is an EEO employer.