Research Associate

La Jolla, California
Commensurate with education and experience
Feb 12, 2018
Science/R&D, Chemistry
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Avelas is searching for a Chemistry Research Associate to support synthesis, purification, and characterization of leads and development candidates. Working with an interdisciplinary team, the successful candidate will support R&D chemistry.


  • Carries out multi-step synthesis, isolation, purification, and characterization of small organic compounds, peptides and conjugates
  • Scale-up of key intermediates and final compounds
  • Perform purification of peptides/conjugates using a variety of purification techniques
  • Support characterization and analytical testing of compounds
  • Analyze and interpret experimental results
  • Document experimental procedures and results


  • BS/BA degree in Chemistry or related discipline with 2+ years post-degree experience
  • Proficient with multi-step organic synthesis and instrumentation including HPLC, LC-MS and chromatographic separations
  • Critical thinking and ability perform reaction scale calculations
  • Able to multi-task and communicate results effectively
  • Clear record of laboratory productivity
  • Must work well in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Good attention to detail