Scientist, Chemistry

South San Francisco, California
Feb 15, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

SiteOne Therapeutics, Inc. is seeking a talented and highly motivated scientist with experience in organic and medicinal chemistry. Applicants holding a PhD in organic chemistry with 2–10 years of relevant work experience in a research or development environment are encourage to apply. The ideal candidate has expertise in complex molecule synthesis and medicinal chemistry, including standard analytical and purification methods. SiteOne is a biotech start-up with labs in San Francisco, and is exploiting technology discovered at and licensed from Stanford University. Compensation includes a competitive salary, equity participation and attractive benefits. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and résumé, including contact information for three job references, to


• Design, synthesis and characterization of novel small molecule drug candidates
• Experiments to define new chemical routes to active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates with an appreciation of the requirements of scalable, cost effective processes
• Clear communication of scientific information in written and oral form
• Preparation of technical documents including patents and publications

• PhD or equivalent with a focus on Organic/Medicinal Chemistry
• Expertise in complex, multi-step synthesis and compound purification
• 2–5 years of relevant post-degree work experience
• A track record that demonstrates technical proficiency, scientific creativity, and the ability to collaborate with others
• Strong problem solving ability, creativity, initiative and independence
• Excellent teamwork, organizational and interpersonal skills