Senior Scientist – Medicinal Chemistry

92121, San Diego
Jun 27, 2018
Science/R&D, Chemistry
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Senior Scientist – Medicinal Chemistry

Inception Sciences, San Diego CA is looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working and highly motivated Medicinal Chemist to join our multidisciplinary drug discovery team in developing small molecule therapeutics to treat cancer, fibrosis and inflammation. The ideal candidate will have a strong synthetic chemistry background and a verifiable track-record in small molecule drug discovery with 5 to 7 years relevant experience.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Design and synthesis of SAR for chosen drug targets.
  • Data interpretation and presentation to both project teams and the company as a whole on a regular basis.
  • Supervision of an associate chemist and/or potential management of external chemistry resources.


  • Organic Chemistry PhD with at least 5 years of experience in small molecule drug discovery.
  • Experience in analyzing SAR and triaging new target molecules.
  • Thorough understanding of the basic drug discovery precepts such as metabolism, pharmacokinetics, in-vitro/in-vivo assay workflows.
  • Proficiency in preparing data presentations for team and company-wide presentation.
  • Organized, self-motivated, able to multitask and deliver results with a high degree of attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A strong team player that enjoys drug discovery and making a meaningful impact to drive projects forward.

Inception Sciences offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits packages, as well as working in a supportive team environment. We invite you to consider a career with Inception by submitting your resume to