Research Associate/Senior Research Associate – Medicinal Chemistry

San Diego, CA
Feb 15, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Research Associate or Senior Research Associate– Medicinal Chemistry


Inception Therapeutics in San Diego, CA is looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working and highly motivated research associate to join our medicinal chemistry team in developing small molecule drugs to treat unmet medical needs. The ideal candidate will have a strong synthetic chemistry background with relevant experience working in a pharmaceutical discovery environment.

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

  • Works as part of a team designing drug molecules
  • Timely and efficient synthesis of target small molecules for SAR analysis/program needs.
  • Data presentation to project teams.
  • Assistance in day to day laboratory duties.


  • Organic Chemistry degree (BSc or MSc) with experience in industrial small molecule drug discovery.
  • 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.

About Inception

Inception Therapeutics is a multi-disciplinary discovery engine partnered with Versant Ventures to build and launch transformative new biopharmaceutical companies.  We are home to a dynamic team that enjoys working on cutting-edge science to meet unmet medical need across a variety of therapeutic areas.  Our integrated chemistry, biology and DMPK expertise and capabilities coupled with a successful track record have enabled Inception to become an established leader in new company creation. We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits packages, as well as working in a supportive team environment. This position is located in our San Diego office.  We invite you to consider a career with Inception by submitting your resume.