Senior Research Associate/Research Scientist: Compound Management

San Diego, CA
May 21, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Senior Research Associate/Research Scientist: Compound Management

Inception Sciences in San Diego, CA is looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working and highly motivated Senior Research Associate/Research Scientist to join our multidisciplinary drug discovery team in developing small molecule therapeutics to treat unmet medical needs. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in compound management operations, lab automation and scientific software applications. Also, relevant experience working in a drug discovery environment is required.

Inception Therapeutics is a multi-disciplinary discovery engine founded in 2011 with Versant Ventures to build and launch transformative new biotechnology companies.  Inception’s 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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Organize and maintain inventory of company compounds
  • Fulfill compound requests including compound libraries
  • Register compounds from internal and external sources
  • Set up and manage appropriate automation systems
  • Manage compound data in company databases
  • Participate in plating and screening compounds in biological assays
  • Provide input on process improvements
  • Trouble shoot and maintain systems
  • Other duties as requested


  • B.S. degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or related field
  • At least 3 years of industry experience working in compound management
  • Familiarity with compound libraries and automated systems
  • Experience in analytical chemistry techniques
  • 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
  • Must have strong computer skills and proficiency with standard scientific software.
  • Desire, flexibility and initiative to tackle new tasks and challenges.
  • Aptitude for working effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication of scientific ideas and data.
  • Strong commitment to business ethics.

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.