Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry

94043, Mountain View
Jun 14, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Scientist I, Medicinal Chemistry
Mountain View, CA

Seeking highly talented and motivated scientists with a strong synthetic organic chemistry background to join our medicinal chemistry team. The successful candidate will contribute to our expanding pipeline of promising therapeutics and will have an outstanding opportunity for professional growth.
We expect the successful candidates to operate in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team environment and to independently and collaboratively solve complex synthetic and medicinal chemistry challenges.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Apply organic and medicinal chemistry skills in the design and rapid synthesis of Client small molecules as potential drug candidates
  • Closely follow emerging results of biological testing, ADME characterization, and other lead profiling assays; proactively propose new strategies and new target molecules to improve key drug attributes
  • Maintain a high level of productivity in the laboratory through diligence and appropriate planning
  • Regularly summarize results and provide progress updates to the chemistry and cross-functional project teams
  • Contribute to the writing of patent applications, study reports, and scientific publications
  • Positions offer potential for management of direct reports


  • PhD in organic chemistry; or MS with 3 or more years of medicinal chemistry experience in pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong background in organic synthesis and experience with a wide range of techniques related to multi-step synthesis, purification, and spectroscopic analysis
  • Proven track record of achievements through conceptual thinking and translation to results, as demonstrated by publications and patent applications
  • Ability to independently identify and address complex problems in synthetic chemistry
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic; fast learner who can identify the core project challenges and expeditiously change course as required in a fast-paced organization
  • Team player who will be able to collaborate effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Exceptional oral communication and writing skills