Research Associate I, Organic Chemistry Temporary

Seattle, WA, United States
Jul 25, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Research Associate I, Organic Chemistry

The entry level process chemist will work in a team designing and conducting experiments to develop scalable chemical processes. The successful candidate will also scale process to deliver quantities of process intermediates and final APIs to meet requests from other departments. They may also be called upon to provide technical support for further scale up. This may include written and oral technical presentations.

Good things are happening at Omeros!

Come join our Omeros CMC Team!

Who is Omeros?

Omeros is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for large-market and orphan indications targeting inflammation, complement-mediated diseases, disorders of the central nervous system and immune-related diseases, including cancers. In addition to its commercial product OMIDRIA (phenylephrine and ketorolac intraocular solution) 1%/0.3%, Omeros has multiple phase 3 and phase 2 clinical-stage development programs focused on complement-mediated disorders and substance abuse. Omeros also has a diverse group of preclinical programs including GPR174, a novel target in immuno-oncology that modulates a new cancer immunity axis recently discovered by Omeros. Small-molecule inhibitors of GPR174 are part of Omeros' proprietary G proteincoupled receptor (GPCR) platform through which it controls 54 new GPCR drug targets and their corresponding compounds. The company also exclusively possesses a novel antibody-generating platform.

What are your job responsibilities?

  • Fosters an environment of the highest level of laboratory safety
  • Works within a team environment to design and execute experiments leading to the development of scalable chemical processes
  • Synthesis of organic substrates, intermediates, and final products
  • Proper record keeping and data analysis
  • Preparation of documents for tech transfer of chemical processes
Education, Experience, Skills, and Knowledge Required:

  • BS/BA in Chemistry, preferably with an emphasis in organic chemistry
  • Working knowledge of analytical chemistry (HPLC, GC, NMR, MS)
  • Prior lab experience preferably in scale up/process chemistry
Behavioral Competencies Required:

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships with management, peers, and subordinates.
  • Keen attention to detail
Physical Demands Required:

  • Intermittent physical activity including bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, or lifting up to 40 lbs.
  • May encounter prolonged periods of sitting
  • This position requires working around hazardous material.
Omeros is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.

It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation to anyone with a disability who needs assistance completing the job application process. If you need assistance, you can either send an e-mail to or contact Omeros, asking for Human Resources, at (206) 676-5000