Associate Scientist: Chemistry

Location
Pasadena, CA, United States
Posted
Jul 30, 2021
Ref
4357155003
Hotbed
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Company Overview: Terray Therapeutics is a venture-backed biotechnology company leveraging our vast high-quality data to optimize the path from discovery to transformative therapeutics. Our approach delivers on the promise of computation to revolutionize drug discovery. Through our closed-loop wet lab discovery platform and data-rich AI, we overcome existing constraints on chemical data by systematically mapping the biochemical interactions of massive and diverse small molecule libraries to identify novel therapeutic compounds. Access to this quantitative data at scale allows us to intelligently navigate an infinitely extensible and highly diverse chemical space to efficiently design, discover and optimize small molecule therapeutics. Our internal development programs are focused on immunology. In addition to these programs we also work with leading pharmaceutical companies.

Our integrated computational platform, tNova, harnesses our novel affinity binding technology, tArray, unique resynthesis capabilities, and broad biology infrastructure. tArray is the foundation of our discovery engine. It enables us to screen hundreds of millions of compounds in minutes and return quantitative data on each compound. Vast, high purity, and high diversity compound libraries are rapidly iterated using best-in-class chemistry to unlock chemical insights at the scale necessary to power AI-driven drug discovery.

Position Summary: Terray Therapeutics is seeking an associate organic chemist to be a key part of our chemistry team. The associate scientist will be primarily responsible for resynthesis of hit compounds and will also support reaction development and library synthesis as needed.

Terray's chemistry is optimized for solid phase synthesis and when hit compounds are identified, they are resynthesized on solid support. The candidate will be the lead for executing resynthesis for hits of interest using a programmable solid phase synthesis system and subsequent purification and characterization. The candidate will be responsible for overseeing the entire resynthesis process; including optimizing workflows and maintaining instrumentation. The candidate will also participate in other chemistry workflows as needed. The candidate will work closely with the rest of the chemistry team and head of chemistry.

Experience and Qualifications: Given the company's size, anticipated growth and fast-paced environment, the organization requires a scientist who is thoughtful, high energy and can work effectively with the chemistry team to further enhance our next generation drug discovery capabilities.

Part of Terray Therapeutics' success is nurtured by a hands-on work environment where everyone is accountable, everyone is vested in a vision of excellence, and everyone actively takes part in the success of the business. Terray Therapeutics supports a positive work environment comprised of engaged employees who feel appreciated, recognized and free to be creative.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in organic chemistry or related field

OR
  • Bachelor's degree in organic chemistry or related field and 2 years of related scientific experience
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Desire to be a team player in a cross-functional environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with solid phase synthesis

She/he will exhibit the ability to work well under pressure to provide results in a short timeframe. The company is looking for a highly responsive, goal-oriented individual who will bring significant energy and drive to solve complex technical problems and help us achieve our mission to advance human health.