Company Overview: Terray Therapeutics is a venture-backed biotechnology company led by pioneers and long-time leaders in artificial intelligence, synthetic chemistry, automation, and nanotechnology. We’re generating chemical data purpose-built to propel drug discovery into the information age — and we’re doing it on a larger scale and faster than has ever before been possible.
Our closed loop system generates precise chemical datasets at unrivaled scale that work seamlessly with AI to systematically map biochemical interactions between small molecules and causes of disease. Iterative cycles of virtual molecular design and experimentation power AI and machine learning models, which in turn guide the next cycle of design. With a chemistry engine that measures billions of interactions daily and becomes increasingly precise with every cycle, we can answer an unprecedented array of questions — deriving insights that enable us to predictably create drugs for patients in need.
Position Summary: Terray is seeking an organic chemist to be a key part of the team responsible for development of chemistry for and execution of combinatorial library synthesis.
The candidate will be a key member of our chemistry team responsible for design, planning and execution of library synthesis. This primarily includes reaction development to expand reaction classes that work in our format and to enable incorporation of novel building blocks. Terray employs a unique, best-in-class reaction monitoring technique for analysis of hundreds of millions of individual reactions.
The chemist will also be a key member of our medicinal chemistry optimization of hits to leads to clinical candidates. It is somewhat preferred that the candidate have some experience with solid phase synthesis and DNA-encoded libraries. 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.
- Master’s degree in organic chemistry or related field with 4+ years of relevant experience
- Experience with solid phase synthesis
- Excellent attention to detail
- Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
- Desire to be a team player in a cross-functional environment
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.