• location: Cambridge, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $22.75 - $26.77 per hour

job description

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Job Title: Bench Scientist Chemist - Level 2 US

Job Summary

  • Seeking an MS or PhD organic chemist at our Cambridge, MA site. The successful candidate will join a team using the company's proprietary Encoded Library Technology (ELT) to discover small molecule Hits/Leads for medicinal chemistry program. Specifically, the candidate will be responsible for small scale synthesis of the ELT based hits and lead followed by early Hit to Lead effort for structure-activity relationship (SAR) before passing the chemical series on to the therapeutic program for further optimization and progression.

Education & Qualifications

Required qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in synthetic organic chemistry with laboratory experience
  • Hands on experience in synthetic methodology for multi-step reactions
  • Familiarity with analytical techniques such as LCMS and NMR for establishing product identity and purity
  • Ability to translate literature protocols into laboratory practice
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Broad knowledge and understanding of organic reactions, recent methodologies, reaction mechanisms, and awareness of recent developments in the literature
  • Motivated and driven to tackle new synthetic challenges and to design and develop time and cost-saving synthetic strategies
  • Good understanding of key medicinal chemistry concepts including Hit confirmation, Hit to Lead process and proficiency with structure-activity relationship (SAR) study assessment.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance

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