Discovery Chemist

You will join a dynamic oncology drug discovery team fundamentally committed to innovation.  You will operate at the hub of a network of interconnected relationships that form our virtual discovery chemistry department.

Responsibilities

  • Utilizing your knowledge of structure-based design, you will craft hit discovery plans in combination with our discovery biology team, construct hit-to-lead strategies and manage lead optimization campaigns up to clinical candidate nomination.  
  • Engage in CADD based rational design to support lead optimization.  
  • Expectation to participate in group meetings with research partners and CRO’s that will often take place outside of normal working hours.  
  • Play a central role in adopting new and useful technologies for small molecule-related drug discovery including, but not limited to, PROTACs and molecular glues.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience required:

  • PhD in synthetic organic/medicinal chemistry. 
  • 1-3 years postdoctoral or industrial experience.
  • Strong record of productivity as demonstrated by publications/patents.
  • Expertise in synthetic organic chemistry. 
  • An understanding of drug design principles, DMPK, tox, etc.
  • Experience with CADD preferred.
  • Experience with PROTAC, Molecular Glues, DEL preferred.

 

Job Location: Lehi, UT

Equal Opportunity Employer

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