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Job: Scientist - Medicinal Chemistry, Ribometrix, Durham, NC

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General Information


Job title: Scientist - Medicinal Chemistry
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Job location: Durham, NC  27701 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 12/19/2017
Job category:Research and Development
Employment type:Full time
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Job Description

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The Company:
A platform therapeutics company discovering small molecule drugs that target functional RNA structures to treat human disease.

The Role:
The Scientist - Medicinal Chemistry will be working with our internal research and external medicinal chemistry groups to design and synthesize small-molecules in the pursuit of target validation, hit-to-lead and lead optimization. The successful candidate will engage in synthetic and medicinal chemistry problem solving and will collaborate across disciplines to drive programs.

Major Responsibilities:
• Work with internal and external medicinal chemistry groups to successfully advance programs.
• Analyze data and collaborate with our multidisciplinary teams to prioritize synthetic targets
• Lead and oversee effective interactions with CROs.
• Lead medicinal and synthetic chemistry efforts, demonstrate high level of problem solving and creativity
• Interpret and communicate results effectively
• Maintain and promote safe work environment
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Job Requirements

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• MS or PhD. in synthetic organic chemistry

Required Experience:
• If PhD, 3-7 years of experience, at least 3 of those in an industry setting
• If MS, 7-10 years of experience, at least 5 of those in an industry setting
• Strong track record in impacting hit-to-lead and lead optimization programs
• High level of creativity and productivity with strong synthetic chemistry problem solving skills
• Proven ability to work collaborate effectively with others in a dynamic and highly matrixed environment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
• Experience working with CROs is preferred

Please send a cover letter and CV to
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