Research Scientist (Organic Chemistry)

The Research Scientist will join a fast-growing team of synthetic chemists, medicinal chemists and biochemists to develop novel small molecule drugs, peptide-based drugs and polymer-drug conjugate technologies. The ideal candidate will independently conceive, design, and execute laboratory experiments, interpret data, and contribute to progress report writing with minimum supervision. The candidate as a project leader will work together with other investigators in the precision therapeutics team to advance applied research and laboratory development work and to commercialize a portfolio of drug technologies and products.

  • Location: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
  • Job Type: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Design organic synthesis strategy, and perform organic synthesis, purification and characterization of small molecules.
  2. Perform bioconjugation with peptides to small molecules using bioactive linkers; conduct polymer and peptide functionalization, purification with automated chromatography, and characterization with LCMS, NMR, and other analytical tools.
  3. Analyze and interpret technical data.
  4. Manage laboratory instruments.
  5. Write, review and edit technical documents.

Required Key Competencies

  1. Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Synthetic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry or related disciplines.
  2. A minimum of 5 years of laboratory research experience.
  3. Proficient in organic synthesis, multi-step synthesis, small molecule designs
  4. Skilled in chromatographic purification of organic compounds
  5. Experienced in analytical tools (LCMS, HPLC, NMR etc) for compound characterization
  6. Capable of analyzing complex technical problems and interpreting results in a concise fashion
  7. Demonstrated attention to details
  8. Strong self-direction

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What We Offer

  • Zymeron offers competitive paid leaves, vacations, flextime, health (medical, dental and vision) insurance, retirement plans and others.
  • Zymeron participates in E-Verify Employment Verification.
  • Zymeron is an equal opportunity employment (EOE) employer.