Scientist, Chemistry

Jupiter, Florida
We offer a competitive total compensation package commensurate with experience
May 03, 2018
Jun 03, 2018
Job Type

Scientist, Chemistry


Perform research in the laboratory as a synthetic and medicinal chemist applying the latest knowledge and techniques in the field.  Advance the assigned program and contribute to the identification of a lead or development candidate.  

Essential Functions

·       Design and execute syntheses of complex organic molecules on a milligram to multi-gram scale

·       Use advanced laboratory techniques to purify mixtures of compounds

·       Use state of the art techniques to characterize intermediates and final compounds

·       Rationally design a series of target molecules for a pharmacological target of interest

·       Use medicinal chemistry tools and techniques to plan and design synthetic targets

·       Communicate results to co-workers and management in both oral and written manner and assist in the preparation of patent applications


·       Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry strongly preferred; a combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered

·       1-2 years of post-graduate experience working in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry or a related position as a laboratory scientist

·       Highly proficient in advanced synthetic, purification and spectroscopic techniques utilized in the preparation and characterization of complex organic molecules

·       Demonstrated ability to design synthetic targets and successfully execute their syntheses

·       Several first author or co-author publications in peer-reviewed journals demonstrating research accomplishments is preferred

·       Familiarity with Structure-Based Drug Design

·       Firm understanding of modern Medicinal Chemistry concepts and the ability to use them in the design of target molecules or to improve the properties of existing compounds

·       Ability to work effectively in teams and collaborate with other scientists including microbiologists, structural biologists, pharmacologists and toxicologists

·       Self-starter with a strong work ethic and ability to work independently and show flexibility when needed

·       Effective oral and written English communication skills

·       Familiarity with standard laboratory instrumentation, computers, and office and laboratory software

About Expansion Therapeutics

Expansion Therapeutics is a drug discovery and development company pursuing the vast potential of small molecule medicines for RNA-mediated diseases. We are initially focused on expansion repeat disorders, a set of ~30 genetic diseases for which there are no satisfactory therapies. Our lead disease focus, myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), is the most frequent cause of adult onset muscular dystrophy. Expansion has assembled an initial focused pipeline of compositions targeting repeats that drive a number of expansion repeat disorders. For more information or to apply for this position, please visit our website

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