Senior Research Associate, Medicinal Chemistry at Relay Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA, US
Position Summary:

Relay Therapeutics is seeking highly skilled and motivated scientist with expertise in synthetic organic chemistry to join our medicinal chemistry group. The successful candidate will help solve medicinal chemistry problems by designing and synthesizing novel compounds, in close collaboration with colleagues in biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, computational chemistry, and biology/pharmacology. Scientists who love working in a team environment and are highly motivated, creative, and detail-oriented are encouraged to apply.

Job Responsibilities:

Work with the chemistry team leader and a multidisciplinary team of drug discovery scientists to identify and prioritize synthetic targets
Independently design synthetic routes and solve complex synthetic problems
Lead the synthetic effort of program teams into new areas; demonstrate a high level of creativity and productivity at the bench
Proactively review literature to bring in the newest scientific findings, ideas, and methods/technologies for discovery research
Interpret, summarize, and present research findings in internal and external scientific meetings/conferences
Contribute to patent, report, and scientific publication writing
Maintain and promote a safe work environment

BS with 10+ or MS with 7+ years of industrial experience in medicinal chemistry
Proven track record of excellence as exhibited by high impact, peer-reviewed publications and/or patents
Superior laboratory skills and proficiency in experimental design
Self-motivation and a proactive mindset
Ability to work independently and to interact with a multidisciplinary team of medicinal chemists, structural biologists, biophysicists, biologists, computational chemists, pharmacologists, and external collaborators
Capability to work within a dynamic matrix environment, contributing to project strategies and progression
Excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills