Scientist /Senior Scientist - Protein Biochemistry at Relay Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA, US
Our company was founded on the premise that protein motion can be leveraged to create breakthrough medicines. The team at Relay Therapeutics is putting this principle into practice, with the aim of accelerating the development of medicines that will make a transformative difference in patients’ lives. We don’t’ just stare hard problems in the face – we go out looking for them. Are you energized by attempting to do the impossible and you love proteins? We’re looking for you!
At Relay, our team is energized by the ultimate collaboration between biology, chemistry, computation, and biochemistry, biophysics and structural biology. Putting protein motion at the heart of drug discovery is a challenge, but we are confident that our team’s dedication and urgency will create opportunities that deeply impact the lives of the patients. We’re building a company for the ages. Are you ready to #JoinTheRelay?

The opportunity

    • We are looking for a self-motivated scientist with a strong background in Protein Biochemistry to join our Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology team. We are applying state of the art technology towards the discovery, characterization and optimization of small molecule therapeutics for targets presenting high unmet medical needs.
    • As a creative and collaborative scientist, you’ll play a central role in building the best protein production and characterization platform of the industry, capable of producing any target. Further, you will lead protein biochemistry and biophysics within project teams to generate target modulation hypotheses, evaluate small molecule inhibitors and their mechanism of action, and assist in crafting overall project team goals and strategies.

Your role

    • You’ll play a central role of Relay’s protein and biophysical characterization platform. Within this role, you will lead efforts in protein expression, purification and biophysical characterization of our diverse portfolio of targets.
    • You will serve as a protein biochemistry lead on project teams leveraging insights in protein motion to drive drug discovery for clinically important targets in cancer.
    • You will communicate and coordinate research activities with our CRO partners.
    • Your role may include coaching and mentoring of junior team members.
    • You can expect that analysis, interpretation, documentation and presentation of data to senior leadership and project teams will be part of your day.
    • We’ll depend on you to assess, adopt and implement new technologies and experimental techniques that will improve and enable drug discovery.
    • You will help us stay connected to our community by attending external scientific meetings/conferences and share and present your findings to internal team members.
    • Your voice is important. We’ll count on you to contribute to group knowledge and expertise through collaboration and idea exchange with multidisciplinary teams

Your background

    • You earned a PhD in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Structural Biology or a related discipline.
    • You have spent at least 5 years gaining relevant industry and postdoctoral experience.
    • You have worked on different protein families and have a keen understanding of expressing and purifying ‘difficult’ proteins from bacterial, insect and mammalian cells.
    • You're an articulate, open communicator with the ability to analyze, interpret and present data in a clear manner.
    • You are scientifically curious and have demonstrated a willingness to evolve with new technologies and drug discovery approaches.
    • You have a track record of scientific excellence as reflected by high impact, peer reviewed publications and/or patents.
At Relay, we believe that along with our scientists, our culture is our greatest asset. In fact, we’re proud to share we were named as one of the Boston Business Journal’s "Best Places to Work" in 2017 and we are the  #1 place for small companies in 2018! To drive that culture, no one will stop you or hold you back. Instead, we will give you the tools and colleagues to push forward relentlessly and cheer you on as you go. If this is what you are looking for – drop us a line.
Relay Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.