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Research Scientist I - Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery
Position Title:
Research Scientist I - Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery
Location: Broad Institute - Cambridge
Region: Massachusetts
Requisition Number: 2835
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Job Description:
The Broad Institute’s Center for the Development of Therapeutics (CDoT) is a unique place for drug discovery – our mission is to apply our deep knowledge of human genetics to empower a revolution in biomedicine and accelerate the pace at which the world conquers disease. CDoT is a team of professional “drug hunters” who collaborate with faculty at MIT, Harvard and the Harvard teaching hospitals to translate emerging biological insights into novel therapeutic strategies. We couple novel technologies and approaches to industry-standard drug discovery rigor to tackle some of the most challenging targets across a wide range of disease areas (including oncology, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, psychiatric disease and infectious disease).
We are looking for a highly motivated chemist to join a team of medicinal and computational chemists focused on discovering novel small molecule therapeutics. The candidate will work closely with biochemists, structural and biophysical scientists, cell biologists and pharmacologists, to rapidly progress therapeutic projects in partnership with academic scientists and/or industrial partners. The successful applicant will have the unique opportunity to influence both the strategy and execution of multiple therapeutic programs driven by the novel genetic and biological insights being discovered at the Broad Institute.
 

REQUIREMENTS:
  • PhD with 1-2 years research experience in organic/medicinal chemistry.
  • Significant experience in cutting-edge synthetic chemistry, with evidence of creative solutions to complex synthesis problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse complex datasets to enable understanding of SAR
  • Experience mentoring scientific staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement synthetic/medicinal chemistry strategies.
  • Experience managing and integrating internal resources with external commercial collaborators and contract research organizations to achieve project goals in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience and interest for CNS drug discovery is a plus.

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ABOUT US:
The Broad Institute is pioneering a new model of collaborative biomedical science to transform biology and medicine. To do that, we have created a unique community of amazing, creative people — “Broadies” — each with a passion for pushing scientific frontiers.
Broadies have a diverse collection of talents, expertise, and backgrounds, creating a rich collaborative environment for solving intractable scientific problems. We are always looking for new team members within Research, Computational Biology, Software Engineering, and Administration to help us tackle important problems at the cutting edge of science.
 
Why Broad?
It comes down to our culture. Our community transcends academic and organizational barriers, encouraging different points of view and making all Broadies part of something meaningful.
If ours is a community you would want to be a part of, then please apply!