Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry (Job Code #SCTMEDCH)

FLX Bio is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of novel drugs that will improve and prolong the lives of people with cancer. The company is led by a group of seasoned researchers from the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries and is supported by several of the nation’s premier life sciences venture capital firms. The company is located in the San Francisco Bay area, in the heart of the world’s largest biotechnology research hub. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, including aggressive participation in the growth of the company in the form of stock option grants.

Position Summary

The Scientist will be responsible for the design and synthesis of novel small molecules to interact with a therapeutically relevant biological target.

Essential Functions

​​​​He/She will contribute to one of our multi-disciplinary drug discovery teams, responsible for the identification and characterization of drug candidates capable of advancement into clinical trials. This will require the development of a broad working knowledge of various disciplines including immuno-oncology, ADME, and pharmaceutics. The Scientist will also utilize structure-based methods and integration of large data sets in the design of novel compounds that possess increasingly optimal druglike profiles.

​Education, Experience and Skill Requirements

​The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry and will have conducted post-doctoral research on a synthetic or biological project. Exceptional candidates without post-doctoral experience are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will possess excellent problem-solving skills as evidenced by a robust publication record. The role demands a highly goal-driven approach and the ability to rapidly achieve time-sensitive objectives in a dynamic and collaborative environment. Industry experience a plus.

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