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Research Associate II - Organic Chemist

Position Summary
The Hickey lab has an exciting opportunity for a motivated Research Associate II scientist to work as part of a small team focused on discovery and development of small molecule drugs.
Responsibilities include:
  • Carry out multi-step synthesis of small molecules, utilizing modern automated purification (such as Flash Chromatography system) and analytical equipment.
  • Understand the goals and strategies of the project team and, as part of the synthesis team, employ mostly enabled routes to synthesize chemistry targets within a project
  • Identifying and solving synthetic issues to drive highest quality compound production
  • Engage in scientific discussions within the assigned project team; prepare and present research results in chemistry in frequent updates to the project leader and internal project team; Collaborate with scientific teams across the City of Hope National Medical Center
  • Maintain a clean and safe lab environment strictly following all EHS policies
  • Follow all policies for record keeping, data integrity, and compliance as well as any client-specific requirements
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Synthetic Chemistry or other related field with 2 years of experience or Master’s with 1 year of experience is required. Laboratory experience as an organic chemist is required.
  • Ability to independently carry out small molecule synthesis in a standard chemistry laboratory
  • Skilled in common small organic molecule purification techniques including different type of chromatography as well as characterization techniques of organic compounds (especially NMR and mass spectroscopy)
Additional Information:
As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
  • For more information on Dr. Robert Hickeys’ research please visit here
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.