Associate Scientist, Chemistry



San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

Job Title: Associate Scientist I/II, Chemistry

Location: San Diego



RayzeBio is a dynamic biotechnology company headquartered in San Diego, CA. Launched in late 2020 and recently acquired by Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) as a wholly owned subsidiary, the company is focused on improving survival of people with cancer by harnessing the power of targeted radioisotopes. RayzeBio will operate as a standalone entity within the BMS organization, maintaining its biotech culture with the opportunity to leverage the best-in-class oncology capabilities of BMS. RayzeBio is developing innovative drugs against targets of solid tumors. The lead asset, RYZ101, is in Phase 3 testing for patients with gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs), as well as earlier stage testing for patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and breast cancer. Led by a successful and experienced entrepreneurial team, RayzeBio aims to be the global leader in radiopharmaceuticals.

Job Description/Summary

The Associate Scientist will work as part of a team of scientists to synthesize and design analogs to optimize potency, pharmacokinetics, and in vivo efficacy of potential drug candidates.

Job Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Executing multi-step synthetic routes, optimizing reaction conditions, isolation, and characterization of organic compounds (chromatography, NMR, MS, IR spectroscopy)
  • Collaborating effectively with colleagues across diverse disciplines
  • Documenting research activities and presenting findings clearly

Education and Experience

  • BS or MS in Chemistry or related field with strong understanding of organic and analytical chemistry
  • BS 2-5 years’ or MS 0-4 years’ experience in an organic synthesis, chemistry, or analytical laboratory preferred

Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong synthetic skills and knowledge of lab techniques
  • Familiarity with scientific software such as ChemDraw, Scifinder, and Reaxys
  • Adaptable and flexible, able to handle multiple demands and shifting priorities
  • Self-motivated with good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Able to document and present findings clearly through laboratory notebook, reports, and presentations