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Temporary Investigator - Chemistry

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Requisition Information

Posting Information

Requisition Number 05288
Department Name: Calibr
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Temporary Investigator - Chemistry
Position Summary:

JOB ID: 147 (Calibr)

The California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr) is a not-for profit research institute located in La Jolla, California. Calibr is focused on innovative early stage translational research in the areas of regenerative medicine, cancer biology, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, immunology and infectious disease.

The Temporary Investigator is primarily responsible for synthesizing and characterizing small molecules as potential therapeutics. The researcher will be optimizing the potency, pharmacokinetics, safety and in vivo efficacy of potential small molecules.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Design and improve synthetic routes to support SAR studies
• Characterizes chemical compounds
• Deliver compounds in a timely manner
• Other tasks as may be assigned

Location: California
Additional Information:


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

With or without reasonable accommodation, employees in this position must be able to sit and type at a computer terminal for up to 8 hours per day with appropriate breaks and perform tasks that require fine dexterity and repetitive motions using the arms, hands, wrists and fingers. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Basic Qualifications:

• PhD in chemistry or compelling medicinal chemistry experience in addition to a masters or bachelors in chemistry.
• Minimum 2 years previous experience in medicinal chemistry
• Strong skills and a proven track record in synthetic organic chemistry, compound purification, and structural characterization
• Profound literature search skills, the ability to design and improve synthetic routes to support SAR studies and deliver compound in large scale in timely manner
• Highly motivated, creative, and able to maintain excellent documentation of their work
• Able to collaborate proficiently and communicate effectively with colleagues and management teams

Preferred Qualifications:
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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