SGX Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of
innovative cancer therapeutics. We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate,
The successful candidate will use protein crystallographic data to design and synthesize
organic molecules for lead discovery and lead optimization under the supervision of a Ph.D.
scientist. Responsibilities will include maintaining a detailed laboratory notebook,
interpreting results, and reporting findings in verbal or written reports. In this position,
the candidate will have the opportunity to interact regularly with members of other
departments and present findings in project meetings as required.
The candidate must have a B.S. or M.S. degree in Synthetic Organic Chemistry or closely
related discipline, and two (2+) years of organic synthesis experience, preferably in a
medicinal chemistry laboratory. Candidate must be proficient in modern organic synthesis and
purification techniques. The ability to solve problems and work independently while
contributing to a project team environment is highly desired. This position requires adhering
to good laboratory practices and high safety standards. Excellent written and oral
communication skills and strong computer skills are essential.