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Research Associate

Date: Mar 5, 2023

Location: MA, US, 02453

Company: X-Chem

X-Chem is seeking a candidate for the position of Research Associate, Library Synthesis in its Discovery Chemistry group.  X-Chem is a drug discovery company that uses DNA-encoded library (DEL) technology to discover leads for therapeutic targets. As a world leader in DEL technology, X-Chem collaborates with numerous pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, resulting in over 70 licensed programs to date.

Key Responsibilities:


  • High-throughput, on-DNA reaction validation
  • Reaction optimization of on-DNA chemistry
  • Library synthesis for DNA-encoded-libraries (DELs)


Skills and Qualifications:


  • Requirements for the position include a BS or MS in Chemistry or related subject, with 6 months-2 years of laboratory experience in an industrial or academic setting.
  • Experience in organic synthesis.
  • Needs to be well organized and detail oriented.
  • Needs to be able to multitask and set prioritizations to meet timelines.
  • Needs to have excellent communication skills and the ability to present to external partners.
  • Needs to be meticulous with their documentation and data handling.
  • Needs to be able to work in a team environment.
  • Working familiarity with LCMS is highly valuable.

About us:

X-Chem is a privately held company whose mission is to employ our world-leading drug discovery platform to help create molecules that improve health.

X-Chem offers a stimulating, casual, and fun working environment; plus a competitive salary and benefits package, and the opportunity for all employees to grow with the Company. X-Chem is an equal opportunity employer that complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work in the United States.


EEO Statement:

X-Chem is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Waltham
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston