Chemistry Research Associate (South San Francisco, CA)

Chemistry Research Associate

South San Francisco, CA

Req : 9608549

1 year Contract

Duties: Discovery Chemistry department is looking for an organic chemist who will:

  • Provide general outsourcing support on the synthesis of organic compounds at the contract research organizations CROs
  • Manage outsourcing activities and operations quotation, PO, invoice and payment
  • Interface between the contract research organizations CROs and internal chemists
  • Manage, track, monitor, and report performance on CRO s science, operations, quality, cost, and customer service.
  • Provide proactive administrative support to Discovery Chemistry Outsourcing team contracts with CROs, CDA/SOW, due diligence activities at CROs/business trips, Customs clearance, face meetings at CROs and travel arrangements, CRO visits, etc
  • In addition, the responsibilities may also involve the structural elucidation/analysis, characterization and quality control of organic compounds by NMR, HPLC, LC-MS and other analytical methods.


  • BSc or MS degree in organic chemistry;
  • Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
  • Excellent oral/written communication and organizational skills are essential.
  • Outstanding project management skills desired.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to develop effective working relationships with internal stakeholders, CROs, and cross-functional, cross-cultural teams;
  • Computer and software savvy necessary 

Languages: English Read Write Speak



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