Deerfield Management Companies

Scientist, Synthetic Medicinal Chemist

Job Locations US-MT-Bozeman
Posted Date 3 months ago(7/7/2021 4:46 PM)
# of Openings
Career Area
Research & Development

Overview (Text Only)

Job Title:
Scientist, Synthetic Medicinal Chemist
Bozeman, MT
Reports To:
VP Chemistry
Position Summary
Vibliome Therapeutics, a dynamic venture-backed biotechnology company, is a seeking highly motivated, experienced synthetic medicinal chemist to support discovery and lead compound development for its novel kinase inhibitor technology platform.  Join us as we investigate new ways to achieve exquisite selectivity with small molecule kinase inhibitors to treat cancer and immune disorders. 
A motivated and experienced synthetic medicinal chemist is sought who is fluent in the organic synthesis of complex intermediates and small molecules, reaction optimization, compound purification and characterization.  An emphasis will be placed on medicinal chemistry experience, including structure-based hypothesis-driven analog design and multi-dimensional SAR analysis.
Vibliome is located in Bozeman, MT, ranked number one in the US for economic strength out of 551 micropolitan areas in the US (Policom) in both 2018 and 2019. Home to a world-class research university (top 3% in 2018 by Center for World University Rankings), Bozeman has also been ranked among the Best 20 towns (Outside Magazine), the 7th most educated city in the United States (AdvisorSmith), the Top 25 ski towns in the world (National Geographic), and the top 5 best college towns for skiers (Powder Magazine). Bozeman is located next to Yellowstone National Park in the stunning Rocky Mountains of Southwest Montana. 
For more information on Vibliome, please see our website,

Responsibilities (Text Only)

Position Role and Responsibilities
- Design, plan and execute the synthesis of novel small molecules to engage disease modifying targets and contribute decisively to the advancement of drug discovery programs.
- Deliver high laboratory synthetic productivity by employing a broad range of modern organic chemistry techniques and innovative synthetic transformations to inform fast-paced SAR iterations.
- Demonstrated independence in the laboratory, including assembling, using and maintaining laboratory equipment, and in problem solving through careful experiment design, data analysis, and mechanistic insight.
- An excellent team player with ability to communicate synergistically with a multidisciplinary team.  Highly organized with excellent analytical, documentation, time management and multi-tasking skills.
- Remaining current with the latest scientific breakthroughs in the synthetic chemistry field through continued reading of the literature and attendance of scientific conferences.
- From time to time, support analytical chemistry services, method development and sample analysis utilizing HPLC, GC, LCMS, mass spectrometry, NMR, and other analytical techniques.

Qualifications (Text Only)

Required Qualifications and Background
- PhD or equivalent (MS with 4-years laboratory experience or a BS with 6-years laboratory experience) in synthetic organic chemistry with small molecule drug discovery experience in academic, biotechnology, or pharmaceutical setting.
- Clear understanding of structural determination using NMR and MS techniques as well as knowledge of related purification methods.
- Consistent track record of accomplishments (e.g., peer-reviewed publications and/or patents).
- Proven communication (verbal, written and presentation) skills and an established ability to multitask and prioritize.
Physical Demands / Travel
The physical demands of this position are consistent with working in a laboratory/ bench environment. Some light lifting and maneuvering may be required.
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Work Environment
This position’s work environment is based in a laboratory/ bench environment.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered by an employee while performing the essential functions of this job.
*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each roles and responsibilities satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Vibliome provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to religion, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, alienage or citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed