GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The Laboratory for Drug Discovery in Neurodegeneration (LDDN)
invites applications for a synthetic organic chemist to join our
medicinal chemistry team. The LDDN
(https://www.bwhneurosciences.org/lddn/) is part of the Department
of Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard
Medical School. The LDDN works in close collaboration with
principal investigators from the research community of Harvard
Medical School and its affiliated hospitals as well as Universities
across the country. Through medicinal chemistry and drug discovery
expertise we help to transform discoveries in the basic biology of
disease into opportunities for drug discovery.
We are seeking a talented Senior Technical Research Assistant to
work as a medicinal chemist in our lab in Cambridge, MA. Working
under the general supervision of the Lab Director, and in
accordance with established hospital policies and procedures, the
ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of practical experience of
organic synthesis and will conduct a variety of organic chemistry
synthesis experiments to prepare compounds for biological testing.
In addition, the successful candidate may work independently,
performing non-routine, highly specialized experimental procedures.
Participates in the design and modification of research protocols.
Composes and may present sections of research reports and
manuscripts. Coordinate lab activities and supervise lab staff.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Independently performs non-routine, highly specialized
experimental procedures (Site specific examples). * Participates in
the design and modification of research protocols. * Develops
research methodologies within the parameters of experimental
protocols and research objectives. * Composes and may present
sections of research reports and manuscripts. * Responsible for the
oversight and coordination of all lab activities. * Responsible for
troubleshooting problems and instructing others in highly
specialized techniques. * If entry level research staff is present,
responsible for supervising staff in the lab, including hiring,
firing, evaluation and discipline. * In collaboration with Research
Manager and/or PI, participates in budget and grant development and
preparation. * All other duties, as assigned.
* Bachelor degree in chemistry is required. Masters Degree
preferred * Requires 3-5 years of directly related progressively
more responsible experience.
* High degree of computer literacy. * Sound analytical and
organizational skills. * Requires good oral and written
communication skills. * Must be able to logically and effectively
structure tasks and set priorities. * Ability to identify potential
problems and troubleshoot solutions. * Must have a broad knowledge
of scientific principles and laboratory techniques. * Must have
sound interpersonal skills and the ability to supervise others.
* Responsible for supervising staff including: hiring, firing,
evaluating and disciplining. Will orient and train new staff