Relay Therapeutics was founded on the premise that protein
motion can be leveraged to create breakthrough medicines, with a
drug discovery engine that was built on advances in detecting and
characterizing dynamic interactions - anywhere on a protein - not
just at the active site. Our team is putting this principle into
practice, with the aim of accelerating the development of medicines
that will make a transformative difference in patients' lives. We
don't just stare hard problems in the face - we go out looking for
them. Are you energized by attempting to do the impossible? We're
looking for you!
Energized by the ultimate collaboration between chemistry,
biology, computation, and biochemistry & biophysics, we have the
resources to change the way drugs are discovered and help millions
of people who were previously untreatable. While leveraging protein
motion for drug discovery is a challenge, we are confident that our
team's dedication and urgency will create opportunities that deeply
impact the lives of the patients. We're building a company for the
We are looking for a self-motivated researcher with a strong
background in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry to join our
Medicinal Chemistry team. You will have access to some of the
smartest people you've ever worked with and all the tools and
resources you need to do the best work of your career.
We take what we do seriously, but we don't take ourselves too
seriously. You'll have fun in our collaborative and energetic
environment where you'll face new challenges every day.
If you are flexible and fearless in the face of rapidly evolving
data, then we want you to join us and discover the next generation
of innovative therapeutics based on protein motion!
- You'll take a key role in Relay's design, synthesis and
purification of small molecule therapeutics. Within this role, you
will independently design synthetic routes and solve complex
synthetic problems. We also look for you to lead the synthetic
effort of program teams into new areas and to demonstrate a high
level of creativity and productivity at the bench.
- We'll depend on you to be up to date on the scientific
literature to bring in the newest scientific findings, ideas and
methods or technologies for discovery research.
- You can expect that analysis, interpretation, documentation as
well as presentation within our group and project teams will be
part of your day. You may also be asked to present your team's work
at external meetings and scientific conferences.
- You will work closely and collaborate in a multi-disciplinary
- Your voice is important, and we will count on you to contribute
to group knowledge and expertise through collaboration and idea
exchange across teams.
- You earned a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Chemistry with an
emphasis on synthetic Organic Chemistry or a related field.
- You have spent 3+ years gaining relevant industry experience in
- You have a proven track record of excellence as exhibited by
high impact, peer-reviewed publications and/or patents.
- You have superior laboratory skills and proficiency in
- You are comfortable with using predictive tools to enable your
- You are self-motivated with a proactive mindset.
- You enjoy working independently as well as interacting with a
multidisciplinary team of structural biologists, biophysicists,
biologists, computational chemists, pharmacologists, and external
- You are committed to building an energetic, collaborative and
open company culture and contributing to the company's
We believe in building balanced teams and a place where our
people can be their best self every day. We encourage people from
underrepresented backgrounds to apply.
Relay Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and will not
discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age,
color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual
orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by
federal, state, or local law.
At Relay Tx, we believe that along with our people, our culture
is our greatest asset. In fact we're proud to share we were named
as one of the Boston Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" in
2017, the #1 place for small companies in 2018 & the #2 place for
small companies in 2019. To drive that culture, no one will stop
you or hold you back. Instead, we will give you the tools and
colleagues to push forward relentlessly and cheer you on as you go.
If this resonates with you, drop us a line.
About Relay Therapeutics
Relay Therapeutics is a clinical-stage precision medicines
company transforming the drug discovery process with the goal of
bringing life-changing therapies to patients. Built on unparalleled
insights into protein motion and how this dynamic behavior relates
to protein function, we aim to effectively drug protein targets
that have previously been intractable, with an initial focus on
enhancing small molecule therapeutic discovery in targeted oncology
and genetic diseases. Our Dynamo platform integrates an array of
leading-edge experimental and computational approaches to provide a
differentiated understanding of protein structure and motion to
drug these targets. We have built a world-class team of leading
experts from each of these disciplines, and they are driven by a
deep collaboration at every step of our drug discovery process.
Our team is equal parts fearless and relentless, with a shared
passion for working collaboratively in intellectually stimulating
environments. If you're excited by the challenge of putting protein
motion at the heart of drug discovery and passionate about making a
difference in the lives of patients, join us!