Senior Scientist, Chemistry
Description

About Morphic Therapeutic

Morphic Therapeutic is a biopharmaceutical company developing a new  generation of oral integrin therapies for the treatment of serious  chronic diseases, including autoimmune, cardiovascular and metabolic  diseases, fibrosis and cancer. In collaboration with AbbVie, Janssen and  Schrödinger, Morphic is advancing its pipeline and discovery activities  using its proprietary MInT technology platform which leverages the  Company’s unique understanding of integrin structure and biology. For  more information, visit www.morphictx.com.


Morphic is advancing both partnered and fully-owned oral integrin  therapeutic candidates with the initial clinical trials beginning in the  2020. Our immediate focus is on the areas where the clinical activity  of antibody inhibitors of integrins is precedented, thus enabling a  rapid path to clinical proof-of-concept. Morphic Therapeutic is located  in the AstraZeneca BioHub in Waltham, MA. We are seeking a highly  talented and motivated individual to join our culture of teamwork,  craftsmanship, tenacity, compassion, and integrity.


  

Job Description:

Morphic Therapeutic is looking for a skilled chemist to join the Medicinal Chemistry team. The individual in this role will provide key input to solve the challenging problems in drug discovery. This person will be a key member of interdisciplinary project teams and work closely with internal and external colleagues to carry out the discovery of small molecule integrin inhibitors. The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of medicinal and synthetic chemistry and possess creative problem-solving skills and compound design abilities.  In addition to technical skills, good interpersonal and communication skills are required for this position.  This chemist will have the opportunity to provide leadership with manager supervision to multiple programs within Morphic. 


Essential Job Functions/Qualifications:

Required

· PhD in chemistry with 3-5 years of pharmaceutical/biotech experience 

· Direct the work of chemistry CRO teams. 

· Contribute design ideas to Morphic projects. 

· Coordinate key day-to-day project activities.

· Communicate effectively with internal and external team members.

Desired

· Clearly present results and strategies in various meetings.  

· Potential to lead future programs under manager supervision.


 Morphic Therapeutic is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment that maximizes our employees’ development and achievement goals. We strive to treat each employee as an individual, as we seek to foster a spirit of teamwork to help change patients’ lives.  In addition to a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, a 401K and a generous vacation and holiday schedule.