Med Chemist / Staff Research Associate

Med Chemist/Staff Research Associate I/II Series*


The Med Chemist / SRA I/II positions will support drug discovery operations focused the synthesis of small molecule drug candidates. The candidate will work with their supervisor to choose appropriate drug candidates and will utilize the skills necessary to synthesize those candidates in the chemistry laboratory.

The employee will receive training on running novel chemical reactions. The employee will also be responsible for analyzing and managing data from each experiment and will discuss results with supervisor; an organized laboratory notebook is essential.

The Med Chemist / SRA I/II will work with additional scientists in the group, including biologists and medicinal chemists, and a rapid turnaround is critical to success for the group.

The Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND) at UCSF is pursuing a cutting-edge blend of basic science and clinical medicine to provide outstanding care to those suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. Founded in 1999, the IND is committed to creating therapeutics that will halt diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and dementia resulting from traumatic brain injuries. The IND is poised to make serious contributions to this struggle at the frontier of neuroscience and medicine.

The mission of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases is to discover causes and develop cures for these illnesses with an innovative program of basic research and clinical medicine.

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

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