Research Associate in Medicinal Chemistry/Chemical Biology

Fullerton, California (US)
30 hours/week + benefits
July 11 2018
Position Type
Part Time
Organization Type

The Billingsley Lab in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University, Fullerton is seeking a research associate with a background in medicinal chemistry or chemical biology.  Our group is focused on the design and application of novel therapeutics and molecular imaging probes. Specifically, we employ a cross-disciplinary approach to investigate particular aspects of small molecule regulation of biochemical pathways. 

The research associate will primarily conduct biological assays to elucidate the biochemical properties of novel synthetic agents. As a senior lab member, the successful applicant will also communicate scientific results in weekly meetings, oversee and participate in lab operations, and mentor/train students.  Applicants should have a proven track record in medicinal chemistry/chemical biology with two years experience maintaining cell cultures and performing cell-based assays. A Master’s degree in a relevant field (chemistry, biochemistry or biology) or comparable experience is required. Practical knowledge of organic chemistry and relevant analytical techniques (NMR, HPLC, etc.) is also an advantage.

For consideration, applicants must apply through the California State University, Fullerton website ( and provide the following documents:

  • Cover letter describing how this position will specifically fit with future career goals
  • CV
  • The names of three references who can provide letters of recommendation upon request