Synthetic Chemist

Madison, Wisconsin
Arrowhead offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package
February 22 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Synthetic Chemist

Arrowhead is seeking a highly motivated, industry experienced scientist/senior scientist to join its process development group within the Chemistry Department.  S/He will be expected to: 


·        Design and synthesize novel compounds for biological testing, and/or develop conditions for the preparation and isolation/purification of novel investigational compounds.

·        Drive structure-activity relationship optimization to achieve project goal

·        Characterization and identification of compounds using modern analytical methods including HPLC, LCMS and NMR

·        Present research findings to project teams and governance bodies and prepare technical reports

·        Maintain a high level of productivity in the lab and perform experiments

·        Be creative and innovative in problem solving



The successful candidate should have a B.S. or M.S. degree with at least 5 years of experience in in the pharmaceutical or related industry, or PhD in synthetic organic chemistry.

·        Working knowledge of common analytical techniques, including the ability to independently conduct the analyses and accurately interpret the obtained data.

·        Demonstrated track record of innovative scientific publications in high-profile journals or patents

·        Superior laboratory skills and adherence to laboratory safety

·        Excellent oral and written communication skills

·        Experience in chemical biology is a plus


Experience working with the design and execution of multistep synthetic routes. Understanding of the drug development process.