Chemist - Tetra Discovery Partners - Kalamazoo

We seek a Master’s or PhD level chemist interested in and preferably experienced with medicinal chemistry. The research conducted by this chemist will involve multi-step organic synthesis on milligram to gram scale and will employ various purification and analytical techniques to enable structural determination and purity assessment.

About us

We offer an innovative, small-team environment focused on developing new medicines to improve cognition. You will be encouraged to experiment and invent. We are entrepreneurial in culture and pride ourselves on our ingenuity. If you thrive in an environment in which you can take initiative in chemistry, clearly present your findings in writing and orally, and value intense engagement with colleagues at all levels, please consider joining our team. 

Tetra Discovery Partners recently completed a $40 million deal with a strategic partner in Japan; it is an exciting time to see our scientific discoveries advance into Phase 2 clinical trials for both Alzheimer’s Disease and Fragile X Syndrome. Tetra Discovery Partners focuses on the synthesis of phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE4) allosteric inhibitors for treating Alzheimer’s disease, depression and traumatic brain injury.  We are a leader in the application of structure-based drugs to this class of targets.  

About the role

Perks of being a Tetra chemist include a working lunch twice a month with your colleagues and the CEO/founder, regular presentation of your scientific progress to your colleagues, and an informal environment with a diverse team of chemists, along with health care, a 401k investment plan, and paid vacation. 

The position is located in Kalamazoo, MI, a small city located between Chicago and Detroit. Kalamazoo features an excellent arts culture, an increasing number of locally owned breweries, good shopping, and Lake Michigan beaches less than an hour away. Kalamazoo offers a low cost of living, affordable single-family housing, and the vibrancy of a college town (Western Michigan University). Kalamazoo benefits from the Kalamazoo Promise, a program that funds college tuition costs for children graduating from the Kalamazoo public school system.                      

Requirements

  • MS/PhD degree in chemistry. 
    • Organic chemistry lab experience gained through post-graduate work, an internship, or campus-based lab work is preferred.
  • Exposure to and preferably experience with synthetic organic methods, silica gel chromatography, and common analytical techniques including, for example, NMR and LC-MS.
  • Prior experience with discovery of CNS active drugs will make you a standout candidate.
  • Prior experience with structure-based drug design is a plus.
  • Strong written and oral skills. 

Please Note: Tetra Discovery Partners is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply:

  • Please send resume to Info@AmyCelltalent.com - Thanks!