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Scientist, Synthetic Chemist

PureTech Health
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
10 days ago


PureTech is seeking an experienced synthetic organic chemist to take a key role in advancing its preclinical discovery programs. The scientist will be responsible for the synthesis of a broad range of constructs including lipid, peptide, carbohydrate and functionalized PEG compounds, primarily through active bench work, but also CRO-based synthesis.

Key responsibilities:

  • Design, synthetic route planning, execution and troubleshooting the synthesis of a range of lipid, PEG and peptide-based constructs to support nanoparticle engineering.
  • Purification and characterization of new compounds utilizing modern chromatographic and spectroscopic approaches.
  • Contribute to managing CRO-based synthetic chemistry teams
  • Analysis and presentation of data, provide scientific interpretations and recommendations in both team and company settings
  • Execute research projects independently, and ensure that projects support current company goals
  • Work with lab management to draft SOP’s, and implement laboratory safety processes.
  • Foster a scientific culture of collaboration, innovation, rigor, and transparency
  • Actively participate in project team meetings, and contribute to reports, patent applications, and regulatory filings


  • Ph.D. (or equivalent industry experience) in synthetic organic chemistry + 1-3 years industry/postdoctoral experience.
  • Substantial experience in some of the following is essential: bioconjugation, nanoparticle conjugation/functionalization, high-throughput/parallel synthesis, and peptide and lipid chemistry
  • Experience in directing CRO-based synthesis is desirable
  • Highly motivated and results driven individual with a passion for working in a fast-paced and evolving organization
  • Experience with modern ELN, LIMS and database infrastructure as a chemistry user
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and partnering skills
  • Excellent cross-disciplinary skills in communicating scientific ideas to non-scientist stakeholders to foster collaboration and deliverable-based team work
  • Startup experience is highly valued. Ability to adjust rapidly to changing scientific priorities and technologies

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63263795
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Position Title: Scientist, Synthetic Chemist
  • Company Name For Job: PureTech Health
  • Job Function: Chemist
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Required Travel: None

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