Oncology Drug Discovery, Chemistry Internships & Co-Op

Location: Cambridge MA

10-12 week paid internship; Co-op runs July to December

This position is designated for an undergraduate chemistry major looking to gain laboratory experience in an industrial setting. As a member of the Discovery Chemistry team, he/she will contribute to the synthesis of a unique compound library. The applicant is expected to possess good communication skills, an eagerness to learn and ability to work well in teams.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct multistep synthesis of library scaffolds with supervisor’s assistance
  • Track and weigh reagents for parallel synthesis
  • Assist in the parallel synthesis of compound libraries
  • Characterize synthesized compounds by NMR and LCMS
  • Conduct scientific literature searches using databases such as SciFinder
  • Work together with other members of project team to accomplish scientific objectives
  • Maintain an accurate and current record of experimental results in an electronic laboratory notebook
  • Communicate research results to supervisor in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Participate in research group and project meetings
  • Maintain high standards of laboratory safety in compliance with the H3 safety manual
  • Undergraduate chemistry major with a strong academic record.
  • Must have completed two semesters of organic chemistry including laboratory coursework.
  • Preference given to candidates who have performed independent undergraduate research as well.
  • Familiar with standard analytical techniques (NMR, TLC, HPLC, mass spectroscopy)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with ChemDraw, Powerpoint and Excel preferred
About H3 Biomedicine Inc.

H3 Biomedicine Inc. is a privately-held, uniquely-structured oncology discovery enterprise whose sole mission is to become a prolific source of new drugs that treat more human cancers with greater success. H3 Biomedicine is applying the expertise of leading scientists to the integration of insights from cancer genomics with innovative capabilities in synthetic chemistry and tumor biology to pursue the most promising current opportunity in cancer therapeutics: patient-based, genomics-driven, small molecule drugs.

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