Company Overview: Terray Therapeutics is a venture-backed biotechnology company led by pioneers and long-time leaders in artificial intelligence, biology, medicinal chemistry, automation, and nanotechnology. We’re generating chemical data purpose-built to propel drug discovery into the information age — and we’re doing it on a larger scale and faster than has ever before been possible.

Our closed loop system generates precise chemical datasets at unrivaled scale that work seamlessly with AI to systematically map biochemical interactions between small molecules and causes of disease. Iterative cycles of virtual molecular design and experimentation power AI and machine learning models, which in turn guide the next cycle of design. With a chemistry engine that measures billions of interactions daily and becomes increasingly precise with every cycle, we can answer an unprecedented array of questions — deriving insights that enable us to predictably create drugs for patients in need.

Position Summary: Terray Therapeutics is seeking an innovative and motivated analytical and purification chemist to join our chemistry team. The role will entail high throughput purification of reaction mixture arrays, utilizing mass-triggered reverse phase preparative HPLC. Evaluating and setting up additional purification methods, such as normal-phase systems, will also be a critical requirement. A key component of this role will be the ability to develop purification methods based on physical properties of the target molecules as well as instrument maintenance and troubleshooting. Given the purification throughput, sampling handling and storage solutions will need careful management and setup. The position will be based in Pasadena initially and Monrovia from early 2023. Additionally, the successful candidate would be expected to communicate effectively and work closely with other key functions at Terray: Biology, Computation & Data Science and Automation.

Experience and Qualifications: Given the company’s size, anticipated growth and fast-paced environment, the organization requires a scientist who is thoughtful, high energy and can work effectively with the chemistry team to further enhance our next generation drug discovery capabilities. 

Part of Terray Therapeutics’ success is nurtured by a hands-on work environment where everyone is accountable, everyone is vested in a vision of excellence, and everyone actively takes part in the success of the business. Terray Therapeutics supports a positive work environment of engaged employees who feel appreciated, recognized, and free to be creative.

Required Qualifications:

  • BSc or MSc/MPhil degree in analytical chemistry or related field and ideally 5+ years of experience in industry OR PhD in analytical chemistry.
  • Expertise in purification of organic molecules across normal-phase and reverse-phase chromatography platforms.
  • Experience in available purification systems and related components that would support high throughput purification.
  • Excellent attention to detail and record keeping.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Desire to be a team player in a cross-functional environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in parallel purification methods and demonstrated laboratory leadership and knowledge.
  • Experience and knowledge of experimental physical property methods.

She/he will exhibit the ability to work well under pressure to provide results in a short timeframe. The company is looking for a highly responsive, goal-oriented individual who will bring significant energy and drive to solve complex technical problems and help us achieve our mission to advance human health.

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