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Scientist - Chemistry
(Job Code SC-12-2014)

We are currently seeking a Scientist to join our chemistry team. Primary responsibilities will include the design, synthesis and characterization of macrocyclic peptidomimetics and small molecules using state of the art methods. Additional responsibilities will include working with external partners in drug discovery efforts, managing collaborations with CRO’s and supervision of junior scientists.

Candidates must have a PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry and 2-5 years of hands-on industry laboratory experience. Demonstrated experience in solution- and solid-phase peptide synthesis and multi-step small molecule synthesis is required. The successful candidate will be a flexible and careful bench scientist who is eager to learn new technologies and excited by the challenges and rewards of working in a highly demanding start-up environment. Valid authorization to work in the US is required.

To apply, please send your résumé and cover letter to hr at rapharma dot com.

Research Associate - Chemistry
(Job Code RAC-12-2014)

We are currently seeking a research associate to join our chemistry group and contribute to the synthesis, purification and characterization of building blocks and peptides using state-of-the-art methods.

The ideal candidate will have a B.Sc. or M.Sc. in chemistry with significant bench-scale synthesis experience. Candidates with hands-on experience with solid-phase peptide synthesis and/or analytical and preparative HPLC will be preferred. Valid authorization to work in the US is required.

To apply, please send your résumé and cover letter to hr at rapharma dot com.

Clinical Research Scientist
(Job Code RA-CD-2014)

We are seeking an experienced individual to manage moving our lead internal program into the clinic and execute the clinical development plan. The qualified individual will manage all internal and external efforts associated with the clinical development of this program.

Responsibilities:
  • Lead the development and implementation of the clinical program from IND through late stage clinical development
  • Plan and conduct investigator meetings and advisory boards, and make scientific presentations
  • Build effective working relationships with KOLs, clinical investigators and partners involved with the success of the clinical trials
  • Prepare IB and clinical protocol as well as other clinical trial related documents (SOPs, ICF, CRF, SAP, CSR and regulatory submissions)
  • Manage study start up activities and site initiation visits
  • Manage multi-center clinical trials and CROs
Qualifications:
  • Manage multi-center clinical trials and CROs
  • 5+ years industry experience in drug development
  • Experience in rare diseases is a plus, and experience in hematology is required
  • Experience in early stage drug development and translational medicine
  • Demonstrated understanding of regional and global regulatory requirements (GCP/ICH guidelines)
  • Demonstrated experience in a fast-paced, high-growth environment; time spent in a small company environment and resourcefulness are highly valued
  • The ability to collaborate with and support multiple functional areas including research, DMPK, CMC, clinical operations, biostatistics and regulatory affairs

The ideal candidate will take a hands-on, engaged approach to drug development as well as have the ability to handle the strategic as well as operational aspects of clinical trials.

This individual will be detail oriented with a transparent and intellectually rigorous style, as well as have superior communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills. The ability to proactively identify issues and solve problems, drive decision-making within a multi-disciplinary, matrix team and demonstrate diplomacy is a must. This individual will have actively participated in clinical development discussions, contributed to clinical development strategy and executed multi-site clinical trials.

Title and salary are commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to hr at rapharma dot com.

Ra Pharma™ is building a dynamic team of scientists to solve the most difficult problems in drug discovery today. We seek highly motivated individuals who enjoy working in a collaborative atmosphere and a goal-oriented environment.

Ra Pharma™ is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive cash and stock compensation, excellent employee benefits and the opportunity for personal and professional growth in an outstanding and intellectually challenging work environment.