Position Description

Associate Scientist, Organic Chemistry
Location Cambridge, MA
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 Associate Scientist– Organic Chemistry

WAVE Life Sciences, USA seeks an experienced and highly motivated synthetic organic chemist to join its research team in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  This is an ideal position for an individual with a background in organic synthesis who thrives in a team-oriented, fast-paced biotech environment.  The candidate will be responsible for designing and executing multi-step synthetic processes, including purification and compound characterization.  Respectful collaboration with colleagues, participation in project team meetings, and contribution toward creative problem solving are all requirements for this position. 


  • Design and perform experiments safely.
  • Under general supervision, perform multi-step organic synthesis, operates scientific equipment, analyze data and prepares related reports.
  • Diligently record experiments in an Electronic Lab Notebook.
  • Write technical reports and give oral presentations.
  • Work collaboratively and respectfully with colleagues throughout the company.

Required Education & Skills:

  • BS 5-8 years or MS + 2-4 years in Chemistry with laboratory experience in synthetic organic chemistry.
  • Synthesis, in-process monitoring, purification of chemical compounds.
  • Characterization of molecules using modern analytical techniques such as NMR and LCMS
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.

Preferred Experience:


  • Previous experience within a biotech or pharmaceutical company environment.
  • Knowledge of principles of medicinal chemistry.
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