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Med Chem List (Alphabetical)


A list of companies in the US that hire people in the field of medicinal chemistry. This list is in alphabetical order.

 

 


All companies included on this list have had at least one organic chemistry job posted in the last four years (2015-2019). For additional details about the past job postings of an individual company contact us via email.





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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
AbbVie Lake County, IL Global headquarters. AbbVie spun off from Abbott in 2013. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry, ADC chemistry.
  South San Francisco, CA Stemcentrx location from 2016 acquisition by AbbVie. ADC chemistry, medicinal chemistry.
Abide Therapeutics San Diego, CA Serine hydrolase inhibitors. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Accent Therapeutics Lexington, MA Develop oncology-focused, small molecule therapies in the field of epitranscriptomics. Medicinal chemistry.
Achaogen South San Francisco, CA Antibacterial research. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Achillion New Haven, CT Small molecule inhibitors of complement factor D. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Acme Bioscience Palo Alto, CA CRO/CMO. Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry.
ActivX San Diego, CA Utilize proprietary discovery platform (metabolic disease and oncology). Medicinal chemistry.
Acucela Seattle, WA Vision related drugs. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Aduro Biotech Berkeley, CA Develop diverse immunotherapies. Medicinal chemistry.
Advenchen Labs Moorpark, CA Small molecule kinase inhibitors. Medicinal chemistry.
Aerie Pharmaceuticals Durham, NC Glaucoma & other diseases of the eye. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Agios Pharmaceuticals Cambridge, MA Focus on cancer metabolism, rare genetic diseases, and metabolic immuno-oncology. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Akebia Therapeutics Cambridge, MA Hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) based therapeutics in anemia and other serious diseases. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Alios Biopharma (J&J) South San Francisco, CA Acquired by J&J in Nov 2014 (jobs are found on J&J website). Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, oligonucleotide chemistry.
Alkermes Waltham, MA R&D Center. Treatments for CNS diseases. Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Allergan Irvine, CA Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Alnylam Cambridge, MA RNAi therapeutics. Synthesis of nucleosides, nucleotides, lipids, carbohydrates, & other building blocks. Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, oligonucleotide chemistry, process chemistry.
Ambys Medicines San Francisco, CA Develop therapies for patients suffering from devastating liver diseases. Medicinal chemistry.
Amgen Cambridge, MA Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
  South San Francisco, CA Medicinal chemistry.
  Thousand Oaks, CA Headquarters. medicinal chemistry, process chemistry, oligonucleotide chemistry.
AMRI Albany, NY Global Headquarters. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
  Buffalo, NY Medicinal chemistry.
  Rensselaer, NY API manufacturing. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Angion Biomedica Uniondale, NY Focus is on renal diseases. Medicinal chemistry.
Anichem North Brunswick, NJ CRO/CMO. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Anokion Cambridge, MA Treatments for autoimmune diseases. Bioconjugation of proteins and synthetic polymers. Medicinal chemistry, polymer chemistry, ADC chemistry, carbohydrate chemistry, process chemistry.
Arcus Biosciences Hayward, CA Develop cancer immunotherapies. Medicinal chemistry.
Ardelyx Fremont, CA Develop gut-restricted therapies for GI and cardiorenal diseases. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Array BioPharma Boulder, CO Develop small molecule drugs for cancer and other conditions. Medicinal chemistry.
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Madison, WI RNAi-based therapeutics. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry, oligonucleotide chemistry, bioconjugation.
AstraZeneca Boston, MA Medicinal chemistry.
  Waltham, MA Medicinal chemistry.
Avidity Biosciences San Diego, CA Therapeutics for rare muscle disorders and other serious diseases. Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, polymer chemistry, bioconjugation chemistry.

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX Center for Drug Discovery. Small molecules. Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry.
BioBlocks San Diego, CA CRO. Medicinal chemistry.
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Birmingham, AL Focus on rare disease therapeutics. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Biogen Cambridge, MA Large biotech company. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry, oligonucleotide chemistry.
Bioverativ (Sanofi) Waltham, MA Develop therapeutics for rare blood disorders. Medicinal chemistry.
BlackThorn Therapeutics San Francisco, CA Develop treatments for neurobehavioral disorders. Medicinal chemistry.
Blade Therapeutics South San Francisco, CA Develop novel anti-fibrotic therapies. Medicinal chemistry.
Blueprint Medicines Cambridge, MA Research towards kinase therapies. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
BMS Princeton, NJ R&D location. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry, radiochemistry.
  Redwood City, CA Focus on biologics drug discovery. Medicinal chemistry, conjugation chemistry.
Boehringer Ingelheim Ridgefield, CT Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Bolt Biotherapeutics Redwood City, CA Medicinal chemistry.
Broad Institute Cambridge, MA Medicinal chemistry.

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
C4 Therapeutics Cambridge, MA Develop drugs to target disease-causing proteins for destruction. Medicinal chemistry.
Calibr (Scripps) San Diego, CA Biomedical research institute. Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry.
Calithera Biosciences San Francisco, CA Develop cancer therapeutics targeting tumor metabolism & immunology. Medicinal chemistry.
Capella Therapeutics San Diego, CA Develop therapeutics for cancer and inflammatory diseases. Medicinal chemistry.
Carmot Therapeutics Berkeley, CA HQ. Use Chemotype Evolution to discover novel drugs. Medicinal chemistry.
  San Francisco, CA Medicinal chemistry.
Cascade Custom Chemistry Eugene, OR CRO/CMO. Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry.
Casma Therapeutics Discovery, MD Focused on harnessing the natural cellular process of autophagy to develop novel therapeutics. Medicinal chemistry.
Cayman Chemical Ann Arbor, MI CRO/CMO, chemical supplier. Synthetic chemistry, process chemistry, medicinal chemistry.
Celgene Cambridge, MA Inflammation & Immunology Center of Excellence. Medicinal chemistry.
  San Diego, CA Drug Discovery & Alliance Development Center. Epigenetics & intracellular signaling R&D. Medicinal chemistry.
ChemoCentryx Mountain View, CA Small molecule therapeutics that target the chemoattractant system. Medicinal chemistry.
ChemPartner South San Francisco, CA CRO/CMO. Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry.
Cleave Bioscience Burlingame, CA Focused on disrupting protein homeostasis for the treatment of specific cancers. Medicinal chemistry.
Concert Pharmaceuticals Lexington, MA Use deuterium chemistry to discover and develop innovative new medicines. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Constellation Pharmaceuticals Cambridge, MA Novel therapeutics that target epigenetic regulators. Medicinal chemistry.
Corbus Pharmaceuticals Norwood, MA Therapeutics for inflammatory and fibrotic diseases. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Crestone Boulder, CO Develop small molecule drugs for serious bacterial infections. Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Crinetics Pharmaceuticals San Diego, CA Therapeutics for rare endocrine diseases and endocrine-related tumors. Medicinal chemistry.
Crowdout Therapeutics Nashua, NH Discover and develop therapeutics for cystic fibrosis. Medicinal chemistry.
CS PharmaSciences Newark, CA Develop novel therapeutics in cancer treatment. Medicinal chemistry.
CuraSen San Mateo, CA Focused on the discovery and development of therapies to treat neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, etc). Medicinal chemistry.
Cytokinetics South San Francisco, CA R&D therapies for people suffering from debilitating diseases that rob them of key muscle functions. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
Dana Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA A comprehensive cancer treatment and research center. Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, radiochemistry.
Decibel Therapeutics Cambridge, MA Discover and develop new medicines to protect, repair, and restore hearing. Medicinal chemistry.
Deciphera Lawrence, KS Develop kinase inhibitors for cancer. Medicinal chemistry.
Denali Therapeutics South San Francisco, CA Develop thereapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases. Medicinal chemistry.
DiCE Molecules Redwood City, CA Focused on DNA-programmed chemical synthesis and its application to drug discovery. Medicinal chemistry.
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Cambridge, MA Focused on diseases involving the liver. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry, oligonucleotide chemistry, conjugation chemistry.
DSK BioPharma Morrisville, NC CRO. Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
Editas Medicine Cambridge, MA Genome editing company dedicated to treating patients with genetically defined diseases. Medicinal chemistry.
Eisai Andover, MA Medicinal chemistry.
EMD Serono (Merck KGaA) Billerica, MA The biopharma business of Merck KGaA. Medicinal chemistry.
Enanta Pharmaceuticals Watertown, MA Create small molecule drugs for viral infections and liver diseases. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Entasis Therapeutics Waltham, MA Company focused on the next generation of antibacterial therapeutics. Medicinal chemistry.
Epizyme Cambridge, MA Develop targeted epigenetic medicines for cancer. Small molecule inhibitors of histone methyltransferases (HMTs). Medicinal chemistry.
Eternity Bioscience Cranbury, NJ Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Exelixis Alameda, CA Discover & develop cancer therapeutics. Medicinal chemistry.
  South San Francisco, CA Medicinal chemistry.

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Manhasset, NY Discovery and development of novel therapeutics for various conditions (lupus, arthritis, diabetes, Alzheimers, sepsis). Medicinal chemistry.
Ferring Pharmaceuticals San Diego, CA Medicinal chemistry, peptide chemistry.
FibroGen San Francisco, CA Utilize their expertise in fibrosis and hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) biology to develop treatments for anemia, fibrosis, cancer, and corneal blindness. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Flavine Closter, NJ Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
FLX Bio South San Francisco, CA Discover & develop small molecule therapeutics for the treatment of cancers and other immune disorders. Medicinal chemistry.
Fochon Pharmaceuticals San Francisco, CA Discover small molecule therapeutics for cancer and metabolic diseases. Medicinal chemistry.
Foghorn Therapeutics Cambridge, MA Develop innovative therapeutics that target chromatin remodeling complexes to treat cancer and other serious medical disorders. Medicinal chemistry.
FogPharma Cambridge, MA Pioneering a new drug modality, cell-penetrating mini-proteins (CPMPs). Medicinal chemistry, peptide chemistry.
FORMA Therapeutics Branford, CT Research center. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
  Watertown, MA HQ. Medicinal chemistry.
Fox Chase Chemical Diversity Center (FCCDC) Doylestown, PA Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry.
  King of Prussia, PA Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry.
Fraunhofer USA Newark, DE Fraunhofer USA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of applied research. Natural product analogues. Medicinal chemistry.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Seattle, WA Biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Medicinal chemistry, peptide chemistry, conjugation chemistry.
Fulcrum Therapeutics Cambridge, MA Develop new medicines by transforming gene regulation in disease. Medicinal chemistry.

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
Genentech (Roche) South San Francisco, CA Large biotech company, part of the Roche Group. Medicinal chemistry, peptide chemistry, process chemistry.
Gilead Foster City, CA Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
  Seattle, WA Medicinal chemistry.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Cambridge, MA DNA encoded small molecule libraries. Medicinal chemistry.
  Collegeville, PA Novel antibacterial agents, API Chemistry, metal-organic frameworks. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
  King of Prussia, PA API chemistry, platform chemical technologies development, heterogeneous catalyst optimization. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
  Upper Providence, PA Medicinal chemistry.
  Waltham, MA DNA encoded library technology, oligonucleotides, antibodies, linker synthesis. Medicinal chemistry, oligonucleotide chemistry, conjugation chemistry.
Goldfinch Bio Cambridge, MA Discover and develop therapeutics for kidney disease. Medicinal chemistry.
Gossamer Bio San Diego, CA Immunology-based therapeutics in the autoimmune, allergy/inflammation, immuno-oncology and fibrosis disease areas. Medicinal chemistry.

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
H3 Biomedicine Cambridge, MA Cancer genomics based drug discovery. Medicinal chemistry.
Haystack Sciences San Francisco, CA Drug discovery company utilizing DNA-Encoded Library technologies. Medicinal chemistry.
HBRI San Diego, CA Non-profit research institute focused on basic research for the public good. Medicinal chemistry.

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
IDEAYA Biosciences Menlo Park, CA Focus on the discovery & development of innovative oncology therapies in personalized medicine and immuno-oncology. Medicinal chemistry.
  South San Francisco, CA Medicinal chemistry.
ImmunoGen Waltham, MA Focus on the development of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) for the treatment of cancer. Medicinal chemistry, ADC chemistry, process chemistry.
ImmunoMet Therapeutics Houston, TX ImmunoMet Therapeutics is dedicated to developing innovative oncology products. Medicinal chemistry.
Inception Sciences San Diego, CA Drug discovery company that creates new companies in partnership with pioneering academic researchers and major biopharmaceutical companies. Medicinal chemistry.
Incyte Wilmington, DE Therapeutic focus is primarily oncology. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) Seattle, WA Focus on R&D of products to prevent, detect, and treat infectious diseases (vaccines, diagnostics, and drugs). Small molecules for tuberculosis drug discovery. Medicinal chemistry.
Inova Falls Church, VA Not-for-profit research institute. Medicinal chemistry.
Intarcia Therapeutics Raleigh, NC Focus on merging medicine with technology to develop innovative therapies. Medicinal chemistry, peptide chemistry.
Intellia Therapeutics Cambridge, MA Leverage genome editing (CRISPR/Cas9) to develop potential cures for people with genetic diseases. Small molecules, nucleotides, nanoparticles, lipids, macromolecules. Medicinal chemistry, oligonucleotide chemistry, conjugation chemistry.
Intercept Pharmaceuticals San Diego, CA Focus on developing novel synthetic bile acid analogs to treat chronic liver diseases. Development & manufacture of obeticholic acid. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Ionis Pharmaceuticals San Diego, CA Pioneer in the discovery and development of antisense drugs. Medicinal chemistry, oligonucleotide chemistry, process chemistry.

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
Janssen (J&J) Cambridge, MA Part of Johnson & Johnson. Medicinal chemistry.
  San Diego, CA Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
  South San Francisco, CA Medicinal chemistry.
  Spring House, PA Medicinal chemistry, radiochemistry.

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
Kaleido Biosciences Bedford, MA Discover groundbreaking microbiome-targeted therapeutics. Medicinal chemistry, carbohydrate chemistry.
Kalyra Pharmaceuticals San Diego, CA Focus on developing therapeutics that address unmet needs in the area of pain management, anti-infectives, and fibrosis. Small molecules. Medicinal chemistry.
Kezar Life Sciences South San Francisco, CA Small molecule therapeutics targeting protein homeostasis to treat unmet needs in autoimmunity and cancer. Medicinal chemistry.
Kintai Therapeutics Cambridge, MA Biotechnology company focused on microbiome metabolites. Small molecules. Medicinal chemistry.
Kronos Bio Cambridge, MA Research and development of first-in-class therapies that modulate historically recalcitrant cancer targets. Medicinal chemistry.

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
Landos Biopharma Blacksburg, VA Develop safer, more effective oral, first-in-class therapeutics for autoimmune diseases. Medicinal chemistry.
Leidos Frederick, MD Company focused on defense, aviation, IT, and health. Discover new therapeutic interventions against RAS-driven cancers. Medicinal chemistry.
LifeMine Therapeutics Cambridge, MA Utilize genome mining and recombinant overexpression to search through the genomes of fungi and unearth new drugs. Medicinal chemistry, peptide chemistry.
Lilly Indianapolis, IN Large pharmaceutical company. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry, peptide chemistry, conjugation chemistry.
Lin BioScience San Diego, CA Discover and develop drugs aimed at cancer and eye diseases. Medicinal chemistry.
Loxo Oncology Boulder, CO Focused on the development of highly selective medicines for patients with genomically defined cancers. Medicinal chemistry.
Luye Pharma Group Boston, MA Luye Pharma Group is dedicated to developing innovative medicines in oncology, neurodegenerative disorders, and other disease areas with high unmet medical needs. Medicinal chemistry.

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
Macrolide Pharmaceuticals Watertown, MA Develop and commercialize novel macrolide antibiotics. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Mannan Pharmaceuticals San Diego, CA Mannan Pharmaceuticals is focused on therapeutics for various muscular dystrophies and metastatic cancers. Medicinal chemistry.
MedImmune (AstraZeneca) Gaithersburg, MD Acquired by AstraZeneca (June 2007). The biologics R&D arm of AstraZeneca. Tubulysins, warheads/payloads. ADCs and linker/drug design. Medicinal chemistry, ADC chemistry.
Melinta Therapeutics New Haven, CT Discover, develop, and commercialize novel antibiotics. Small molecules. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Merck Boston, MA Discovery research. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
  Cambridge, MA Exploratory Science Center (ESC). Small molecules, peptides, carbohydrates, nucleotides. Payloads & linkers for conjugates. Medicinal chemistry, peptide chemistry, conjugation chemistry.
  Kenilworth, NJ Headquarters. Small molecules, peptides, macrocycles, bioconjugates, nucleosides. Medicinal chemistry, peptide chemistry, conjugation chemistry.
  Rahway, NJ Core chemistry and preclinical development. Biocatalysis, chemical biology, flow chemistry. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry, radiochemistry.
  South San Francisco, CA Exploratory research through early clinical development. Medicinal chemistry.
  West Point, PA Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry, radiochemistry.
Mersana Therapeutics Cambridge, MA Focus on developing antibody drug conjugate (ADC) therapeutics. Medicinal chemistry, polymer chemistry, ADC chemistry, process chemistry.
Microbiotix Worcester, MA Focused on the discovery and development of small molecules that target serious infectious diseases (antibacterial, antiviral, and antiparasitic). Medicinal chemistry.
Minerva Biotechnologies Waltham, MA Developing cancer immunotherapies and cancer drugs. Medicinal chemistry, peptide chemistry, bioconjugation chemistry.
Mirati Therapeutics San Diego, CA Target the genetic and epigenetic drivers of cancer. Medicinal chemistry.
Moderna Therapeutics Cambridge, MA Pioneering a new class of medicines made of messenger RNA (mRNA). Small molecules, nucleotides, nucleosides, lipid nanoparticles. Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, oligonucleotide chemistry, conjugation chemistry, process chemistry.
Moffitt Cancer Center Tampa, FL Focus on personalized cancer care and translational research. Medicinal chemistry, radiochemistry.

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
Nanosyn Santa Clara, CA CRO. Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Neurocrine Biosciences San Diego, CA Develop small molecule antagonists against G-protein coupled receptors for neurologic and endocrine related disorders. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Neuropore Therapies San Diego, CA Discover small molecule therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and related neurodegenerative disorders. Medicinal chemistry.
NewLink Genetics Ames, IA Focus on novel immuno-oncology products for cancer. Medicinal chemistry.
Nimbus Therapeutics Cambridge, MA Focus on promising targets in metabolic disease, oncology, and inflammation. Small molecules. Medicinal chemistry.
Novartis Cambridge, MA Large pharmaceutical company. Medicinal chemistry.
  Emeryville, CA Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD). Medicinal chemistry.
  San Diego, CA The Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF). Medicinal chemistry.
Novo Nordisk Indianapolis, IN Pharmaceutical company. Indianapolis site established in late 2015 when Novo Nordisk acquired Calibrium and MB2. Medicinal chemistry, peptide chemistry, conjugation chemistry.
  Seattle, WA Medicinal chemistry, peptide chemistry, conjugation chemistry.
Nuredis Menlo Park, CA Discover and develop treatments for neurological and neuromuscular nucleotide repeat diseases. Medicinal chemistry.

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
Omeros Seattle, WA Biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing, and commercializing both small molecule and protein therapeutics. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Organix Woburn, MA CRO. Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry.
ORIC Pharmaceuticals South San Francisco, CA Discover and develop therapies to overcome resistance in cancer. Medicinal chemistry.

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
Peloton Therapeutics Dallas, TX Develop first-in-class oral medicines targeting cancer and other serious conditions. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Pfizer Cambridge, MA Large pharmaceutical company. Rare Diseases, Internal Medicine, Oncology. Medicinal chemistry.
  Groton, CT Pfizer Worldwide R&D lab. Process Chemistry group within Chemical Research and Development (CRD) group. Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs). Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
  San Diego, CA Pfizer Worldwide R&D lab. Oncology. Medicinal chemistry.
Pharmacyclics (AbbVie) Sunnyvale, CA Acquired by AbbVie (May 2015). Develop and commercialize small molecule medicines for the treatment of cancers and immune-mediated diseases. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Phelix Therapeutics Philadelphia, PA Develop therapeutics for unmet medical needs. Peptidomimetic drugs, chemical biology, peptide stapling, macrocyclization. Medicinal chemistry, peptide chemistry.
Plexxikon Berkeley, CA Acquired by Daiichi Sankyo (Apr 2011). Discovery and development of small molecule pharmaceuticals. Medicinal chemistry.
Pliant Therapeutics Redwood City, CA Focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing breakthrough treatments for fibrotic diseases. Medicinal chemistry.
Portola Pharmaceuticals South San Francisco, CA Discovery, development, and commercialization of novel therapeutics in the fields of thrombosis and other hematologic diseases. Small molecules. Medicinal chemistry.
Progenra Malvern, PA Discover new medicines through targeting the ubiquitin proteasome system. Medicinal chemistry.
PTC Therapeutics South Plainfield, NJ Focused on the development of small molecule drugs that regulate gene expression by targeting post-translational control (PTC) mechanisms. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
Rapafusyn Pharmaceuticals Baltimore, MD Develop therapeutics for unmet medical needs. Medicinal chemistry.
Ra Pharmaceuticals Cambridge, MA Leverage macrocycle peptide technology in drug discovery effort. Peptidomimetic drugs, macrocyclic peptides, small molecules. Medicinal chemistry, peptide chemistry.
Receptos (Celgene) San Diego, CA Acquired by Celgene (2015). Jobs are on Celgene site. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Regulus Therapeutics San Diego, CA Advancing microRNA therapeutics across several key areas (fibrosis, hepatitis C, & metabolic diseases). Medicinal chemistry, oligonucleotide chemistry, conjugation chemistry.
Relay Therapeutics Cambridge, MA Building a drug discovery pipeline centered on protein motion. Medicinal chemistry.
Relypsa Redwood City, CA Part of Vifor Pharma Group (Sep 2016). Focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of polymeric medicines. Polymer chemistry, medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Retrophin San Diego, CA Develop and deliver life-changing therapies to people living with rare diseases. Medicinal chemistry.
Revolution Medicines Redwood City, CA Access the small molecule chemical space favored by evolution (ex. natural products) to modulate medically important biological activity. Medicinal chemistry.
Reyoung Corporation Gaithersburg, MD Manufacture and sell of pharmaceutical products. Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry.
Ribometrix Durham, NC Discover small molecule drugs that target functional 3D RNA structures to treat human diseases. Medicinal chemistry.
Rigel Pharmaceuticals South San Francisco, CA Focus on small molecule drugs for immune and hematologic disorders, cancer, and rare diseases. Medicinal chemistry.

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
Sage Therapeutics Cambridge, MA Develop small molecule drugs for CNS disorders. Medicinal chemistry.
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) San Diego, CA Non-profit that combines fundamental research with drug discovery to address unmet clinical needs. Small molecules. Medicinal chemistry.
Sanofi Waltham, MA Large pharmaceutical company. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Scripps Research Jupiter, FL Formerly named The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI). One of the largest private, non-profit biomedical research organizations in the world. Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry.
  San Diego, CA Headquarters. Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry.
Seattle Genetics Bothell, WA Industry leader in developing antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) for treating cancer. Medicinal chemistry, ADC chemistry, process chemistry.
Sirenas San Diego, CA Use proprietary AI technology to discover potential therapeutics from the natural, complex environments of the global microbiome (ex. the ocean). Small molecules, natural products. Medicinal chemistry.
SiteOne Therapeutics San Francisco, CA Developing a new class of non-opioid, non-NSAID pain treatments targeting the Nav1.7 sodium channel. Medicinal chemistry.
Sorrento Therapeutics San Diego, CA Develop cancer therapeutics. ADC chemistry, medicinal chemistry.
Southern Research Institute Birmingham, AL Non-profit research institution with four divisions (Drug Discovery, Drug Development, Engineering, and Energy & Environment). Small molecules, peptides. Medicinal chemistry, peptide chemistry.
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) San Antonio, TX Non-profit, applied R&D organization (engineering & physical sciences). Small molecules, medicinal polymers. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry, polymer chemistry, conjugation chemistry.
Spring Bank Pharma Hopkinton, MA Leverage proprietary Small Molecule Nucleic Acid Hybrid (SMNH) chemistry platform to discover and develop novel therapies. Nucleosides, nucleotides. Medicinal chemistry, oligonucleotide chemistry.
SRI International Menlo Park, CA Non-profit research institute that performs R&D sponsored by government or industry. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Stealth Biotherapeutics Newton, MA Develop therapies to treat the mitochondrial dysfunction associated with genetic mitochondrial diseases and many common age-related diseases. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry, peptide chemistry.
StemSynergy Therapeutics Franklin, TN Develop novel therapeutics to effectively treat cancer by blocking the cancer stem cells. Medicinal chemistry.
St Jude Memphis, TN Pediatric treatment and research hospital. Medicinal chemistry, radiochemistry.
SUMO Biosciences Pasadena, CA Research addressing major human oncogenes and immuno-oncology targets. Medicinal chemistry.
Sutro Biopharma South San Francisco, CA Focus is aimed primarily on next generation cancer and autoimmune therapeutics — antibody conjugates, bispecific antibodies, and cytokine derivatives. Medicinal chemistry, ADC chemistry.
Symic Bio San Francisco, CA Developing novel compounds that target and affect the extracellular matrix (ECM), the non-cellular component of tissue. Medicinal chemistry.

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
Takeda Cambridge, MA Large pharmaceutical company. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
  San Diego, CA Medicinal chemistry, peptide chemistry.
Tarveda Therapeutics Watertown, MA Develop novel miniature drug conjugates uniquely designed to selectively target, rapidly penetrate, and eradicate solid tumors. Medicinal chemistry.
TAXIS Pharmaceuticals Monmouth Junction, NJ Researching new classes of antibiotic agents to treat life-threatening, multidrug-resistant bacterial infections. Medicinal chemistry.
Terns Pharmaceuticals San Mateo, CA Discover & develop small molecule drugs for liver disease and cancer. Medicinal chemistry.
Theravance South San Francisco, CA Research efforts are focused in the areas of inflammation and immunology. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
Translational Genomics Research Institute (Tgen) Phoenix, AZ Non-profit medical research institute. Medicinal chemistry.
Trevena King of Prussia, PA Company involved in the discovery and development of G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) biased ligands. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN Large research university. Medicinal chemistry.
VenatoRx Malvern, PA Discovery and development of new medicines to treat drug-resistant infections. Medicinal chemistry.
Venenum Biodesign Hamilton, NJ Discovery of novel small molecule therapeutic products. Small molecules, nucleosides, nucleotides, oligonucleotides, and phosphoramidites. Medicinal chemistry, oligonucleotide chemistry.
Verseon Fremont, CA Verseon leverages its proprietary drug discovery platform for rapid and cost-effective drug discovery. Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry.
  Palo Alto, CA Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry.
Vertex Boston, MA Headquarters. Focus on discovering transformative medicines to help people with serious diseases like cystic fibrosis. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry, radiochemistry.
  San Diego, CA Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.
ViewPoint Therapeutics San Francisco, CA Focused on the development of small molecule treatments for protein misfolding diseases, including cataracts. Medicinal chemistry.
ViiV Healthcare (GSK) Branford, CT GSK holds majority stake in ViiV. Entirely dedicated to HIV medicines. Medicinal chemistry.
Vividion San Diego, CA Apply transformational proteomics to develop innovative therapeutics that treat major unmet clinical needs. Medicinal chemistry.

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
WAVE Life Sciences Cambridge, MA Therapies for patients with serious, genetically defined diseases. Medicinal chemistry, oligonucleotide chemistry.
Wistar Institute Philadelphia, PA Focus on early-stage discovery science in the areas of cancer, immunology, and infectious disease. Medicinal chemistry.

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Xenon Pharmaceuticals Boston, MA Xenon is focused on developing innovative therapeutics for neurological disorders. Medicinal chemistry.

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
Yumanity Therapeutics Cambridge, MA Develop therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Lou Gehrig’s disease. Medicinal chemistry.

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Company Location(s) Description (company info & past job details)
Zoetis Kalamazoo, MI The largest animal health company in the world (medicines, vaccines, diagnostic product, etc). Novel veterinary small molecule therapeutics. Medicinal chemistry, process chemistry.