Veterans Medical Research Foundation Chemist in San Diego, California

Synthesize, purify and characterize antiviral drug molecules. Conceive, plan and conduct antiviral drug discovery projects based on review of literature, organizing and executing all syntheses. Make original contributions containing to the design, methodology and routes of synthesis of antiviral target compounds. Identify and resolve research problems and optimize technical approaches. Maintain, ensure and expand the laboratoryandrsquo;s library of antiviral compounds. Coordinate research efforts with collaborators. Generate SOPs to ensure adequate guidelines for lab members. Independently analyze chemistry results, modifying processes if necessary. Prepare progress reports for laboratory meetings and materials for publications and presentation at meetings. Prepare material suitable for publications such as abstracts and poster presentation. Author or co-author scientific journal manuscripts, grant applications and progress reports for the granting agency. Author or co-author materials for patent applications. Keep detailed written records of all chemical reactions, experiments and analytical results in a permanent notebook with numbered pages. Ensure compliance with all laboratory, state and Federal safety mandates and guidelines. May perform additional duties as required.