PhD Organic Medicinal Chemist | BioNJ Talent Services

PhD Organic Medicinal Chemist

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
PTC Therapeutics
Organization Name: 
PTC Therapeutics
Position Location: 
South Plainfield
Company Profile: 

Translating Science. Transforming Lives.

Our mission at PTC Therapeutics has always been to build an integrated biopharmaceutical company based on our expertise in RNA biology. We have focused on discovering and developing novel oral treatments for patients with serious and life-limiting disorders. By targeting the processes that modulate RNA biology and affect protein production, we bring an innovative approach to drug discovery. We are focused particularly on the development and commercialization of treatments for rare and neglected disorders.

Commitment to Patients.

We are committed to finding treatment options for patients living with life-threatening diseases. Our lead product candidate is ataluren for the treatment of patients with genetic disorders due to a nonsense mutation. Ataluren is in clinical development for the treatment of nonsense mutation Duchenne muscular dystrophy (nmDMD). Ataluren has been approved under the trade name Translarna™ in the European Union for ambulatory patients with nmDMD who are 5 years and older.

Job Description:

Job Description

Our continued expansion has resulted in the creation of additional new positions for PhD Organic Medicinal Chemists at our South Plainfield, NJ research facility. Selected candidates will be responsible for the design and synthesis of novel pharmacologically active compounds using synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry techniques.



*Recent completion/soon to be completed PhD in Organic Chemistry, or PhD in Organic Chemistry and post-doctoral position
*Thorough knowledge of the practical and theoretical aspects of synthetic organic chemistry, including reaction mechanisms, multi-step organic chemistry, familiarity with database searching techniques for relevant literature and reaction precedents, and including knowledge and experience with modern analytical techniques for compound purification and characterization.
*Demonstrated record of achievement as reflected by publications in peer-reviewed journals or presentations at chemistry focused conferences/events.

Additional Job or Internship Information
Position Type: 
Full time job