10-12 week paid internship
This position is designated for an undergraduate chemistry major looking to gain laboratory experience in
an industrial setting. As a member of the Discovery Chemistry team, he/she will contribute to the
synthesis of a unique compound library. The applicant is expected to possess good communication skills,
an eagerness to learn and ability to work well in teams.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct multistep synthesis of library scaffolds with supervisor’s assistance
Track and weigh reagents for parallel synthesis
Assist in the parallel synthesis of compound libraries
Characterize synthesized compounds by NMR and LCMS
Conduct scientific literature searches using databases such as SciFinder
Work together with other members of project team to accomplish scientific objectives
Maintain an accurate and current record of experimental results in an electronic laboratory notebook
Communicate research results to supervisor in an accurate and timely manner.
Participate in research group and project meetings
Maintain high standards of laboratory safety in compliance with the H3 safety manual
Undergraduate chemistry major with a strong academic record.
Must have completed two semesters of organic chemistry including laboratory coursework.
Preference given to candidates who have performed independent undergraduate research as well.
Familiar with standard analytical techniques (NMR, TLC, HPLC, mass spectroscopy)
Strong communication skills
Experience with ChemDraw, Powerpoint and Excel preferred
H3 Biomedicine Inc. is a privately-held, uniquely-structured oncology discovery enterprise whose sole
mission is to become a prolific source of new drugs that treat more human cancers with greater success.
H3B is applying the expertise of leading scientists to the integration of insights from cancer genomics
with innovative capabilities in synthetic chemistry and tumor biology to pursue the most promising
current opportunity in cancer therapeutics: patient-based, genomics-driven, small molecule drugs