Job Title: Research Associate, Compound Management
Epizyme, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to rewriting treatment for cancer and other serious diseases through novel epigenetic medicines. Epizyme is broadly developing its lead product candidate, tazemetostat, a first-in-class EZH2 inhibitor, with studies underway in both solid tumors and hematological malignancies, as a monotherapy and combination therapy in relapsed and front-line disease. The company is also developing a novel G9a program with its next development candidate, EZM8266, which is targeting sickle cell disease. By focusing on the genetic drivers of disease, Epizyme's science seeks to match targeted medicines with the patients who need them.
Epizyme has assembled a world-class team with a passion for scientific innovation and a commitment to developing novel epigenetic therapies. Join a dynamic, diverse and fun work environment consistent with Epizyme’s cultural attributes for success: camaraderie, collaboration, disciplined, innovative, openness, patient-focused and resilient.
We are seeking a Research Associate who is detail-oriented and flexible enough to handle changing priorities in a fast paced environment. The successful candidate will be part of the tight knit Compound Management team within the Lead Discovery group, but will be outward facing to all areas of Research. He/she will use liquid handling robots and a state of the art inventory management system to support all of Epizyme’s drug discovery projects. The candidate must be capable of handling multiple sample requests across multiple projects in an efficient manner. This position will also offer the opportunity to contribute to other areas within Lead Discovery including the enzymology group and research informatics.
Manage the company’s growing collection of small molecules
Fulfill internal and external orders in both liquid and solid format
Coordinate shipment of samples to CROs worldwide
Track inventory of all samples within the inventory management software
Perform quality control and minor maintenance on equipment used within the Compound Management lab
Communicate with scientists across the Research organization regarding compound orders
Follow proper safety procedures
Education & Requirements:
BS required in Chemistry, Biology, or other Life Sciences area
1+ year laboratory experience in the pharmaceutical industry
Experience with liquid handling robotics is a plus
Knowledge of DOT shipping guidelines is a plus
Excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills are essential
Epizyme, Inc. is a vibrant, entrepreneurial EEO employer committed to a diverse and dynamic workplace.
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About Epizyme Inc.
Epizyme’s vision is to rewrite therapy for cancer and other serious diseases through targeted epigenetic medicines. We aspire to change the standard of care for patients and physicians by developing medicines with fundamentally new mechanisms of action.
We are focused on creating medicines that are targeted at specific causes of diseases, that are orally administered, tolerable, easy to take, and that are based on a deep understanding of the patients that will benefit from them.
Since 2011, we have discovered five novel epigenetic therapies, three of which are in clinical development and two that have begun or will soon begin IND-enabling studies.
Our pioneering work in epigenetic drug development is led by the advancement of tazemetostat in a number of cancer indications and treatment settings. Our unique scientific capabilities have enabled us to expand our platform into new epigenetic target classes likely to be highly important in disease biology. Our discovery research is yielding exciting new targets for which we are developing novel small molecule programs with the goal of creating a sustainable pipeline of clinical candidates. This includes our most recent drug dev...elopment candidate, EZM8266, which will begin IND-enabling studies in 2018, for the potential treatment of sickle cell disease. To help further accelerate our portfolio, we have established a foundation of strategic collaborations with biopharmaceutical leaders.
At Epizyme, our exceptional team is wholly dedicated to bringing epigenetic therapies to the many patients who can benefit from them. We believe that we have the opportunity to change the lives of patients living with cancer and other serious diseases and are well positioned to deliver on our multi-year vision.