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Position: Research Associate, Chemistry


Avelas Biosciences is a San Diego, CA clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing in vivo imaging agents and therapeutics for improved cancer treatment. The most advanced agent is AVB-620, a protease-activated fluorescent cancer visualization agent which is currently being evaluated in breast cancer patients undergoing surgery. Avelas is searching for a Chemistry/Analytical Research Associate to support synthesis, purification, analytical testing, and characterization of leads and development candidates. Working with an interdisciplinary team, the successful candidate will support R&D chemistry.


  • Support synthesis of research compounds
  • Perform purification of peptides/conjugates using HPLC
  • Support characterization and analytical testing of compounds
  • Analyze and interpret experimental results
  • Document experimental procedures and results


  • BS/BA degree in Chemistry or related discipline with 2+ years post-degree experience
  • Proficient with HPLC methods and analysis
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Clear record of laboratory productivity
  • Must work well in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Good attention to detail and documentation skills