Looking for an inspirational career? Be a revolutionary.

We’re dedicated to developing new antibiotics that will address critical health problems now and in the future. We hope you share this vision, and will bring your talent and ideas to this important goal. Our groundbreaking technology provides the opportunity for rapid development of important new drugs. Come join us and help us move forward: Every minute counts. Come join a small, highly focused team in the Boston area. Please use the form below to inquire about employment opportunities.

Benefits and Rewards

Macrolide Pharma’s offers benefits to attract and retain the most talented individuals with skills and energy to contribute to our shared vision of building a collaborative drug development company. We offer competitive health and financial compensation and benefits packages that reward employees with a share in our company’s success.

Health, wellness and financial benefits

We provide a comprehensive benefits package aimed at improving the financial, physical, and personal health of our employees and their families. Here are some of our benefits:

  • Health care coverage, including medical, prescription drug, vision, dental
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan with a competitive company match

Paid time off

We believe supporting a positive work-life balance is crucial for employee satisfaction and performance — we encourage our employees to spend ample time with family and friends. We offer substantial paid time off and paid holidays each year.

Macrolide Pharmaceuticals is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Macrolide Pharmaceuticals also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.

Open Positions

Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist Discovery Chemistry

We are seeking a motivated and skilled synthetic chemist to join our Discovery Chemistry department in a laboratory position as a Scientist I/Sr. Scientist. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and preparing novel macrolides via multi-step synthesis. The candidate should have a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry and will be responsible for designing new synthetic routes and rapidly implementing them in order to prepare new target analogs. Previous medicinal chemistry experience in antibacterial drug discovery is a plus, but is not required for consideration.

Key Responsibilities:

  •  Design and prepare novel macrolides by multi-step synthesis.
  •  Analyze biological data for structure-activity relationships and apply findings to the design of new compounds.
  •  Design, evaluate, and execute synthetic strategies to new target analogs.
  •  Contribute effectively in multi-disciplinary team environment

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. with 3-7 or MSc with 5-10 years of medicinal chemistry experience
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  •  Strong written and oral skills

What makes us different?

We use chemistry to create antibiotics that have never been seen before.

Our science


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