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Laboratory Assistant, Discovery Chemistry

Company: Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Location: Irving
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

The candidate will assist the Discovery Chemistry and Compound Management teams. This position will be responsible for placing group orders, maintaining vendor relationships, equipment maintenance contracts, service call scheduling and accurately maintaining reagent chemical inventory. The position will also be responsible for general laboratory duties, including but not limited to, dish washing, stock solution preparation, maintaining consumable stocks, some basic equipment preventative maintenance and document management.


  • Manage and maintain reagent chemical inventory
  • Collect and organize certain analytical data (LCMS, NMR, etc.)
  • Order equipment, consumables, and chemical reagents
  • Organize and maintain department records
  • Maintain certain laboratory equipment
  • Wash and maintain common glassware
  • Preparation of common solutions
  • Schedule equipment service calls
  • Monitor and maintain common consumables and chemical stocks
  • Work directly with Safety Committee to ensure Discovery Chemistry labs meet safety guidelines


  • Demonstrate commitment and support for company goals, objectives and procedures
  • Represent Reata by developing collaborative relationships with site personnel, colleagues and vendors
  • Demonstrate professionalism and adherence to moral, ethical and quality principles
  • Participate in corporate and departmental meetings
  • Comply with applicable regulations, GCP and corporate policies and procedures


  • College degree in physical or life science, with a BS/MS degree in chemistry preferred
  • Completed college level organic chemistry
  • Demonstrated understanding of organic chemical structures, chirality and nomenclature
  • Demonstrated understanding of chemical hazards and laboratory safety
  • At least 2 years lab management experience preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and adjust quickly to changing priorities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) preferred
  • Experience with chemistry software (ChemDraw) preferred
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated

Keywords: Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc., Irving , Laboratory Assistant, Discovery Chemistry, Other , Irving, Texas

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