Post Doctoral Fellow, Organic Synthesis


Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a Nasdaq listed (ARWR), Russell 3000 company that develops medicines to treat intractable diseases by silencing the genes that cause them. Using a broad portfolio of RNA chemistries and efficient modes of delivery, Arrowhead therapies trigger the RNA interference mechanism to induce rapid, deep and durable knockdown of target genes. RNA interference, or RNAi, is a mechanism present in living cells that inhibits the expression of a specific gene, thereby affecting the production of a specific protein. Arrowhead’s RNAi-based therapeutics leverage this natural pathway of gene silencing.  Arrowhead’s dynamic and innovative environment offers our employees the opportunity to advance revolutionary treatments for serious and intractable diseases. Our employees are smart, creative, professionals who work collaboratively to meet our business and scientific challenges.  Arrowhead’s R&D facility is located in the Research Park in Madison, WI.

The Position

Arrowhead Pharma is seeking a synthetic organic chemist to join the Chemistry Department as a full-time industrial post-doctoral fellow. S/He will be joining a team of highly motivated and experienced chemists, and contribute to the success of Arrowhead.  S/He will be expected to:

  • Design and carry out syntheses to make target novel compounds
  • Identify critical issues/steps in a synthesis and solve the problems in a timely fashion.
  • Track progress against project timelines, generate regular status updates, and communicate progress and issues to management
  • Adhere to safe laboratory practices
  • Energetic, self-motivated and hard working


The successful candidate should have a PhD in organic chemistry with excellent publication track record.  Highly innovative and creative in problem solving.  Great work ethics.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to

Arrowhead provides competitive salaries and an excellent benefit package.

All applicants must have authorization to work in the U.S. for a company.