Lamont connected with GSK recruiters through his graduate school advisor and was given an inside look into the industry before he was hired. More than 13 years later, Lamont still has fond memories of his transformational journey—from the moment he made his first molecule as a synthetic organic chemist to his on-the-job training to become a medicinal chemist.
Sharing a love for science, Lamont collaborates with colleagues daily to create revolutionary new drugs. Applying synthetic organic chemistry, Lamont teams with scientists and chemists to explore different ways to balance potency for the target disease of interest and selectivity against unwanted targets, and to masterfully manipulate raw materials into modern medicine.
“Don’t get caught up on always trying to do cool chemistry. You must find a balance between answering the question at hand and allowing yourself to be creative.”
“My manager doesn’t give me a day to day assignment. I know what the problem is and it’s up to me to come up with a solution. Management understands I’m going to get the job done and gives me the freedom to do it.”