Synthesis and Innovation Chemist (BS or MS)

Synthesis and Innovation Chemist (BS or MS)

Job Description

ONE Global Discovery Chemistry Community working across 7 disease areas at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is seeking a highly talented and motivated synthetic chemist to join our Global Discovery Chemistry Department in Cambridge, MA. The successful candidate will join an energizing and collaborative research organization, working alongside colleagues who are committed to improving human health through the discovery of transformative medicines.

Your responsibilities:

• Independently conduct syntheses and purifications from milligram to hundred gram scale
• Anticipate potential synthetic pitfalls and proactively work on alternative routes/conditions/technologies
• Explore and deploy innovative synthetic methods for the construction of pharmaceutically relevant building blocks and drug substances
• Collaborate with peers and work effectively as part of a cross-functional team
• Adhere to laboratory safety policies and practices

Our department and the wider NIBR community provides a stimulating environment for personal growth with plenty of opportunities to learn with and from each other.

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum requirements

What you will need to bring to the role:

• BS or MS degree in chemistry with 3+ years experience in the synthesis and characterization of organic compounds
• Sound knowledge of modern organic synthetic methods
• Experience with common purification and analytical techniques
• Passion for improving synthetic routes by reaction optimization and/or implementation of synthetic technologies
• Good communication skills

Why consider Novartis?

750 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.
Global Discovery Chemistry
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time