Macromolecular Chemist

Aug 13, 2021

Job Description

1 medicine has the power to transform the lives of many patients around the world. That medicine awaits discovery by you as part of a Novartis drug discovery team.

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is seeking a highly talented and motivated synthetic chemist with a strong background in synthetic materials, biomaterials, polymer, or supramolecular chemistry to join our Global Discovery Chemistry team in Cambridge, MA. We seek molecular-scale thinkers who are passionate about macromolecular-scale chemistry and its application to the discovery of impactful treatments and cures. Here you can play a leading role in solving currently intractable challenges in biomedical research through the creation of new therapeutic modalities, drug delivery systems, and drug discovery technologies.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- You will be empowered to make important contributions across all stages of projects, from inception, to drug candidate selection and pre-clinical development.

- With your colleagues, you will design and synthesize molecules, materials, and assemblies.

- Through strong interactions with specialists in all areas of drug discovery (biology, pharmacokinetics, formulation, early development, etc.) you will identify limitations with our current modalities and technologies, and then propose and implement creative solutions.

- You will act as a source of expertise in the macromolecular sciences and their applications in biomedicine to your Novartis colleagues.

- By initiating and building collaborations with other scientists, both within and outside of your area of expertise, you will broadly influence the course of science at Novartis.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

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 other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

Essential requirements:

- Typically, a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry

- 5+ years’ experience in the synthesis and characterization of materials, polymers, biopolymers, or supramolecular assemblies

- Strong knowledge of fundamental principles of materials science, polymer science, drug delivery, and/or chemical biology

- Track-record of scientific achievement in the field of materials science, polymer science, or supramolecular chemistry, exemplified by authorship of publications/presentations in the field(s)

- Knowledge of modern organic synthetic methods and experience with common purification and analytical techniques

- Strong analytical thinking, leadership, organizational and project management skills

- Excellent communication skills and a naturally collaborative style

Desirable requirements:

- Demonstrated the ability to influence and collaborate within and across multidisciplinary teams

- A high degree of curiosity and a strong desire for continuous learning

Why Novartis?

769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what’s possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Global Discovery Chemistry
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Macromolecular Chemist

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