Apr 04, 2022

Job Description

200 and 580.

That is the number of chemists you can learn from locally in Cambridge and globally within NIBR with their synthetic and medicinal chemistry skills and knowledge spanning decades of experience. As chemists at the forefront of science, we are changing the way Novartis performs and thinks about cutting-edge science and technology. Come meet, and more importantly work with the very same chemists who discovered Kisqali!

We are seeking a highly talented and motivated synthetic / medicinal chemist to join the Global Discovery Chemistry team at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) at our Cambridge, MA site. Here, where we value your ideas, personal growth and career aspirations; you will be surrounded by and learn from curious, unbossed colleagues across multiple disciplines; you will be empowered to take smart risks, and to use your creativity and tenacity to work towards creating the next pharmaceutical.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

Your Responsibilities Will Include:

- Independently design compounds based off team or individual hypotheses, utilize novel methodologies and technologies, and carry out multi-step syntheses of small molecules

- Use contemporary medicinal chemistry principles to drive science to key decision points

- Analyze and interpret data, solve synthetic issues and design follow-up experiments

- Collaborate with peers and work effectively and efficiently as an important part of a cross-functional team

- Adhere to laboratory safety policies and practices

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:

- BS or MS degree in organic chemistry; 3+ years of industrial experience is preferred

- A comprehensive knowledge of modern organic synthetic methods; medicinal chemistry knowledge is a plus

- Excellence in common purification and analytical techniques

- Strong problem solving and communication skills

Why consider Novartis?

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.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations:

The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.
Global Discovery Chemistry
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Medicinal Chemistry Research Scientist (BS or MS)

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