Sep 12, 2022

Job Description

3! The number of the continents you’ll span across to bridge our research and development platforms!

We would like to welcome a highly motivated, scientifically curious, and innovative synthetic chemist to our Synthesis Technologies Team within Global Discovery Chemistry (Cambridge, MA). You will join an energizing and collaborative research environment working alongside colleagues who are committed to improving human health through the discovery of transformative medicines.

Join us and help us reimagine medicine!

Your responsibilities will include:

- Independently, effectively, and safely conduct task-oriented synthesis and purification from milligram to multi-hundred gram scale.

- Anticipate potential synthetic pitfalls, and proactively work on alternative routes/conditions.

- Explore and deploy innovative and cutting-edge synthetic methods for the construction of pharmaceutically relevant building blocks and drug substances.

- Interact globally with internal and external chemistry teams to ensure seamless collaboration.

- Perform structural and stereochemical elucidation.

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 synthetic organic chemistry and 0 to 5+ years of related industrial experience.

- Solid understanding and practical experience in synthetic organic methodology and chemical process research, combined with strong problem-solving skills.

- Excellent observational, organizational, data management, and documentation skills.

- Enthusiasm for the development of green and sustainable synthesis methods is preferred.

- Outstanding communication skills to proactively collaborate with medicinal chemistry teams in order to find opportunities to positively impact projects.

Why Novartis?

766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, 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 teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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Global Discovery Chemistry
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Synthetic Chemistry Research Scientist (BS or MS)

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