Jun 10, 2022

Job Description

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

We are seeking an outstanding synthetic/medicinal chemist with the skills, experience and passion to impact key portfolio projects as an embedded Lead Generation expert. Grounded in your medicinal chemistry experience, you will work directly with drug discovery project teams to shape compound quality and diversity through library design/synthesis, scaffold morphing, development/application of parallel chemistries and diversity toolkits, and use of automated workflows and desktop design/analytical tools.

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 Include:

- Interact and be part of matrixed project teams to drive effective decision-making; collaborate with peers and work effectively and efficiently as an important part of a cross-functional team

- Use contemporary medicinal chemistry principles, data analysis, and predictive models to independently design compounds based on team or individual hypotheses

- Develop/apply novel methodologies and technologies in parallel format, interface with data scientists and automation experts to optimize workflows

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

- 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 chemistry with 0 to 5 years of industrial experience

- Knowledge of modern organic synthetic methods

- Excellence in common purification and analytical techniques

- Strong problem solving and communication skills

Additional qualifications that will help in the role:

- Hands on experience with parallel/array chemistry and/or automation

- Experience with medicinal chemistry, structure-based drug design, fragment-based drug discovery, targeted protein degradation, and/or covalent inhibitors

- Familiarity with data analysis tools and/or data science

Why consider Novartis?

766 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2021. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how will 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. Where you’re empowered to take smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. 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.

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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