Jun 22, 2022

Job Description

One Global Discovery Chemistry community, working across seven disease areas at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), is seeking a highly talented and motivated medicinal chemist to join our Global Discovery Chemistry Department in Emeryville, CA.

Here, we value your ideas, personal growth, and career aspirations; you will be surrounded by and learn from curious colleagues across multiple disciplines; you will have opportunities to explore the power of cutting-edge science and technology; you will be empowered to take smart risks and to use your creativity and resourcefulness to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Here's what a successful candidate looks like for this role:

(1) insightful, collaborative, and decisive innovators, (2) champions of diverse ways of thinking, (3) able to motivate and lead creative and curious lab-based scientists, and (4) dynamic individuals with high learning agility.

Your core responsibilities include:

•Application of experience and knowledge to solve difficult synthetic challenges and provide useful guidance to other chemists in the department locally and for NIBR globally.

•Executing experiments and interpretation of complex data to draw logical and innovative conclusions, connecting and enabling work of other team members and/or relevant collaborators

•Utilization of results to develop research proposals, identify trends, and recommend changes in the scope of work or termination of projects

•Further development of people leadership skills to help drive project strategy and provide insightful guidance to tackle medicinal chemistry problems

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

PhD in organic chemistry (or equivalent field); or MS with 5+ years relevant industrial experience, BS with 10+ years of relevant industrial experience

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!
Global Discovery Chemistry
Emeryville, CA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Medicinal Chemist (Principal Scientist)

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