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Bristol Myers Squibb

Sr. Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry (R1558040-en-us)

Science and Research

Chemistry

Yearly

No

Brisbane, California, United States

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Position Summary

We are seeking an exceptionally talented and highly motivated medicinal chemist who is passionate about leading from the bench to join our Small Molecule Drug Discovery team in Brisbane. The successful candidate will be an expert in the field of organic synthesis with a strong commitment to experimental work, have hands on experience with a wide range of modern synthetic transformations, and will have demonstrated an ability to design new synthetic targets independently and in a hypothesis-driven manner based on emerging SAR data. She/he will contribute to programs by executing lead optimization strategies and driving critical path drug discovery objectives through the synthesis and creative design of molecules.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carries out multi-step synthesis, isolation, purification, and characterization of small organic compounds.
  • Designs efficient routes to target molecules of a wide range of complexity by applying modern synthetic methods.
  • Conducts literature searching to design synthetic routes, problem solve synthetic issues and understand the competitive landscape.
  • Interprets SAR and independently designs targets with improved properties.
  • Presents cross-functional research at departmental and project team meetings.
  • Performs scale-up of key intermediates and compounds.
  • Is responsible for ensuring compliance with safe laboratory practices and EH&S guidelines.
  • Contributes to new inventions.
  • May be responsible for communicating progress, milestones, changes in timelines, etc. to all key stakeholders.
  • Is a team-player, collaboratively and effectively working with scientists across different disciplines to succeed together.
  • Is a role model for junior staff.
  • May author technical documents in support of patent applications and scientific manuscripts, etc.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry with 4 - 7 years pharmaceutical medicinal chemistry industrial experience or postdoctoral experience.
  • M.S. in synthetic organic chemistry with 4-7 years pharmaceutical medicinal chemistry industrial experience.
  • B.S. in synthetic organic chemistry with 7-10 years pharmaceutical medicinal chemistry industrial experience.
  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in synthesis, purification, and spectroscopic characterization (NMR, LC-MS, HPLC, etc.) of novel compounds using a wide variety of synthetic organic chemistry methods.
  • Demonstrated record of experience in property-based and in vivo driven compound optimization in organic or medicinal chemistry research as evidenced by publications and/or patents.
  • Experience searching chemical/scientific databases and proficiency with medicinal chemistry related software.
  • Strong skills in gathering, documenting, and analyzing information from competitive sources such as patents and meetings and using this information to guide program strategy.
  • Excellent written demonstrated in the ability to generate sections of peer reviewed technical reports/manuscripts, or invention disclosures for patent applications under the supervision of a primary author
  • Excellent oral communication skills demonstrated by the ability to present results, recommendations and rationale, and issues and accomplishments in project team and department meetings.

Why You Should Apply

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, or any part of the recruitment process direct your inquiries to adastaffingsupport@bms.com. Visit careers.bms.com/eeo-accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application or if you are applying to a role based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you believe that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, during or any part of the recruitment process, please direct your inquiries to adastaffingsupport@bms.com. Visit careers.bms.com/eeo-accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

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