Senior Associate Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry
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Senior Associate Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry
We are seeking talented and motivated synthetic organic/medicinal chemists who are passionate about joining a world-class group of scientists in the pursuit of innovative therapies.
The successful candidate will be skilled in the art of organic synthesis and familiar with modern synthetic methods and will have demonstrated success in producing results, executing on synthetic routes to target molecules, analytical data interpretation, and troubleshooting reactions/purifications.
The candidate will show an increasingly independent ability to design synthetic routes, understand medicinal chemistry concepts, and interpret biological data such that s/he is able to generate testable hypotheses, design and synthesize analogues. Good communication skills and a naturally collaborative style are necessary for effective drug discovery team participation.
Bachelor’s Degree and 4+ years of academic or industry experience
Masters Degree and 2 + years of academic or industry experience
- Bachelor’s degree with 4+ years industry research or Master’s degree and 2+ years of experience
- A strong commitment to experimental work - skilled in multi-step synthesis, route design, purification, and characterization of organic compounds
- Experience with HPLC, NMR, flash chromatography, LCMS instrumentation and interpretation
- Experienced with SciFinder, Chemdraw, Mestra Nova and other chemistry-related software
- Strong desire to embrace the fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry
- A team player who works effectively within a multidisciplinary organization
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.
Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.
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