Sr Associate – Medicinal Chemistry

Category: Research
Job ID: R-40894
Location: US – Massachusetts – Cambridge
Posted Date: June 26, 2017
Amgen is a leading global biotechnology company, with a mission to serve patients around the world. As a science-based, patient-focused organization, we discover and develop innovative therapies to treat serious illnesses. Our medicines have made a dramatic difference in the lives of millions. To underpin our commitment to serve patients, Amgen is hiring in the department of Medicinal Chemistry at our Research and Development facility in Cambridge MA (AMA).

Job Description
This Senior Associate will be part of an innovative Medicinal Chemistry group, with responsibilities including the synthesis and purification of novel compounds for potential clinical drug development. The successful candidate will work in teams to develop, implement and perform organic reactions for ongoing Medicinal Chemistry teams, including the troubleshooting of synthetic routes and reactions. This individual will perform structural determinations using NMR and mass spectral techniques and purify compounds using a variety of modern techniques. Additional responsibilities include maintaining laboratory notebooks, participating in group and project meetings and, as needed, presenting to groups and aiding in the writing of papers and patent applications.

Basic Qualifications
Master’s degree or Master’s degree completed by May 2018
OR
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications
Focus or specialization in synthetic organic or medicinal chemistry (academic and/or industrial)
Demonstrated ability to scout and troubleshoot synthetic routes
Demonstration of good lab practices, with particular attention to safety
Clear understanding of structural determination using NMR and Mass Spectral techniques as well as knowledge of purification methods
Ability to work well in teams
Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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