Scientist – Medicinal Chemistry

Category: Research
Job ID: R-62411
Location: US – California – Thousand Oaks
Posted Date: August 30, 2018
This Scientist will be part of an innovative Medicinal Chemistry group, with responsibilities including (but not limited to) the design, synthesis, and purification of novel compounds for potential clinical drug development.

The successful candidate will devise and implement creative scientific research through conducting laboratory experiments, planning detailed procedures for defined projects including timelines, milestones, methodological approaches, expected results and necessary resources; reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting scientific data and results; providing regular updates, documentation, and/or communication on project results; collaborating with other scientists and keeping current with field of expertise, including literature and technology development. Additional responsibilities may include advising supervisors and colleagues in areas of expertise; participating in national and international scientific meetings; providing scientific results that support the generation of publications, patents, or regulatory submissions and mentoring research associates and laboratory assistants.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree OR Doctorate degree completed by May 2019

OR

Master’s degree and 4 years of scientific experience

OR

Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

Chemistry degree specializing in organic synthesis

Proven track record of academic accomplishments (i.e., peer-reviewed publications and/or patents)

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 related purification methods

Understanding of biological and pharmaceutical principles and a working knowledge of the use of structure-based or other computer-aided drug design tools

Knowledge of the application of parallel synthesis techniques to medicinal chemistry

Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)

A Fortune 150 company operating in nearly 100 countries around the world, we invest in highly skilled, dedicated and collaborative individuals who are ready to contribute to our mission in meaningful ways and make a difference in the lives of our patients. That’s why, as a member of our cross functional, cross discipline team, we provide you with valuable opportunities to broaden your experience and maximize your potential. Focused on the industry’s most compelling scientific discoveries and housed within industry leading facilities within the heart of the world’s leading biotechnology hub, our colleagues are growing our pipeline through groundbreaking innovations. We believe in rewarding those who do rewarding work and are committed to providing careers that can help turn the tide of serious, life interrupting illnesses.

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