Pfizer

Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry (Non-PhD)

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Boulder, Colorado
Salary
Competitive
Posted
June 09 2021
Ref
4810768
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Pharma
At Pfizer, we deliver Breakthroughs That Change Patients Lives . Pfizer Boulder Research and Development is looking to expand its research organization that is focused on the discovery and development of targeted small molecule drugs to treat patients afflicted with cancer. We are seeking results-driven chemists to join our medicinal chemistry department to deliver Pfizer's drugs of the future.

Discovering new medicines at Pfizer takes teams with a diversity of skills, behaviors, and approaches. Creativity, scientific excellence, tenacity, passion, hard work, organization, teamwork, courage, open-mindedness, curiosity - are just some of the traits successful Drug Discoverers display at Pfizer, and we are looking for ambitious Synthetic Chemists, eager to see their work lead to important new medicines and scientific breakthroughs, to join our team. The medicinal chemistry department at Pfizer Boulder Research and Development collaborates extensively with the other research departments to quickly discover and develop best-in-class medicines.

As a Scientist in Medicinal Chemistry at Pfizer you will play a vital role as a key contributor of a large, multi-disciplinary matrix team from project inception through to delivery of clinical drug candidates. You will provide key contributions to the implementation of medicinal chemistry strategies through development and execution of innovative synthetic chemistry and help to revolutionize our approach to the discovery and development of small molecule and synthetically-derived drugs.

Based in Colorado, with more than 300 days a year of sunshine, Boulder is a paradise in the West!Visit https://www.bouldercoloradousa.com/ to discover what we love about Boulder. Many colleagues live just outside of Boulder and have commutes of only 15 to 30 minutes.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Troubleshoot and optimize synthetic routes, including the development of modular routes for rapid analog generation and efficient scalable routes for preclinical candidates, based on discussions with supervisor and team members.
  • Employ enabled routes to synthesize medicinal chemistry targets within a project.
  • Build effective partnerships with other research lines, in particular analytical, technology, pharmaceutical sciences and process chemistry groups, to efficiently execute synthetic deliverables.
  • Actively participate in discussions and present results in chemistry team meetings.
  • Adhere to all safety, scientific record keeping, and compliance requirements.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master's or bachelor's degree in synthetic organic chemistry with 5+ years industrial experience as a synthetic organic chemist.
  • Solid knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry reaction mechanisms and reactivity.
  • Experience as a synthetic organic chemist familiar with a range of reaction types and having demonstrated multi-step synthesis, purification and characterization of organic compounds (especially NMR and mass spectroscopy).
  • Ability to effectively communicate (oral and written) with supervisor and project team members.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Demonstrated independence in the laboratory and in problem solving through careful experiment design, data analysis, and mechanistic insight.


PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Requires the ability to carry out experimental organic chemistry in a standard chemistry laboratory.


Please submit your resume along with a 1-2 page research summary.

For roles based in Colorado:

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $67,900 to $113,100 . In addition, this position offers an annual bonus with a target of 7.5% of the base salary. Benefits offered include a retirement savings plan, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

Additional Job Information:
  • Relocation support available
  • Eligible for employee referral bonus


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