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Senior Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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Apr 6, 2023

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200 and 580.

That is the number of chemists you can learn from locally in Cambridge and globally within NIBR with their synthetic and medicinal chemistry skills and knowledge spanning decades of experience. As chemists at the forefront of science, we are changing the way Novartis performs and thinks about innovative science and technology. Come meet, and more importantly work with the very same chemists who discovered Kisqali!

We are seeking a highly talented and motivated synthetic / medicinal chemist to join the Global Discovery Chemistry team at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) at our Cambridge, MA site. Here, where we value your ideas, personal growth, and career aspirations; you will be surrounded by and learn from curious, unbossed colleagues across multiple subject areas; you will be empowered to take sensible risks, and to use your creativity and tenacity to work towards creating the next pharmaceutical.

Your responsibilities include:

* Independently design compounds based on team or individual hypotheses, utilize novel methodologies and technologies, and carry out multi-step syntheses of small molecules
* Use contemporary medicinal chemistry principles to drive science to key decision points
* Analyze and interpret data, solve synthetic issues and design follow-up experiments
* Collaborate with peers and work effectively and efficiently as an important part of a cross-functional team
* Promote good laboratory safety policies and practices

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

What You Will Bring to the Role:

* BS or MS degree in organic chemistry with 5-10 years of industrial medicinal chemistry experience
* Comprehensive knowledge of modern organic synthetic methods, medicinal chemistry, and digital tools and analysis for medicinal chemistry
* Bench chemistry contributor
* Excellence in common modern purification and analytical techniques
* Strong problem solving and communication skills

Desirable Skills:

* Experience with CROs and/or Neuroscience

Why Consider Novartis?

766 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2021. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how will we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore. Where you’re empowered to take smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $88,000 and $132,000 however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/23 through 12/31/23, fluctuations in the job market may necessitate adjustments to pay ranges during this period. Further, final pay determinations will depend on various factors, including, but not limited to geographical location, experience level, knowledge, skills and abilities. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


At Novartis, we are reimagining medicine.

Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people's lives. We use innovative science and technology to address some of society's most challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible.

Novartis has one of the industry’s most competitive pipelines. Many of these projects, which include new molecular entities as well as additional indications and different formulations for marketed products, are for medicines that could significantly advance treatment standards for patients worldwide.

We have entered an exciting era in health and biomedical innovation. Powered by our incredible colleagues, supported by our flexible-hybrid working model, new AI powered learning, personal growth and career platform and a refreshed commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion, we are well-poised to help lead this transformative moment for our industry and for ourselves. Join Us!

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