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Principal Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry



Full Time

On Site


Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

600. That's the number of chemists globally at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) who will be your colleagues, collaborators, mentors, and guides in the creation of new medicines. The Global Discovery Chemistry Department (GDC) working across seven disease areas at NIBR, is seeking a motivated chemist to join our team in Cambridge, MA.

Here, we value your ideas, professional development, and career aspirations. You will collaborate with and learn from curious colleagues across multiple scientific subject areas; you will have opportunities to explore the power of innovative science and technology; you will be empowered to take sensible risks, and to use your creativity and resourcefulness to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

We are looking for individuals with expertise in chemical science and scientific leadership skills. Successful candidates are:

1. Insightful, collaborative, and decisive project contributors

2. Driven by the goal to create new medicines with urgency

3. Creative and curious lab-based scientists

4. Dynamic individuals with high learning agility

Your responsibilities include:

- Contributing at all stages of the drug discovery process, from project inception to early development.

- Applying experience and innovative methods to solve challenges in compound synthesis and diversification; advising other chemists locally and globally on matters of organic chemistry.

- Working closely with other experts in multi-disciplinary teams, you will identify key drug discovery issues, propose and implement creative solutions, execute on innovative medicinal chemistry designs, and guide teams to success and decision points.

- Developing leadership skills to help drive project strategy, and providing insightful guidance to tackle medicinal chemistry problems.