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Senior Scientist Medicinal Chemistry

Pfizer Inc.

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Location:
La Jolla, CA
Posted Date:
8/16/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
1609510
Salary:
Required Education:
Doctorate/PhD
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated synthetic chemist who will contribute to the Oncology Medicinal Chemistry Department at Pfizer Worldwide R&D La Jolla, CA. As part of this group, the successful applicant will contribute through innovative synthetic chemistry to the delivery of clinical candidates aligned with the Oncology Research portfolio.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIESRole responsibilities include the ability to contribute to the development and enablement of a coherent synthesis strategy for oncology drug discovery. The candidate must understand the goals and strategies of the project and, as part of the synthesis team, positively and proactively influence the project team through the development of innovative and practical chemistry. The candidate will:

  • Develop and enable versatile and modular synthetic routes compatible with rapid new target synthesis, and will validate these routes through reduction to practice.
  • Build effective partnerships with other lines, in particular analytical, pharmaceutical sciences, and external research chemistry groups.
  • Develop scalable routes to preclinical drug candidates.
  • Liaise with outsourcing point of contact(s) to ensure provision of chemistry protocols and scientific guidance to external contract research chemists.
  • Publish and present research internally and externally to Pfizer.

    Requirements

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Educational Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree in synthetic organic chemistry and, optionally, 1-2 years of postdoctoral experience.
  • Training and experience:
  • Strong track record of achievement in synthesis of complex molecules with state of the art knowledge of modern synthetic methodologies and analytical and purification techniques.
  • Expertise in methodology development and successfully completed multistep syntheses.
  • Proven track record of creative thinking and consistent delivery as demonstrated by publication/presentation records.
  • Previous experience in mentoring and development of junior scientists or students is a plus.
  • Competencies:
  • Highly skilled synthetic chemist in the area of methodology development and multistep synthesis.
  • Strong knowledge of techniques related to purification and characterization of organic compounds.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; enthusiasm, integrity, self-motivation, strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Comfortable working a highly innovative team environment.
  • Can effectively cope with change.
  • Responds well to scientific challenge and applies significant rigor to their own work.
  • Will scientifically challenge others in a constructive manner and demonstrate exceptional team working skills.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

Additional Offer Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: August 17th, 2017
  • This job is Pfizer Exempt US Grade: 008
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus