Principal Scientist

Cambridge, MA, United States
Sep 19, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision - transforming patients' lives through science.In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease - and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry - each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

We are seeking talented and motivated Ph.D synthetic/process chemists who is passionate about joining a world-class group of scientists in the pursuit of innovative therapies at our Alewife, MA location. The successful candidate will be skilled in the art of organic synthesis design and execution and familiar with modern synthetic methods. The candidate will have demonstrated success in executing on challenging synthetic routes to obtain target molecules troubleshooting reactions/purifications, and interpreting analytical data. The candidate will show an increasingly independent ability to design and implement synthetic routes and optimize reaction processes to make them amenable for scale-up at quantities ranging from a few grams to several hundreds of grams. Good communication skills and a naturally collaborative style are essential for this position.
  • Ph.D. with 3-10 years postgraduate experience.
  • Demonstrated record of productivity in organic chemistry research as evidenced by publications and/or patents.
  • A strong commitment to experimental work - skilled in multi-step synthesis, process optimization, purification, and characterization of organic compounds.
  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with a wide range of state-of-the-art techniques in synthesis, purification, and spectroscopic characterization of novel compounds (NMR, LC-MS, HPLC, etc.).
  • Proficient with SciFinder, ChemDraw, and other chemistry-related software.
  • General knowledge of process chemistry.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, highly integrated team environment.
  • Highly collaborative, self-motivated, team-oriented individual, with good computer skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, demonstrated ability to write peer-reviewed quality work or invention disclosures for patent applications, technical reports.

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.