Senior Pharmaceutical Scientist

New York, NY, United States
Nov 17, 2020
Pharm Country
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
We're looking to hire a Senior Pharmaceutical Scientist to join us in our mission to discover and develop drugs that improve human health and materials that increase quality of life!

Schrödinger's aims to revolutionize drug discovery through the use of breakthrough computational methods. We're currently seeking outstanding individuals to join our drug discovery group and contribute to our rapidly expanding portfolio of drug discovery collaborations.

Our drug discovery group includes designers, modelers, computational chemists, medicinal chemists, crystallographers, biochemists, and biologists with experience working on all common target classes and therapeutic areas. We also engage with Contract Research Organizations (CROs) and Consultants. The group is supported by more than 100 software developers and engineers as well as a large scale compute infrastructure. Four of the programs we've worked on in the past seven years have progressed into the clinic; three are still progressing through trials and one is approved by the FDA.

Who will love this job:
  • A passionate life scientist who understands preformulation, formulation, and biopharmaceutics principles required to get a drug from discovery through clinical development
  • An accomplished innovator who's excited about solving formulation challenges and creating formulation technologies to improve solubility and bioavailability of poorly water-soluble drugs
  • An experienced pharmaceutical product developer who's familiar with CMC regulatory requirements and project management
  • A multidisciplinary collaborator who enjoys managing CRO research teams
  • A highly-organized problem-solver who has excellent communication, presentation, and critical thinking skills

What you'll do:
  • Design formulations and process for complex and challenging compounds to support research from discovery to clinical development
  • Troubleshoot formulation and process challenges independently and provide solutions to meet project timelines
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team efforts to make decisions on compound and program progression
  • Manage formulation research and development activities at CRO partners
  • Write and review CMC reports and documentation for regulatory filings
  • Stay informed on trends and emerging developments regarding research and development in the fields of pharmaceutical sciences

What you should have:
  • A PhD in Pharmaceutics, Physical Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering, or Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • At least five years of relevant pharmaceutical industry experience (a candidate with a Master's degree in a relevant field and extensive industrial experience will be also considered)

Pay and perks:

Schrödinger understands it's people that make a company great. Because of this, we're prepared to offer a competitive salary, stock options, and a wide range of benefits that include healthcare (with dental and vision), a 401k, pre-tax commuter benefits, a flexible work schedule, and a parental leave program. We have catered meals in the office every day, a company culture that is relaxed but engaged, and over a month of paid vacation time. Our Administrative and Human Resources departments also plan a myriad of fun company-wide events. New York is home to our largest office, but we have teams all over the world. Schrödinger is honored to have been selected as one of Crain's New York Best Places to Work in 2018 and 2019.

Sound exciting? Apply today and join us!

As an equal opportunity employer, Schrödinger hires outstanding individuals into every position in the company. People who work with us have a high degree of engagement, a commitment to working effectively in teams, and a passion for the company's mission. We place the highest value on creating a safe environment where our employees can grow and contribute, and refuse to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, age, disability, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, sexual and reproductive health decisions, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. To us, "diversity" isn't just a buzzword, but an important element of our core principles and key business practices. We believe that diverse companies innovate better and think more creatively than homogenous ones because they take into account a wide range of viewpoints. For us, greater diversity doesn't mean better headlines or public images - it means increased adaptability and profitability.