Scientist, Synthetic Chemistry

Alkermes   •  

Waltham, MA

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


Not Specified years

Posted 172 days ago

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Job Description: 


As a synthetic chemist have the ability to drive compound design through the utilization of synthetic expertise for a given project directed toward successful project progression and candidate drug delivery

  • Design and safely perform experiments,
  • Work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ensure robust synthetic routes for all proposed molecules
  • Maintain clear and accurate records of experimental work in lab notebooks
  • Prepare summaries of work for reports, patent applications and presentations
  • Foster a close collaboration with medicinal chemistry to enhance design through synthesis
  • Show commitment to team goals and timelines
  • Actively participate/contribute to lab work for a given project
  • Help contribute and expand Alkermes’ culture of “hypothesis driven” science through synthesis
  • Establishes consistency in solving complex, technical problems
  • Creates and tests complex hypotheses
  • Demonstrates situational leadership and creative problem solving
  • Be a scientific resource for local chemistry management as relates to new ways of working in synthetic chemistry
  • Help manage external collaborations to enhance internal projects, capabilities and company recognition
  • Help drive relevant publication strategy and delivery
  • Act in accordance with all Alkermes’ policies for personnel, EHS, etc.


Minimum Education & Experience Requirements: A Ph.D./Postdoc in synthetic organic chemistry (no industrialexperiencerequired)