Senior Scientist, Compound Management

Alkermes   •  

Waltham, MA

Industry: Biotech/Pharma


8 - 10 years

Posted 393 days ago

Job Description: 

  • As a senior scientist in compound management, have the ability to drive the development and infrastructure of a compound management system to best align with projects and portfolio delivery

    • Includes responsibility for expanding and streamlining compound handling

    • Evaluate and implement novel automated processes

    • Evaluate new scientific and/or technical opportunities inside of compound management

  • Reaches beyond immediate knowledge to create innovative solutions/approaches for compound management

  • Determines next steps even in ambiguous situations

  • Have the ability to identify the appropriate software and hardware solutions to facilitate both compound and reagent ordering, handling and tracking

  • Work closely with pharmacology to best optimize workflow in assay screening

  • As compound management lead assist in the development of scientific and technical strategies for a given project as relates to compound handling for assay screening

  • Be a scientific and strategic resource for local chemistry management as relates to new ways of working in compound management

  • Ensure an optimal level of engagement with all relevant disciplines e.g. chemistry, biology, DMPK, safety, etc.

  • Working together with the compound management team ensure the delivery of project compounds as per all relevant test requests

  • Initiate and manage external collaborations to enhance internal capabilities as relates to compound management

  • Be a role model in behaviors for Alkermes’ way of working

  • Act in accordance with all Alkermes’ policies for personnel, EHS, etc.


Minimum Education & Experience Requirements: An M.S. with at least 10+ years’ relevant experience especially as relates to compound management activities


Technical Expertise Requirements: 

  • Recognized expert in compound management operations including robotics platforms

  • Demonstrated ability in building and operating compound management facilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant equipment and software as relates to compound management activities

  • Managed 2 or more people

  • Clear understanding of overall drug discovery process needs and how to impact portfolio delivery from compound management perspective

  • Strong technical communication and collaboration skills

  • Effective leadership skills

  • Able to propose and implement new ideas