Thursday, May 16, 2024

Job posting: Senior Scientist, Chemical Synthesis, AstraZeneca, Waltham, MA

Via BlueSky: 

We are seeking for a highly motivated organic chemist who is passionate about organic synthesis to join AstraZeneca in our Waltham, MA location. This is laboratory-based position within world-leading global Oncology Chemistry group with a strong record of delivery and innovation. We are dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, and we welcome individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

You will be responsible for conceiving and implementing innovative synthetic strategies within projects, use your personal lab delivery expertise to help solve complex synthetic chemistry problems to deliver the next generation of oncology medicines. This includes traditional small molecules, and new targeting modalities to treat cancer. You will have the opportunity to get involved in multi-disciplinary teams and contribute to oncology pipeline progression. You will use your extensive knowledge of organic synthesis, in combination with high throughput experimentation and automation, to discover innovative approaches to synthetically challenging molecules, and to develop robust chemistry amenable to scale-up.

Essential Qualifications:

  • PhD in organic chemistry and 0-5 years of relevant industrial experience OR BS/MS and 5+ years of relevant industrial experience
  • Expert knowledge of modern methods of synthetic organic chemistry including late-stage functionalization
  • Passion for organic synthesis with demonstrated expertise in multi-step synthesis, new synthetic routes design and optimization
Full ad here. Best wishes to those interested. 

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