Staff Scientist, Chemistry (286-419)
ARIAD is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotechnology company focused on cancer. We are a cohesive team of talented people from diverse backgrounds with a shared vision: We seek to transform the lives of patients with breakthrough cancer medicines. This is our purpose. This is our passion. This is our promise.
Duties and Responsibilities
Design target molecules, viable synthetic pathways and carry out multi-step syntheses Conduct and interpret spectral and other analytical data independently Analysis of biological data around potential lead compounds to assist in the design of subsequent target molecules Collaborative interactions with structural chemistry (modeling and X-ray) to advance structure-based approaches to target molecules Demonstrate creativity, inventiveness and innovation to advance drug discovery programs Present data at internal chemistry meetings and project team meetings Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and regulatory guidelines governing commercial and scientific interactions with healthcare professionals, payers, advocacy and other business partners. Serve as a role model for compliant behavior that is consistent with the mission, vision and values of the ARIAD organization.
Ph.D. in organic chemistry with 3-5 years of pharmaceutical research experience A very high level of motivation and proven track record of accomplishment (first author publications and presentations) The ability to conduct detailed literature searches for compound synthesis and project related needs Excellent written and oral communication skills are required as is the ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary environment Experience in supervising associates is a plus Strong commitment to business ethics Understanding of, and experience with, regulatory framework applicable to interactions with HCPs, payers, advocacy and other business partners
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