Senior Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry

Job Title
Senior Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry

Job Description

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All over the world, Pfizer colleagues are working together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Each position at Pfizer touches and contributes to the success of our business and our world. That’s why, as one of the global leaders in the biopharmaceutical industry, Pfizer is committed to seeking out inspired new talent who share our core values and mission of making the world a healthier place.

Role Description
We are seeking creative, enthusiastic, and highly motivated synthetic chemists to join the Medicinal Chemistry Department at Pfizer Worldwide R&D La Jolla, CA. As part of Worldwide Medicinal Chemistry, the successful applicants will contribute through innovative synthetic chemistry to the delivery of clinical candidates aligned with the Oncology Research portfolio.

Contribute to the development and enablement of a coherent synthesis strategy for oncology drug discovery project(s):
• Understand the goal and strategy of the project, and as part of a synthesis team, positively and proactively influence and reduce to practice through the development of innovative and practical chemistry.
• Development and enablement of versatile and modular synthetic routes compatible with rapid analog synthesis. Validation of routes through reduction to practice.
• Develop scalable routes of preclinical drug candidates.
• Liaise with outsourcing point of contact(s) to ensure provision of chemistry protocols and scientific guidance to external contract research chemists.
• Build effective partnerships with other lines, in particular analytical, technology, pharmaceutical sciences and process chemistry groups.
• Publish and present research internally and externally to Pfizer.

Education and Experience:
Doctoral level degree in synthetic organic chemistry. 1-2 years of relevant post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Technical Skills Requirements:

• Strong track record of achievement in synthesis of complex molecules with state of the art knowledge of modern synthetic methodologies and analytical and purification techniques. Expertise in methodology development and successfully completed multistep syntheses.
• Proven track record of creative thinking and consistent delivery as demonstrated by publication/presentation records.
• Previous experience in mentoring and development of junior scientists or students is a plus.

Equal Employment Opportunity
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Desired Skills and Expertise
Doctorate Degree


< 2 years

Job Type
Full Time

Salary / package
Not Specified

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