4 FDA approved drugs; 15+ clinical candidates; 400+ patents; 1000+ peer-reviewed articles; 20 years of GNF history!
As a new Investigator II in Discovery Chemistry you will contribute to the identification of the next wave of clinical candidates and FDA approved drugs from GNF. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team that advances the boundaries of science and you will productively and creatively apply synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry expertise and techniques to shape the directions of our innovative drug discovery projects. In addition, you will influence other department activities, solve problems and advise others on their key decision-making experiments.
Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Positively impact the direction of drug discovery projects at all stages through tactical/strategic decisions and independent judgment, while recognizing the scientific potential of new concepts and expanding their application
Work independently in a highly dynamic environment and effectively collaborate with colleagues from other scientific disciplines, including molecular modeling, structural biology, biophysics, biochemistry, in vitro/in-vivo metabolism and pharmacokinetics, pharmacology and disease biology to advance drug discovery projects
Perform experimental work including the design and synthesis of target molecules for biological evaluation and critically analyze the team's chemical and biological data in order to design new derivatives that address key issues for the project
Demonstrate scientific leadership within the project team or department and direct, organize, motivate and supervise other scientists, possibly as a direct supervisor and/or a project leader
Maintain an exceptional, state of the art, expertise in synthetic and medicinal chemistry and drug discovery; evaluate and implement new technologies, techniques, reactions and concepts; publish and lecture at internal and external meetings
What you'll bring to the role:
PhD in organic chemistry or related field. Fluent English (oral and written).
2-5 years of industrial experience in drug discovery
Scientific curiosity, creativity and dedication to resiliently pursue novel concepts and technologies
Strong publication record demonstrating ability to conduct research projects independently and collaboratively
Innovative problem solving and expertise in reaction and drug properties optimizations
Completed Postdoctoral Fellowship
Mentoring and leadership experience; led a project or team
World-class total reward package: competitive salary, annual bonus, health insurance, 20 days annual leave, subsidized dining facilities, employee recognition scheme, development and learning opportunities.
Why consider Novartis?
817 million. That's how many lives our products touched in 2018. And while we're proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people's lives?
We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you're given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you're empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you're surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world's toughest medical challenges.
Join us and help us reimagine medicine.