At Pfizer we deliver Breakthroughs That Change Patients Lives.
In the Medicine Design group we play a vital role in this mission
through the discovery of Pfizer's small molecule and
synthetically-derived drugs. We are seeking creative and highly
motivated individuals in synthetic organic chemistry to join our
world-class Medicine Design team in Groton CT to build upon our
rich history of innovation in Medicinal Chemistry and Synthetic
Chemistry and deliver Pfizer's drugs of the future.
Discovering new medicines at Pfizer takes teams with a diversity
of skills, behaviors and approaches. Creativity, scientific
excellence, tenacity, passion, hard work, organization, teamwork,
courage, open-mindedness, curiosity - are just some of the traits
successful Drug Discoverers display at Pfizer, and we are looking
for ambitious Synthetic Chemists, eager to see their work lead to
important new medicines and scientific breakthroughs, to join our
The Medicine Design group in Pfizer comprises experts in the
major scientific disciplines involved in the discovery and
preclinical development of small molecule drugs: molecular design,
synthesis, computational chemistry, pharmacology, chemical biology,
structural biology, biophysics, DMPK and analytical chemistry. We
have a rich history in delivering high quality drug candidates into
the clinic, establishing new drug design approaches and principles,
and developing synthetic innovations that drive medicinal chemistry
As an Associate Scientist in Medicinal Chemistry at Pfizer you
will play a vital role as a key contributor of a large,
multi-disciplinary matrix team from project inception through to
delivery of clinical drug candidates. You will provide key
contributions to the implementation of medicinal chemistry
strategies through development and execution of innovative
chemistry and help to revolutionize our approach to the discovery
and development of small molecule and synthetically-derived
Assist in the refinement and execution of synthetic routes,
including the development of modular routes for rapid analog
generation and efficient scalable routes for preclinical
candidates, based on discussions with supervisor and team
Employ enabled routes to synthesize medicinal chemistry targets
in singleton or parallel format.
Build effective partnerships with other research lines, in
particular analytical, technology, pharmaceutical sciences and
process chemistry groups, to efficiently execute synthetic
Actively participate in discussions and present results in
chemistry team meetings.
- Adhere to all company safety and compliance requirements.
Bachelor's degree in chemistry.
Completion of two semesters of Organic Chemistry.
Basic understanding of reaction mechanisms and reactivity.
Familiar with standard laboratory techniques and has a working
knowledge of purification methods and characterization of organic
compounds, especially NMR and mass spectroscopy.
- Ability to effectively communicate (oral and written) with
supervisor and project team members.
- Requires the ability to carry out experimental organic
chemistry in a standard chemistry laboratory.
Please submit your resume along with a 1-2 page research summary
depicting relevant synthetic organic chemistry research.
Other Job Details:
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