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Associate - Medicinal Chemistry - United States  

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Posted on : 07 May 2017

Project Description

Amgen is a leading global biotechnology company, with a mission to serve patients around the world. As a science-based, patient-focused organization, we discover and develop innovative therapies to treat serious illnesses. Our medicines have made a dramatic difference in the lives of millions. To underpin our commitment to serve patients, Amgen is hiring in the department of Medicinal Chemistry at our Research and Development facility in Cambridge MA (AMA).

This Associate will be part of an innovative Medicinal Chemistry group, with responsibilities including the synthesis and purification of novel compounds for potential clinical drug development. The successful candidate will work in teams to develop, implement and perform organic reactions for ongoing Medicinal Chemistry teams. This individual will perform structural determinations using NMR and mass spectral techniques and purify compounds using a variety of modern techniques. Additional responsibilities include maintaining laboratory notebooks, participating in group and project meetings and, as needed, presenting to groups and aiding in the writing of papers and patent applications.

Basic Qualifications
•Bachelor’s degree
OR
•Associate’s degree and 4 years of Scientific experience
OR
•High school diploma / GED and 6 years of Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications
• Focus or specialization in synthetic organic or medicinal chemistry (academic and/or industrial)
• Demonstration of good lab practices, with particular attention to safety
• Clear understanding of structural determination using NMR and Mass Spectral techniques as well as knowledge of purification methods
• Ability to work well in teams
• Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.