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Medicinal Chemistry - Research Scientist I

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: La Mesa
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Job Description:

By clicking the "Apply" button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's Privacy Notice and Terms of Use. I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.Job DescriptionAbout the role:Takeda seeks a creative and highly motivated scientist to enhance our ability to discover medicines. The successful candidate will apply innovative synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry principles to design, synthesize, and characterize novel molecules. Strong laboratory-based focus, experimental excellence, and well-developed communication and collaboration skills are required for this positionJoin Takeda as a Medicinal Chemistry - Research Scientist IHow you will contribute:Design, synthesize, and characterize bioactive target molecules to address issues of potency and drug-like propertiesDevelop innovative and efficient synthetic routesAct as a key member of a multidisciplinary drug discovery project team, assist with development of project strategy, coordination of research activities, and analysis and communication of complex dataContribue to ongoing innovation within medicinal chemistry through familiarity with recent methods in synthetic organic chemistryMaintain a broad current understanding of the scientific and technological landscaes of organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry, and drug discovery, as well as the scientific literature related to a specific drug discovery projectKeep an accurate, comprehensive, concise notebook in accordance with company policyIdentify routine obstacles to progress; solve a variety of problemsPrepare and present research to range of internal and external audiences, through presentations, posters, and contributions to authorship of patents and scientific manuscriptsDIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS Diverse practical experience in synthetic organic chemistryDemonstrated clear understanding of experimental design and reaction mechanismGood understanding of basic biochemical and biological principlesHigh level of expertise in modern laboratory and analytical methodsMinimum Requirements/Qualifications:PhD degree in a scientific discipline (or equivalent), orM.S. in Chemistry with 4+ years of relevant chemistry research experience, orB.S. with 6+ years of relevant chemistry research experienceScientific expertise in organic chemistry, strong knowledge of modern organic chemistry literature, in-depth knowledge of commonly used purification and spectroscopic characterization techniquesOutstanding oral and written communication skills and the ability to present rationale, key data, issues, and accomplishments to project teamsStrong collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively within a diverse teamA high level of creativity and productivity with respect to laboratory contribution, with strong problem-solving skills directed toward achievement of project milestonesInternally motivated to learn and develop within roleWhat Takeda can offer you:Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and VisionFinancial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution PlanHealth & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screeningsGenerous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation daysCommunity Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributionsFamily Planning SupportFlexible Work PathsTuition reimbursementMore about us:At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply. - -EEO StatementTakeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.LocationsSan Diego, CAWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time

Keywords: Takeda Pharmaceutical, La Mesa , Medicinal Chemistry - Research Scientist I, Other , La Mesa, California

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