Alkermes plc is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines for the treatment of central nervous system, oncological and immunological diseases. The company has a diversified commercial product portfolio and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates for chronic diseases that include schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio. For more information, please visit Alkermes’ website at www.alkermes.com.
As a medicinal chemist have the ability to drive compound design for a given project directed toward successful project progression and candidate drug delivery
Includes responsibility for setting and maintaining the highest scientific standards in drug design activities
Ensure an optimal level of engagement with all relevant disciplines e.g. chemistry, biology, DMPK, safety, etc.
Evaluates scientific or technical opportunities, while targeting optimal results
Seeks external benchmarks for functional excellence
Reaches beyond immediate knowledge to influence results
Determines next steps even with complex or ambiguous data
Help contribute and expand Alkermes’ culture of “hypothesis driven” science
Establishes consistency in solving complex, technical problems
Creates and tests complex hypotheses
Analyzes specific or unique situations and data, requiring in-depth evaluation
Utilize relevant data to build/expand SAR
Be a scientific resource for local chemistry management as relates to new ways of working in medicinal chemistry
Help manage external collaborations to enhance internal projects, capabilities and company recognition
Help drive relevant publications strategy and delivery
Act in accordance with all Alkermes’ policies for personnel, EHS, etc.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements: A Ph.D./Postdoc in organic/pharmaceutical chemistry with 4-8 years of related experience
Technical Expertise Requirements:
Accomplished scientist in modern compound design principles
Working knowledge of technical applications associated with data analysis and compound design
Author on scientifically reviewed publications
Contributed to presentations at professional conferences
Strong technical communication and collaboration skills
Effective communication skills i.e. must have ability and judgment to communicate appropriate information
Able to propose and implement scientific ideas
Personal Attributes Needed: Excellent interpersonal, leadership, communication, and time-management skills are essential
Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, age, mental and physical disability, genetic information, any veteran status, military status or application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under applicable law.