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Lilly Tracer Chemistry Scientist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Avid RP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company, is a molecular imaging company developing diagnostics and biomarkers that improve global health by accelerating the development of new medicines and enabling a tailored approach to healthcare. For more information, visit www.avidrp.com .

Position Overview:

This position is for a synthetic organic / medicinal chemist responsible for the design, synthesis, purification, and characterization of intermediates and precursors to enable the discovery of novel molecular imaging ligands relevant to neurodegeneration, oncology, and other diseases. The candidate may also utilize medicinal chemistry knowledge for the optimization of potency, selectivity and tracer properties of final tracer ligands. Development of novel synthetic routes and exploration of new fluorination methodology to enable the 18F labeling of tracer candidates will be the primary focus of this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive selected chemistry activities to support research and chemical development through strong technical leadership and ability to solve key issues

  • Conduct synthesis and purification of intermediates, precursors, and reference standards to allow evaluation and optimization of novel labeling methodologies

  • Design and optimization of synthetic routes

  • Conduct medicinal chemistry research to elaborate structure activity relationships

  • Provide technical reports and maintain proper research documentation

  • Collaborate with internal functions

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively manage multiple priorities

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team focused environment

  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD degree with 0-5 years of experience in synthetic organic or medicinal chemistry or a bachelor’s or master’s degree with 8-15 years of experience

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • PhD degree preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to independently conceive, plan and execute complex synthesis

  • Knowledge of modern purification and characterization techniques including a solid understanding of NMR, mass spectrometry and HPLC analysis

  • Ability to influence cross-functional/cross-discipline teams

  • Ability to be flexible in a dynamic environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience in discovery of PET molecular imaging agents preferred

Additional Information:

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