Drug Discovery Research
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Radiochemistry Group is searching for a highly motivated scientist to join the PET radiochemistry team. The successful candidate will participate in synthesis, purification, and characterization of positron emitting radiolabeled compounds. Isotopes include C-11, F-18, Cu-64, and Zr-89 for labeling small molecules and biologics. This work enables pre-clinical PET imaging across multiple therapeutic areas. The position involves interacting with colleagues in related disciplines, including Health Physics, and close collaboration with members of the BMS chemistry community to drive scientific processes.
The candidate must have a M.S. degree in chemistry with 2-5 years of experience or a B.S. degree in same with 5-10 years of experience. Individuals with PET radiochemistry experience and an understanding of safe radioisotope handling techniques are preferred. Candidates with a strong background in modern synthetic organic chemistry and a desire to learn radiochemical synthesis techniques are encouraged to apply. Relevant experience in analytical and purification techniques is also required. Excellent oral and written communication skills are needed for documentation purposes and an ability to work and collaborate in a multi-discipline team setting is a must for this job. A qualified candidate is also expected to conduct literature searches and apply published knowledge to solve problems.