Medicinal Chemistry Co-Op: Jan 2020- June 2020

  • Opportunity Profile:
    • Medicinal Chemistry Co-Op: Jan 2020- June 2020
      At Bristol-Myers Squibb, we are a team dedicated to discovering, developing and delivering innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. Our commitment is to foster a globally diverse and inclusive workforce with a high-performing culture that is agile, entrepreneurial and accountable.  This enables our business strategy while encouraging excellence, growth, achievement, innovation and a balance between our personal and professional lives. 
      By combining the reach and resources of a global pharmaceutical company with the can-do spirit and agility of a biotechnology company, we are becoming a leader for the future – a next-generation BioPharma leader. 
      For more on BMS Cambridge please watch our video “Cambridge: A Culture of Collaboration” on Youtube
      Current Six-Month Co-op Opportunity
      Medicinal Chemistry (Cambridge, MA)
      We are seeking a co-op student to work in the Medicinal Chemistry Department at our new state-of-the-art facility in Cambridge, MA.  This co-op position will involve the synthesis of final compounds to drive a discovery program directed against a particular molecular target of interest. The student will work under the supervision of an experienced medicinal/synthetic chemist.  The student will be immersed in the drug discovery process by working in a team that includes chemists, biologists, pharmacologists, and scientists from other disciplines.
      Enrolled in Bachelor’s degree program in the sciences or engineering (emphasis in Chemistry preferred).  The successful candidate should have completed course and lab work in Organic Chemistry.  Candidates with research experience are preferred.
      Key learnings:
      • Learn to prepare molecules of biological interest through multi-step organic synthesis
        • Develop synthetic chemistry techniques and skills
        • Learn to solve synthesis problems, e.g., through use of the literature and internal experts
        • Learn purification techniques, including HPLC and other automated methods
        • Learn how to characterize compounds using techniques such as NMR and MS
      • Be introduced to the multidisciplinary aspects of the drug discovery process, including molecular design, optimization of drug-like properties, and generation of structure-activity relationships based on biological data.
      • Attend on-site seminars given by external experts in Chemistry and other disciplines relevant to drug discovery
      Key Deliverables at Project Completion:
      The student will present their results and conclusions to a broad audience