Organic/Biological Chemist

Date: Jun 27, 2024

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43202

Company: American Chemical Society

CAS uses intuitive technology, unparalleled scientific content, and unmatched human expertise to help companies create groundbreaking innovations that benefit the world. As the scientific information solutions division of the American Chemical Society, CAS manages the largest curated reservoir of scientific knowledge, and for 117 years, has helped innovators mine, assess and apply that information to keep businesses thriving. The CAS team is global, diverse, endlessly curious and strives to make scientific insights accessible to innovators worldwide.


CAS is currently seeking an Organic/Biological Chemist for our Content Operations Team.  This position will be located in our headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.


Position Summary:

The Organic/Biological Chemist applies scientific expertise, analytical skills, problem solving capabilities, and relevant language skills to help build CAS’s world-class collection of scientific data. They leverage their expertise to curate high-quality research data from patent authorities, journals, technical reports, books, conference proceedings and dissertations published in 180 countries and in more than 50 languages. The incumbent may also provide scientific and content knowledge, capabilities, insights, and solutions for other CAS functions. CAS is currently seeking a skilled chemist. This position will provide database building support for chemical and life sciences literature curation into CAS products and services. Specific responsibilities include reviewing documents and indexing structures in a production environment. The successful candidate will be an excellent team player who is organized and willing to adapt to the needs and requirements of an agile organization. This candidate must demonstrate a proactive and flexible attitude, with a keen willingness to show initiative.


Job Requirements:

  • An advanced degree in Organic Chemistry or related scientific field. Alternatively, a bachelor's degree with 1-3 years of related work experience.
  • Successful completion of organic chemistry coursework is required.
  • Working knowledge of substance naming conventions and structural descriptions of chemical substances.
  • Excellent scientific reading comprehension and writing skills.
  • Ability to learn policies, work habits, insights, and tool usage from trainers to foster quality and productivity.
  • Strong learning agility including ability to quickly learn and apply complex scientific concepts and policies and technology tools. Ability to apply learnings to new situations and glean relevant insights.
  • Effective organizational skills, including attention to detail, time management, and multi-tasking.
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to work with computers at a basic level. Familiarity with video conferencing, instant messaging, email, calendar scheduling, word processing, spreadsheets, and document sharing software.
  • Ability to solve complex problems within and outside of the primary group.


CAS offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including a generous vacation plan, medical, dental, vision insurance plans, and employee savings and retirement plans.  Candidates for this position must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future.  EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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