Information Scientist

Date: May 28, 2021

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 113 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 Information Scientist. This position will be based in our headquarters in Columbus, OH.


The successful candidate will be contributing to three or all of the following areas:

  • Contribute to thesaurus/ontology building with emphasis on the life science areas related to drug discovery
  • Resolve indexing problems for documents in the life science-related areas to maintain the comprehensiveness and high quality of CAS databases.  Make appropriate controlled vocabularies and add registrations of important substances, including drugs, to CAS Registry.
  • Assign CAS Index Names to biosequences.
  • Support new initiatives in the Authority Database Operations and Content Operations



  • An advanced degree in biochemistry, molecular/cell biology, biotechnology, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology, or a related field in life science.
  • Good knowledge or working experiences in proteins, sequences, and/or ontology development
  • A self-driven person who is open-minded and motivated to expand skills and domain knowledge
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good reading comprehension and scientific writing skills
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated skill in handling multiple tasks with varying urgencies and priorities
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team


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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