Coordination Chemist

Date: Sep 25, 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 114 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 a Coordination Chemist. This position will be based in our headquarters in Columbus, OH.


Join a team of dedicated scientists at CAS who blend technical and scientific expertise to help build the world’s most authoritative collections of chemical, biological and related data. As an integral part of the Content Operations team, you will leverage your education and specialized training to curate high-quality research data from patent and journal literatures to build the most current and complete digital environment for scientific insight and discovery, benefitting the whole scientific community. Together we are helping to improve all people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.


Position Summary

The Coordination 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.


Specific Responsibilities

The Coordination Chemist curates, collects, and analyzes the valuable data disclosed in scientific publications. They utilize CAS indexing policies and their expertise to extract key insights and build the CAS Content Collection. Leveraging their technical knowledge and applicable language skills, they enable critical scientific breakthroughs. 


Job Requirements:                                                                                                          

  • An advanced degree in Organometallic/Inorganic/Coordination Chemistry or related scientific field.  Alternatively, a bachelor's degree with 1-3 years of related work experience.
  • Excellent scientific reading comprehension and writing skills.
  • 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.
  • Solutions focused, continuous improvement, and growth mindset.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and prioritize responsibilities.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint applications.  Aptitude and interest for learning and using various web-based and/or proprietary computer applications including, but not limited to video conferencing, instant messaging, and document sharing software.
  • Ability to proactively collaborate, communicate and share knowledge with peers with diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong work ethic.


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.


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