Organic Chemist

Date: Oct 1, 2022

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 115 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 Chemist. This position will be based in our headquarters in Columbus, OH.


Division and Department Overview 

CAS connects the world’s science. As a leader in scientific information solutions, we partner with innovators around the world to accelerate breakthroughs across scientific disciplines. High-quality data is the lifeblood of today’s digital R&D pipeline. Every day, CAS scientists curate, connect, and analyze the valuable data disclosed in scientific publications from around the world to build the CAS Content Collection, covering over 150 years of discoveries. The largest human-curated collection of scientific data in the world, the CAS Content Collection underpins all CAS solutions including the CAS SciFinder Discovery Platform, the STN IP Protection Suite, and CAS Custom Services. Scientists, patent professionals, and business leaders rely on CAS solutions and expertise to provide the hindsight, insight, and foresight they need so they can build upon the learnings of the past to discover a better future. CAS is a division of the American Chemical Society. 


Position Summary

The organic chemist applies scientific expertise, analytical skills, problem solving capabilities, and relevant language skills to help build CAS’s world-class collection of chemical information data. They leverage their education and specialized training to curate high-quality research data from patents from 64 patent offices, thousands of journals, technical reports, books, conference proceedings and dissertations published in 180 countries and in more than 50 languages. The role may include indexing substance and reaction data found in patents, journals, and other chemistry-related literatures. The incumbent may also provide scientific and content knowledge, capabilities, insights, and solutions for other CAS functions.


Specific Responsibilities

The organic chemist builds the CAS collections by actively analyzing scientific documents for chemical information data. They utilize CAS indexing policies and their ability to understand scientific documents both in the area of their scientific expertise and across a diversity of scientific domains. Using their technical knowledge and applicable language skills they ensure that the chemical information data is appropriately and accurately represented.



  • An advanced degree in Synthetic/Natural Products/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.
  • Ability to learn policies, work habits, insights, and tool usage from trainers to foster quality and productivity.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and prioritize responsibilities.
  • 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 communicate and share knowledge with peers with diverse backgrounds.



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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