Scientific Content Engineer

Date: May 24, 2023

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 a Scientific Content Engineer. 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 and Specific Responsibilities


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, computer science, or a related field
  • Knowledge of CAS databases and database building processes
  • Proficiency with Unix, Python/Perl, XML schemas, Microsoft Office suite and collaboration software (Zoom, Teams, etc.). Experience with creating web-based interfaces is a nice-to-have.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Java nice to have.
  • Strong learning agility and willingness to learn new programming languages (particularly Java and Python). Ability to learn and apply complex scientific concepts, policies, and technology tools.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Strong problem solving, organizational, and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet department and division objectives
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of projects
  • Flexibility and a strong desire to learn new tasks.


  • As part of the Global Sourcing and Partnerships group, facilitate and coordinate database building projects with global partners.
  • Evaluate, profile, analyze, and transform data it for inclusion in CAS products and services. Leverage Perl and Python along with strong Excel skills to integrate data into CAS systems, drive workflows, perform data transformations, ensure data consistency, and perform quality assurance functions
  • Collaborate with divisional teams to implement business solutions, participates in evaluation of new technology, content, policy, and processes.
  • Communicate effectively with project contributors and stakeholders
  • Design and implement production workflow processes and systems
  • Utilize teamwork and a collaborative attitude to work with teammates to build, test, and productionize systems with an emphasis on interpersonal, written, and communication skills.
  • Communicate project status to management


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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