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    Welcome to the 21st European Symposium on Organic Chemistry
    July 14-18, 2019

  • JOB-Fair @ ESOC 2019

    Get an interview with Merck Sharp & Dohme, Patheon (Part of Thermo Fisher), and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen Pharmaceutica)

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JOB-Fair @ ESOC 2019

An additional benefit introduced for the first time at ESOC 2019 will be a job fair for PhD and postdoc students, where Merck Sharp & Dohme, Patheon – Part of Thermo Fisher, and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen Pharmaceutica) will conduct interviews on side, which is a free of charge, add on for our student guests. If you want to participate submit your CV (3 pages) to esoc2019@tuwien.ac.at. We will forward CVs to the companies and they will contact you directly in case you are selected for an interview. Below you find a short description of the respective companies.


With $76.5 billion in 2017 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of health care products, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson conduct research and development in a variety of therapeutic areas to discover novel therapeutic approaches to address unmet medical conditions. From heart disease to HIV, Alzheimer’s disease to cancer, we are committed to issues that touch everyone’s lives. 

Our mission is to transform individual lives and fundamentally change the way diseases are managed, interpreted, and prevented. We believe that challenging something is the best way to change it. So every day, in more than 150 countries, we bring cutting-edge science and the most creative minds in the industry together to think differently about diseases. We aim not only to innovate but also to empower people with the tools they need to make informed decisions and achieve the best possible results for their health. We are looking at a future where the world of healthcare will be challenged by informed and empowered patients. 

Janssen has a rich portfolio of small and large molecules, as well as vaccines, driven by strong science and innovation.  Within Discovery Product Development & Manufacturing Sciences (R&D), several hundreds of scientific researchers and specialized technicians are working together to discover, develop and supply the new chemical entities for tomorrow.Join us to contribute to save people lives.

Merck & CO

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its legacy for over a century. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare. MSD is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. By capitalizing on MSD's leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise, we aim to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases. 

Our organization is currently seeking exceptional chemists for positions within our discovery and process chemistry departments. The successful candidate will join multidisciplinary, highly collaborative teams to invent and manufacture novel medicines by applying innovative synthetic chemistry, analytical techniques, and data analysis. A proven track record of solving complex problems is required. Candidates must also possess strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

The MSD London Discovery Centre aims to “speed up research to slow down diseases of aging” and will be a fully integrated Drug Discovery site, translating basic science through collaboration into medicines.  We are looking to identify synergies and areas of complementary disease biology with MRL US, with an initial focus on mechanisms of cell homeostasis and resilience during aging that are associated with neurodegenerative disorders.  To harness new thinking in disease biology, we are establishing collaborations with UK and European researchers, and building capabilities in cell biology, target discovery and drug discovery.  The MSD Chemistry team will be initially based within the Francis Crick Institute in London, an institute founded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL, Imperial College London and King's College London, and dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease.  We are currently recruiting for Medicinal Chemistry roles at the MSD site in London, and aim to have additional recruitment opportunities as we grow the group over the coming months.  The MSD team will work closely with the wider Merck network to prosecute the best science and deliver on the portfolio, harnessing the capabilities, infrastructure, technologies and experience available across the network.  If you are passionate about science and want to use that to help patients, we would love to hear from you.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, generating more than $24 billion in annual revenue. Customers worldwide trust our products and services to help them accelerate innovation and enhance productivity. Together, we are advancing science to make a real di_erence. We do that by providing an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support through these and other product and service brands:

As part of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s fast-growing Pharma Services business, the Linz, Austria team features more than 750 colleagues, including 100 R&D professionals, dedicated to customized manufacturing of active ingredients (APIs) in all phases for emerging and global pharmaceutical clients.

All our scientists hold a Phd or PostDoc in Organic Chemistry. Most likely, you would start your professional career in our R&D team as a Process Chemist. In this role, you are responsible for the planning and execution of laboratory syntheses, as well as their smooth scale-up from the laboratory to large-scale production. This makes you an important interface between internal and external stakeholders.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.