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Industry: Scientific Content

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 Coordination Chemist on our Content Operations team. This position will be located in our headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.

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 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.

Job Duties:

  • Analyzes, collects, and curates the valuable chemical structure data disclosed in patent or journal publications, utilizing CAS indexing policies and their expertise.
  • Leverages technical knowledge and applicable language skills to extract key insights and build the CAS Content Collection.


  • An advanced degree in Organometallic/Inorganic/Coordination Chemistry or a related scientific field is preferred. Alternatively, a bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of related work experience.
  • Chinese, Japanese, or Korean language skill is desired, but not required.
  • 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 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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