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Columbus, OH
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Information Technology
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year

Working at CAS

CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, is dedicated to the ACS vision of improving people's lives through the transforming power of chemistry.

We are scientists, technologists and business leaders who facilitate innovation that ... Read more

Mission: To improve people's lives through the transforming power of Chemistry and to provide authoritative and innovative solutions that advance the scientific enterprise.

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  • Leader says CAS harnesses power of information | The Columbus Dispatch

    Leader says CAS harnesses power of information

    For more than a century, a Columbus-based division of the American Chemical Society has been cataloging unique chemical substances from around the world. CAS continues as the global registrar of more than 120 million chemicals while President Manuel Guzman works to raise its reputation as a source of problem-solving and creative thinking within and beyond the sphere of chemical substances.

  • CAS has a number of great Internship opportunities for the 2017 Summer! To spend your summer fueling breakthroughs, check them out-

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CAS – Why Work For Us?

  At CAS, our solutions provide the springboard for the next great scientific discovery. Improving people’s lives through research and advancement is the driving force behind everything we do. CAS has already fueled countless discoveries, and there are more to come. We envision scientists leveraging CAS solutions to find a cure for cancer, help treat AIDS and autism, and discover new sustainable energy sources. The work we do every day may lead to new ways to provide safe drinking water around the world and other important innovations, and will provide solutions to help protect intellectual property.  

“CAS is seen by the pharmaceutical industry as being the gold standard of chemical information both in numbers of compounds and quality.” 

---Peter Murray-Rust Unilever Centre for Molecular Information, Cambridge  

“Being able to rapidly search for important chemical information while an idea is fresh in your mind is almost priceless. CAS databases streamline the investigative process – allowing you to take an idea and rapidly find the important and necessary information before you forget about the idea or it loses its excitement. That really is invaluable.” 

---Dr. Robert H. Grubbs Nobel Laureate Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry California Institute of Technology   

 "As help desks go, the CAS one is standout, primarily because of the first rate individuals who staff the phone lines. Keep up the good work; it is much appreciated."

--Keith Schreiber, Manager, Patent Searching & Information, Pfizer Legal Division, Intellectual Property Group

"CAS—the best search engine there is for chemists."

--Michael B. McGinnis, Professor, Department of Chemistry, North Georgia College & State University

Discovery, borne from connections 

The innovation process always comes in pieces— in big ideas and tiny sparks that link information points together. We are those points. At CAS, we organize, analyze and share the pieces of information that drive researchers to their next scientific discovery.  


As a not-for-profit division of the ACS, we are scientists, technologists and business leaders who drive the work of others. We do it by curating and sharing data that build connections for discovery. A colleague’s success is a win for us all. 


There’s a reason that hundreds of thousands of researchers rely on the power of our information. They trust CAS for accuracy. They use us for efficiency. Because they know we’re as invested in breakthroughs as they are.  


We are the trusted leaders in information in our field—partners who support the scientific process at a depth not found in free, online searches. Today, we verify and catalog all the information that researchers will need to fuel tomorrow’s innovations.  

CAS loves to give back to their community and participates in several events throughout the year to show their support! Check out a few of our team members that participated in the 2016 Toys for Tots drive! 

Big Data is an emerging industry in Columbus with over 50 Data Centers in the Region! CAS is proud to be among the top Data Centers running 24/7X365 and having over 16,800 square feet of servers!

At CAS we value our employees- we pride ourselves on creating a friendly, unique and loyal culture for all employees.

  • We  have a great work environment, flexible work schedules, and a  casual comfortable dress code.
  • Conveniently located within walking/ biking distance of OSU on Dodridge and Olentangy
  • We believe that healthful dining is an integral part of wellness – our on-site café uses the freshest, local, sustainable and organic ingredients that we can find.  Everything we make (from salad dressings to soup stock)  is made from scratch with no frozen, processed or canned foods; from custom made omelets, stir fries, noodle bars and sandwich stations – the range of diverse ethnic foods, diets, and customization is endless. 
  • With 54 acres of lush green space with running and walking trails, and benches – it’s easy to recharge and re-focus on the banks of the Olentangy River. 
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    This is an organization that is going through an enormously transformational period. Organization, business strategy, technology, leadership, even physical workspaces are changing and for many people that is not easy. But for those that can buy-in and be part of the transition, there are great opportunities to be part of something that is likely to be very special.

    There are many talented and creative people to work with.


    For a company with 109 year history and a large number of tenured employees, the transition is difficult. Environment and chatter can be negative at times, but I personally have never experienced actions by employees or management that are deceitful or duplicitous. Taking the necessary and difficult steps to pivot this organization are always well explained and consistent with vision that is shared with employees.

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    Stay the course. There are ever-increasing examples of positive change and the momentum is clearly underway. Don't be swayed by the naysayers.

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    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CAS.


    Asked about my experience with computer programming and organic chemistry. Asked about former jobs and availability, as well as time-management skills. Interviewers were very nice and the interview was not very long at all. Great communication from HR department, as I had the interview the same week I applied, and received instant feedback on how the interview went.

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