Senior Scientist, ADME (Drug Metabolism) Job

Rahway, NJ, US
September 25 2017
Organization Type
Senior Scientist, ADME (Drug Metabolism)-PHA001396


Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, 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 Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases.

Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

This Senior Scientist ADME (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion)

position will contribute to Merck's drug discovery and clinical development efforts in the Department of Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism (PPDM) at MRL Rahway. The main goal of this group is to develop and support assays that will predict disposition of drug candidates and to develop strategies that provide insights into the potential for drug-drug interactions by being a substrate or inhibitor of drug metabolizing enzymes or transporters.

Successful candidates should have
a relevant experience in
drug metabolism and a passion for generating high quality drug metabolism in vitro data for use by
project teams across a range of therapeutic areas and must have independent
bench level in vitro skills as well as the capacity to provide input on complex
initiatives. They will
spend >50% of their time in the lab and must have demonstrated
leadership as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.



- Bachelor’s degree with 7 years relevant experience
- Master’s degree with 4 years relevant experience, or a Ph.D. Appropriate subjects for highest degree include biology, biochemistry, chemistry, pharmacology or related field


- Desire to perform and interpret in vitro drug transporter studies in recombinant cell lines, vesicles and primary hepatocytes
- Working knowledge of drug transporter science
- Enthusiasm to learn more about drug discovery and development
- Track record of successful leadership
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills


- Experience of working within a research-driven pharmaceutical company
- Experience with automation and/or developing technologies

Your role at Merck 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 Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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Job: Pharmacokinetics/Drug Metab

Job Title:Sr. Scientist, Pharmacokinetics

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: No

Number of Openings: 1

Hazardous Materials: Yes. PBECL 4+, radioactive chemicals, biological materials including human and animal tissues/blood

Company Trade Name:Merck

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