Principal Scientist, Antibody Discovery & Assay Development Job

Employer
Merck
Location
Palo Alto, CA, US
Posted
October 12 2017
Discipline
Other
Organization Type
Pharma
Requisition ID: MOL000374

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. 





We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Principal Scientist with hands-on experience in assay development and screening to support antibody discovery programs at the Merck Biologics unit in Palo Alto. Responsibilities will include designing and executing early protein and cell-based screens to support biologics programs across multiple therapeutic areas.
The ideal candidate must have solid hands-on experience with biochemical, biophysical and cell-based assay development utilizing multiple technologies. Previous experience screening antibodies (crude and purified) to characterize binding and functional activity is a must. The selected candidate will be a hands-on manager of direct reports and is expected to work at the bench as needed.


The candidate is expected to be up-to-date on advanced technologies for antibody discovery screening and actively apply new concepts as appropriate to continuously improve functional area capabilities. The ideal candidate would also have prior experience leading antibody discovery projects either internally or externally.


Qualifications

Education: 




    PhD with a minimum of 8 years of related experience or a MS with a minimum of 10 years of related experience in cell biology, immunology, biochemistry or a related discipline of relevant experience in antibody discovery





Required: 

    Expertise in high-throughput protein and cell-based assay development and screening in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology setting
    Expertise in Biacore and Octet based assay development and screening
    Experience leading antibody discovery projects either internally or externally
    Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    Strong written and verbal communication skills
    Previous experience managing direct reports with a proven track record of developing careers





Preferred:

    Experience working with external vendors and collaborators




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. 


 


If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.


  


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