Associate Principal Scientist, Process Chemistry

Rahway, NJ, US
January 18 2018
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Requisition ID: CHE005774

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 currently seeking exceptional chemists for experienced positions within the Process Chemistry organization located at our Rahway, NJ site.  A successful candidate will be joining a group of innovative scientists with broad deliverables, including designing and delivering manufacturing routes for drug candidates, driving innovative solutions to complex chemistry problems in the discovery phase and building on our state-of-the-art catalysis capabilities. A Ph.D. in chemistry with at least 3 years of experience in process chemistry is required.  Candidates must possess a proven track record of solving complex synthetic problems, strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.



  • PhD in chemistry with at least 3 years of experience in process chemistry 


  • Must have conducted outstanding research in his/her field of expertise that may be shared during the interview process.
  • Function well within multidisciplinary teams and possess outstanding communication skills. 
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills 
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skill


  •  Experience in late-stage process development
  • A strong track record of peer-reviewed publications and research presentations is a plus.

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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