Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Immunology and Immune Modulatory Receptor (IMR) Research

Palo Alto, CA, US
January 19 2018
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Requisition ID: POS000230

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. 
Be a part of the legacy: MRL Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program The Merck Research Laboratories (MRL) Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program aims to be a best-in-industry program for industrial postdoctoral researchers, designed to provide you with an academic focus in a commercial environment. With the resources, reach, and expertise of a large pharmaceutical company, postdoctoral researchers will be positioned to excel in an institution committed to breakthrough innovation in research and discovery.
Position Overview: 
As a postdoctoral fellow in Immunology and Immune Modulatory Receptor (IMR) Research you will work with a highly collaborative team of scientists from Immunology basic research and development headed by Rene de Waal Malefyt, PhD. based at MRL Palo Alto, California to conceive, design, plan and implement advanced experiments/assays exploring the pathway biology of immune modulatory receptors. You will focus on the mechanisms of action of IMRs expressed on B cells in the context of inflammation and cancer immunotherapy.  
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Employing complex in vivo disease model systems to address specific question related to immune regulation 
  • Using cellular and molecular biology to dissect the in vivo observations and drive the discovery process
  • Analyses of humoral anti-tumor responses in genetically engineered mouse models and humans


Education Minimum Requirement:   
  • PhD with less than 3 years of Postdoctoral Experience or achieved a  Ph.D by Spring/Summer of  2018 
Required Experience and Skills: 
  • Skilled in  In Vivo models in one or more of the following therapy areas:
    • Immunology, Tumor Immunology, Infectious Diseases or Autoimmune Diseases
  • Experience in Cellular Immunology and Tissue Culture 
  • Experience  in FACS Analyses
Preferred Experience and Skills: 
  • Ability to design experiments, interpret and track results, and utilize this information to form hypotheses
  • Strong history of publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Bioanalytical experience, ELISA, Luminex, MSD
  • Experience with Statistical and Visualization Software (Spotfire, Tableau)
  • Molecular biology and Bioinformatics  experience

Our employees are the key to our company’s success.  We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program.  Merck’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. Merck is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations. Former Military, Transitioning Service Members, National Guard & Reserves - We value your past and present service

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