Scientist, In Vivo – Cardiovascular Diseases

Boston, MA, US
January 26 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: BIO005044

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. 

The Cardiovascular Disease therapeutic area at Merck is seeking an in vivo Scientist who has hands on experience with rodent models of cardiovascular disease or pulmonary hypertension. The individual will be expected to contribute to the execution, data analysis and record keeping of in vivo studie, including the operation of sensitive and highly complex laboratory equipment. Other desirable attributes include strong self-motivation, solid written and oral communication skills, and being able to work productively in a collaborative and cross functional team environment.



  • Bachelor of Science with 3 years industry experience or MS degree


  • A minimum of 2 years of experience with rodent handling, tissue collection, blood collection.
  • Ability to  perform calculations to complete research test results, collate large data sets, perform statistical analysis of lab results (Excel, Prism, etc.) and maintain notes.
  • Must be willing to learn and work as a team member in an environment where attention to detail and a sense of urgency are critical


  • Jugular vein venipuncture, animal model development, rodent surgical skills

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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