Associate Principal Scientist, Discovery Chemistry HTE and Lead Discovery Capabilities

Employer
Merck
Location
Kenilworth, NJ, US
Posted
March 02 2018
Organization Type
Pharma
Requisition ID: CHE005857

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 positions within the High-Throughput Experimentation and Lead Discovery Capabilities group.  The successful candidate will join multidisciplinary, highly collaborative discovery teams to invent novel medicines through a combination of innovative synthetic chemistry and analysis of diverse data sets to build structure-activity relationships. The successful candidate will be expected to generate novel, testable hypotheses to enable clear science driven decision making.  


Furthermore, he/she will help identify and validate new targets through chemistry and will be responsible for collaborative engagement with the external scientific community.  Success across this spectrum of activities will necessitate the application of the latest advances in chemistry and the development of innovative approaches to address new chemistry challenges. To accomplish the above, the successful candidate must exhibit excellent interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills in a team environment.  

Qualifications

Education:   

  • Ph.D. in synthetic organic or organometallic chemistry or related field with 4+ years of experience.

Required:    

  • Experience in synthesis, purification and analytical characterization including HPLC, MS, NMR, and biophysical methods.  
  • Expertise in mechanistic analysis of catalytic reactions.  
  • Experience in developing and/or applying new catalytic methods  to problems in synthesis.  
  • A proven track record of solving complex problems.  

Preferred: 

  • Experience in computer-aided chemistry or biological SAR design.  
  • Experience in lab automation.  
  • Ability to mine scientific literature and databases.  
  • Ability to train team members in aspects of chemical synthesis. 
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills in a team environment.


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 assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com.

  

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