Associate Principal Scientist
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 Analytical Research & Development department of Merck Research Laboratories is seeking applicants for an Associate Principal Scientist position available at its Rahway, New Jersey research facility. The Associate Principal Scientist is a laboratory-based scientific role tasked with solving complex analytical problems at the interface of chemistry, engineering, and lab informatics disciplines to enable development of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). The successful candidate must function well and be able to collaborate in a fast-paced, integrated, multidisciplinary team environment.
Research experience should demonstrate successful application and management of team members in state-of-the-art analytical techniques to solve chemistry problems, including chiral / achiral separations (HPLC / SFC/ GC / CE / IC), spectroscopic techniques (NMR, MS, UV-VIS / IR / Fluorescence / Raman), solid-state analysis (X-ray diffraction, DVS, DSC, TGA and microscopy), and classical wet chemistry techniques. Additional experience in synthetic / physical organic chemistry, mechanistic / kinetic studies of chemical reactions, continuous monitoring using process analytical tools, or lab automation / informatics is considered a plus.
Applicants must have effective organizational, multi-tasking, oral / written communications skills, show scientific leadership, and a desire to conduct research and publish. In addition, experience leading small groups of technical personnel and analytical projects will aid in distinguishing candidates.Qualifications
- Ph.D with at least 4 years experience OR M.S. with at least 8 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry within chemistry or analytical chemistry, or a related field.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated creativity, strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to work in a team environment with cross-functional interactions is essential
- Minimum of 4 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry within chemistry, analytical chemistry or related field
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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