Senior Scientist, Biochemistry

West Point, PA, US
April 27 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: PHA001450

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 Pharmacology department is seeking scientists to join the Chemical Biology group who have experience in either biochemistry and biochemical assay development, biophysical methods (i.e TdF, BIAcore (SPR), MS, etc) and/ or in quantitative chemo-proteomics approaches enabling target identification efforts in disease-relevant cell systems. Hands-on experience in classic biochemical assay approaches, affinity purification techniques and experience in infectious disease is preferred. The successful applicant will have a track record of achievement, independently designing and executing experiments with excellent communication and collaborative skills.  



  • A bachelors degree in Biochemistry or equivalent with 6 or more years of industrial experience or a Ph.D. with up to 3 years of industrial experience


  • Biochemistry experience
  • Aassay development experience

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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Company Trade Name: Merck

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