Senior Scientist, Cellular Pharmacologist

West Point, PA, US
April 27 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: PHA001451

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 a cellular pharmacologist  to join the Chemical Biology group. A background in cell-based assay development and familiarity with small molecule screening to interrogate compound effects on phenotypes of interest is required.   Hands-on experience in cell culture and biosample preparation (cells, tissues, organs, etc) is required with preference given to candidates with a chemical biology background, experience in phenotypic screening, primary cell culture and/or high content imaging.  The successful applicant will have a track record of achievement working on project teams and independently designing and executing experiments.  



  • A Bachelors degree in Biology or equivalent with 6 or more years of industrial experience or a Ph.D. with no more than 3 years of industrial experience  


  • Cell Pharmacology experience
  • Assay 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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