Senior Scientist, Analytical

Kenilworth, NJ, US
May 17 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: BIO005145

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. 


Position Description:


The Protein Mass Spectrometry group in Bioprocess Development is seeking a talented and self-motivated scientist with solid experience in higher order structural characterization of proteins by  LC-MS. As a Senior Scientist, you will work with a highly collaborative team of scientists from Bioprocess Development and Biologics Discovery to conceive, design, plan and implement MS-based experiments to advance the development of biotherapeutics.




Position Qualifications:


Education Minimum Requirement:

  •  Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry or Biochemistry 
  •  Post-Doc with 1-2 years in biological mass spectrometry
Required Experience and Skills:

  • Extensive experience in biological mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography;
  • Hands-on experience in higher order structural elucidation of recombinant proteins by mass spectrometry;
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative MS studies of recombinant proteins or proteomics;
  • Ability to design experiments, interpret and track results, and utilize the information to advance and optimize MS-based analytical methods;
  • Hands-on experience with software for MS data analysis of proteins;
  • Experience of protein/peptide sample handling and processing for LC-MS;
  • Capability of trouble shooting issues in routine maintenance of MS instruments;
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple projects;
  • Good written and oral communication skills and ability to work in a multidisciplinary working environment.
Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience with HDX-MS;
  • Experience in bioinformatics tools and robotic sample handling;
  • Good understanding of biochemistry methodologies.

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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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
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