Rahway, NJ, US
May 17 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: CHE005954

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 Analytical Research & Development department of Merck Research Laboratories has a Scientist position available to be located in the Rahway, New Jersey research facility. The Scientist is a laboratory-based scientific role in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary team environment.  The role is tasked with developing and utilizing analytical characterization techniques to support development of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). In particular, the API development support includes analytical methods development and validation, analysis of inprocess samples to support chemical synthesis of APIs, characterization of APIs and drug intermediates,  clinical study support including API release and stability testing. The successful candidate must be familiar with modern analytical techniques such as HPLC, SFC, GC, CE, MS, and Spectroscopy, and is expected to develop expertise in specialized instruments to solve challenging analytical problems. Training and/or experience in organic chemistry is highly desirable.  Applicants must have effective organizational, multi-tasking, and oral / written communications skills. Minimum educational requirements include BS with >3 years of experience or MS in analytical chemistry or a closely-related field with clear evidence of strong past academic achievement.Qualifications

Education Minimum Requirement:
  •  BS with >3 years of experience or MS in analytical chemistry or a closely-related field with clear evidence of strong past academic achievement.


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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Job: Chemistry
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
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Hazardous Materials: yes
Company Trade Name: Merck

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