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Associate Principal Scientist, Peptide Chemistry Job - United States  

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Posted on : 22 April 2017

Project Description

Associate Principal Scientist, Peptide Chemistry-CHE005301


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. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the design, synthesis, purification and characterization of peptide or macrocycle drug candidates in target validation, hit-to-lead and lead optimization projects. In this role, the incumbent will engage in synthetic and medicinal chemistry problem solving and work with team members to drive progress. He/She will collaborate across disciplines to analyze diverse data sets to build structure-activity relationships, influence experimental design and contirbute to project strategy. Furthermore, the incumbent will be responsible for training and mentoring members of the team. As an Associate Principle Scientist, the candidate will have collaborative engagement with the external scientific community and make direct contributions to Merck’s external reputation. The successful candidate must also have excellent interpersonal, cross functional collaboration and communication skills.



- Ph.D. in chemistry/related degree


- A minimum of 3 years’ experience in peptide synthesis, purification and analytical characterization including HPLC, MS and biophysical methods
- Experience in communication, collaboration and leadership skills in a team environment
- Track record of scientific impact and driving project progress in the peptide/macrocycle modality field
- Publication record in the peptide/macrocycle literature

Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job: Chemistry

Job Title:Assoc Prin. Scientist, Chemistry

Primary Location: NA-US-MA-Boston

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Hazardous Materials: standard laboratory chemicals

Company Trade Name:Merck

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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