Associate Principal Scientist, Process Chemistry Job - United States
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.
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Merck is currently seeking a qualified synthetic organic chemist to join the Discovery Process Chemistry (DPC) group at our Boston, MA site.
The core responsibility of the successful candidate will be to join a team of scientists and contribute to the development of innovative solutions to complex chemistry problems across a diverse portfolio of projects in the discovery phase, from lead identification through candidate selection, with the goal to apply these solutions to facilitate medicinal chemistry research by overcoming synthetic bottlenecks, streamlining SAR analogue synthesis, and providing access to novel chemical space.
The position is also responsible for defining scalable synthetic routes and successfully transitioning candidate compounds from discovery into early development, as well as managing supply of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) at varying scales during this period. Close collaboration with chemistry colleagues in Medicinal Chemistry and Process Chemistry, as well as a broad array of other discovery and preclinical research groups, will be expected. As such, subject matter expertise in Medicinal or Process Chemistry is critical.
The candidate must be highly self-motivated, possess strong experimental skills, have excellent written and oral communication abilities, collaborate effectively on multidisciplinary teams, and be able to demonstrate flexibility in adapting to change in a fast-paced, dynamic research environment. A demonstrated ability to develop talent through good mentoring skills is an asset as the successful candidate will be expected to grow into the direct supervision of junior colleagues. In addition, the candidate will be expected to remain current with the latest synthetic methodologies, drive innovation, actively apply new concepts to continuously improve PR&D capabilities, and be active in the external scientific community via publications and external presentations.
- PhD in Organic Chemistry
- A minimum of 2 years experience with a proven track record of scientific excellence and successful research
- Knowledge and experience in organic synthesis
- Demonstrated creativity and innovation in problem solving
- Productivity and efficiency working in the lab
- Proven track record of successful research in medicinal and/or process chemistry
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Excellent collaboration skills
- Ability to contribute on cross-functional teams
- Demonstrated external scientific communications by publications and external presentations
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Job Title:Assoc Prin. Scientist, Chemistry
Primary Location: NA-US-MA-Boston
Employee Status: Regular
Number of Openings: 1
Hazardous Materials: Chemistry R&D
Company Trade Name:Merck
Nearest Major Market: Boston
Job Segment: Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Scientific, Scientist, Pharmaceutical, Science, Engineering