Senior Scientist Job - United States
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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. Furthermore, the incumbent will have collaborative engagement with the external scientific community. As a Senior 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.
- B.S. in chemistry, biochemistry or related field with a minimum of 7 years industry experience in peptide synthesis/drug discovery OR MS in chemistry, biochemistry or related field with a minimum of 4 years industry experience in peptide synthesis/drug discovery, or Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry or related field.
- Experience in peptide or macrocycle synthesis, purification and analytical characterization including HPLC, MS and biophysical methods
- A strong track record of peer-reviewed publications and research presentations
- Ability to mine scientific literature and databases
- Ability to train team members in aspects of peptide synthesis
- Experience in communication and collaboration skills in a team environment
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Job Title:Sr. 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
Job Segment: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Scientist, Scientific, Laboratory, Science, Engineering