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Senior Scientist Job - United States  

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Posted on : 22 April 2017

Project Description

Senior Scientist-CHE005172


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 Analytical Research & Development department of Merck Research Laboratories is seeking applicants for an Senior Scientist position available at its Rahway, New Jersey research facility. The Senior Scientist is a laboratory-based scientific role tasked with solving complex analytical problems at the interface of chemistry, engineering, and lab informatics disciplines to enable development of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

The successful candidate must function well and be able to collaborate in a fast-paced, integrated, multidisciplinary team environment. Research experience should demonstrate successful application of state-of-the-art analytical techniques to solve chemistry problems, such as: chiral / achiral separations (HPLC / SFC/ GC / CE / IC), spectroscopic techniques (NMR, MS, UV-VIS / IR / Fluorescence / Raman), solid-state analysis (X-ray diffraction, DVS, DSC, TGA and microscopy), and classical wet chemistry techniques. Additional experience in synthetic / physical organic chemistry, mechanistic / kinetic studies of chemical reactions, continuous monitoring using process analytical tools, or lab automation / informatics is considered a plus.

Applicants must have effective organizational, multi-tasking, oral / written communications skills, show scientific leadership, and a desire to conduct research and publish. In addition, experience leading small groups of technical personnel and analytical projects will aid in distinguishing candidates.



- Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or related field OR M.S. with a minimum of 5 years experience Analytical Chemistry in API or drug product development.


- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated creativity, strong interpersonal skills

- Ability to work in a team environment with cross-functional interactions is essential

- Expertise in 1 of the following: HPLC, SFC, NMR or Mass Spec.

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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Job: Chemistry

Job Title:Sr. Scientist, Chemistry

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Employee Status: Regular

Number of Openings: 5

Hazardous Materials: Chemicals

Company Trade Name:Merck

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

Job Segment: Chemistry, Scientific, Chemical Research, Scientist, Engineer, Science, Engineering