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Senior Scientist, Process Chemistry Job - United States  

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Posted on : 22 April 2017

Project Description

Senior Scientist, Process Chemistry-CHE005208


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.

Merck is currently seeking exceptional synthetic organic chemists to join its Process Research and Development organization within the Discovery Process Chemistry (DPC) group at our Boston, MA site.

The core responsibility of the successful candidate will be to drive 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. This will further entail the successful translation of these solutions to practical processes to supply Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (APIs) for candidate compounds as they transition into development.

Close collaboration with chemistry colleagues, as well as a broad array of other discovery and preclinical research groups, will be expected. As such, the candidate must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work in a team environment.



- PhD in chemistry with no more than 3 years experience or graduating with a PhD in 2017


- Must have conducted outstanding research in his/her field of expertise that may be shared during the interview process.
- Function well within multidisciplinary teams and possess outstanding communication skills.
- Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
- Strong leadership and interpersonal skills


- Additional experience within an academic laboratory (post-doctoral fellowship) or the pharmaceutical/biotech industry.
- A strong track record of peer-reviewed publications and research presentations

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:Sr. 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

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