Senior Scientist – Chemical Biology Chemistry
Become a part of the cutting edge and highly innovative Chemical Biology and Discovery Chemistry departments. Using robust scientific methodology, bleeding edge chemistry, and state-of-the-art instrumentation and automation, we collaborate to discover the next medical breakthrough. To achieve our goal, we focus on delivering novel mechanisms into our pipeline, expanding druggable space, and the pursuit of detailed knowledge of the mechanism of action for our key pipeline assets. We partner with multiple functional groups to complement capabilities, accelerate discoveries, and advance the best drug candidates into the clinic for significant unmet medical needs.
Passion for thinking outside the box is critical in Chemical Biology as a field and to the success of enabling drug discovery programs. We are therefore seeking a highly motivated Senior Scientist to join the Chemical Biology group in the Discovery Chemistry organization within our company’s Research Laboratories.
The successful candidate will work closely with scientists in Chemical Biology (comprising chemistry, proteomics, and cell pharmacology) as well as colleagues in Discovery Chemistry, Quantitative Biosciences, Genetics and Biomarker Sciences, and Therapeutic Area Biology.
Become part of a creative and flexible team; collaborate and work closely with other scientists.
Contribute to project strategy, experimental design, execution, analysis, and interpretation of experiments.
Collaborate with Oncology, Immunology, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases, Neuroscience and Infectious Diseases discovery teams to develop and execute on Chemical Biology partnered programs.
Contribute to the development of technology builds that further enable the Chemical Biology vision and mission.
Establish strong relationships within highly collaborative, multidisciplinary teams to effectively drive drug discovery initiatives.
Function and communicate effectively in a highly productive multi-disciplinary environment.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Independent synthetic chemistry
Hands-on exposure to cell culture and experimental pharmacology
Have a good understanding of biology concepts and chemical application to solve biological problems
Experience in one or more of the following:
Mechanistic studies of drug action or drug target ID
Novel chemical probe development
Targeted protein degradation
CRISPR genome editing
Live cell imaging or other novel cellular assays
Drugging/targeting RNA with small molecules
PhD or equivalent in Chemical Biology or a related discipline (MS W/3+ yrs, BS w/5+ yrs working experience in a pharma, biotech or academic setting)
A track record of achievement in independently designing and executing experiments is required
Highly self-motivated, creative, and critical thinking to solve complex technical and scientific problems with excellent attention to detail
Strong organizational and communication (oral and written) skills
Robust publication record
Possess exemplary analytical skills
Ability to work independently yet team-oriented and able to build strong relationships in highly collaborative, multidisciplinary teams to effectively drive early drug discovery initiatives
Capable of prioritizing deliverables among multiple simultaneous projects
We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.
Who we are …
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
What we look for …
In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization.
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