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Merck & Co. Inc.

Senior Scientist, Chemistry

Pharmaceuticals

All

Yearly

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Our company's Research Laboratories in Boston, is focused on driving discovery research. Our multi-disciplinary discovery research site offers state-of- the-art resources to explore the most promising science combined with our company's world-class R&D expertise in small molecules and biologics. Located within the Longwood biomedical community, research conducted in our laboratories spans exploratory biology through early clinical development and is an integral part of our company's powerful world-class network of drug and vaccine discovery.

At our company, we are inspired by the belief that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to scientific excellence can create medicines and vaccines that save and improve lives. Every employee is building on our proud legacy of scientific breakthrough. Our ability to impact the lives of patients worldwide depends on the integrity, creativity, humility, and scientific acumen of our team. We are creating a diverse organization that is inspired by invention and founded on a culture of respect and collaboration. At our company's Research Labs Boston, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills through collaboration with talented and dedicated colleagues while advancing your career.

Our company is currently seeking an exceptional chemist for a position within the Discovery Chemistry Department located at our Boston, MA site. The successful candidate will join multidisciplinary, highly collaborative discovery teams to invent novel medicines by applying innovative synthetic chemistry, analytical techniques, and data analysis to design and synthesize drug candidates and intermediates.

Specific responsibilities will include the following:

  • Act as a leader in the laboratory, executing on program and chemistry strategy

  • Provide scientific mentoring and technical training of team members

  • Develop and utilize innovative synthetic, medicinal chemistry and/or chemical biology problem solving skills coupled with analysis of diverse data sets to build structure-activity relationships

  • Design, synthesize, purify and characterize drug candidates and/or chemical probes in target identification, target validation, hit-to-lead and lead optimization projects

  • Help identify and validate new targets, which may include collaborative engagement with the external scientific community

  • Establish a substantial external scientific presence including authoring significant scientific publications and presentations

To accomplish the above, the successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills in addition to rigorous scientific thinking.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Biology or Medicinal Chemistry

  • Experience in Methodology/Catalysis, Total Synthesis, Chemical Biology, Bioconjugate Chemistry, Peptide Synthesis, and/or Physical Organic Chemistry is required, along with a proven track record of solving complex problems.

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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Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

Domestic/International

VISA Sponsorship:

Yes

Travel Requirements:

10%

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Number of Openings:

2

Requisition ID:R129424