Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Solid-State NMR of Biophysical Characterizations:
Merck USA

Merck USA
West Point Pennsylvania
Requisition ID: POS000286

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. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases. 

Be a part of the legacy: MRL Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program

The Merck Research Laboratories (MRL) Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program aims to be a best-in-industry program for industrial postdoctoral researchers, designed to provide you with an academic focus in a commercial environment. With the resources, reach, and expertise of a large pharmaceutical company, postdoctoral researchers will be positioned to excel in an institution committed to breakthrough innovation in research and discovery.

As a postdoctoral fellow in the MRL Pharmaceutical Sciences, you will work with a highly collaborative team of scientists in a state of the art facility to develop and utilize solid-state NMR techniques (ssNMR) for pharmaceutical research. We are seeking a highly motivated NMR scientist who is keen to pursue a career in pharmaceutical sciences by implementing the cutting edge solid-state (and solution) NMR techniques to solve important scientific problems for investigating drug delivery and characterizing biological products.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Employ advanced NMR techniques to investigate membrane interaction and permeation of peptide and protein drugs.
  • Design, test and implement novel NMR methods to extract critical structural and dynamic information for biophysical characterizations.
  • Collaborate with internal and external scientists on high-resolution characterization of pharmaceuticals.
  • Present results in conferences and publish in leading scientific journals.



Education Minimum Requirement: 

  • A PhD with less than (3) years of postdoctoral experience OR graduating with a PhD by summer of 2019. 
Required Experience and Skills: 

  • PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or related fields.
  • In-depth training of protein sciences and NMR applications.
  • Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals.
Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Research experiences of biomacromolecules.
  • Experience of NMR pulse programing and simulation.
  • Experience on proton-detection under ultra-fast magic angle spinning and/or dynamic nuclear polarization.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 


If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to s[email protected].


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