Scientist, Discovery Chemistry:
Merck

CHE005797-en_US
Merck
West Point Pennsylvania
Pharmaceutical
Description
Requisition ID: CHE005797

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. 


Merck is currently seeking exceptional chemists for positions within the Discovery Chemistry Department located at our West Point, PA site.  The successful candidate will join multidisciplinary, highly collaborative discovery teams to invent novel medicines through a combination of innovative synthetic chemistry and analysis of diverse data sets to build structure-activity relationships. Additionally, the successful candidate will generate novel, testable hypotheses and apply the best chemistry and techniques to enable clear decision-making.  To accomplish the above, the successful candidate must also have excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and communication skills in a team environment.  

Qualifications

Education:  

  • MS in chemistry, biochemistry or related field OR BS in chemistry, biochemistry or related field with 2 years of industry experience.

Required:   

  • Experience in synthesis, purification and analytical characterization including HPLC, MS, NMR, and biophysical methods.   
  • Experience in methodology/catalysis, total synthesis, chemical biology, or physical organic chemistry.


Preferred:  

  • Ability to mine scientific literature and databases, Effective communication and collaboration skills in a team environment


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 staffingaadar@merck.com.

  

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