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Principal Scientist, Analytical Chemistry

Merck


Location:
Rahway, NJ
Date:
06/26/2017
2017-06-262017-07-26
Job Code:
CHE005345
Merck
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Job Title: Principal Scientist, Analytical Chemistry  - CHE005345

Description
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 125-year legacy. 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.

The Analytical Research & Development department of Merck Research Laboratories is seeking applicants for a Principal Scientist position available at its Rahway, New Jersey research facility. The  Principal Scientist is a laboratory-based scientific role tasked with solving complex analytical problems and leading teams at the interface of chemistry, engineering, and lab informatics disciplines to enable development of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).  

The successful candidate must function well and be able to collaborate in a fast-paced, integrated, multidisciplinary team environment. Research and industry experience should demonstrate successful application and management of state-of-the-art analytical techniques to solve chemistry problems, including chiral / achiral separations (HPLC / SFC/ GC / CE / IC), spectroscopic techniques (NMR, MS, UV-VIS / IR / Fluorescence / Raman), solid-state analysis (X-ray diffraction, DVS, DSC, TGA and microscopy), and classical wet chemistry techniques. 

Additional experience in synthetic / physical organic chemistry, mechanistic / kinetic studies of chemical reactions, continuous monitoring using process analytical tools, or lab automation / informatics is required. Applicants must have effective organizational, multi-tasking, oral / written communications skills, show scientific leadership, and a desire to conduct research and publish.  In addition, experience leading groups of technical personnel across multiple analytical projects will aid in distinguishing candidates.


Qualifications
Education:
  • M.S. with at least 10 years of experience or Ph.D with at least 5 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry within chemistry or analytical chemistry, or a related field.
Required:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated creativity, strong interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to work in a team environment with cross-functional interactions is essential
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry within chemistry, analytical chemistry or related field

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 an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com

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Job Chemistry

Primary Location NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Other Locations 

Employee Status Regular

Number Of Openings 1

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