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Job Title: Sr. Scientist  - PHA001377

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.  Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.
Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you.  To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork.  As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

As an Associate Principle Scientist you will be responsible for, but not limited to:
  • Chemistry Capabilities & Screening (CC&S) is seeking a highly skilled scientist to fill the position of Senior Scientist and join our team of experienced and accomplished colleagues. Situated in the Cell Sciences group within Screening & Compound Profiling (S&CP), the individual will have responsibilities, including:
  • Develop and optimize cellular assays to support Hit-Finding Campaigns 
  • Coordinate generation of cell-based reagents (internally and/or externally) to support cell-based screening
  • Collaborate with project teams to develop physiologically relevant cell-based models to enable better differentiation of molecules   to increase the quality of drug candidates and speed of discovery
  • Champion new technologies and capabilities within the Cell Sciences group and provide coaching and leadership from the laboratory
  • Act as liaison on projects between research sites (NJ, PA, MA and CA), including travel up to 10% of time
  • Maintain a strong, external scientific reputation for the S&CP department through publications & presentations

  • PhD in a life sciences discipline (Biochemistry, Immunology, Molecular Pathology, Cell Biology, etc.) AND/OR B.Sc./M.Sc. with at least ten years of experience in industry. 
  • Demonstrated hands on experience and knowledge in cell line development and mammalian cell culture 
  • Experienced in the development and optimization  of cell-based functional assays
  • Experience growing cells in 3D cultures (spheroid  and scaffold-based technology) 
  • Experienced in working with primary cells to support end-point assays 
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to execute within a matrixed organization
  • Experience with high throughput compound screening formats, laboratory automation, and data analyses and management
  • Experience with using automated cell culture systems (i. e. CompacT)

Our employees are the key to our company’s success.  We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program.  Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.  If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at
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Job Pharmacology - DPS

Primary Location NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

Other Locations 

Employee Status Regular

Number Of Openings 1

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