Senior Scientist, Preclinical Development

Merck Sharpe & Dohme Corp
Kenilworth, New Jersey
Commensurate with experience
Sep 06, 2019
Oct 06, 2019
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

Senior Scientist, Preclinical Development

Kenilworth, NJ

Job Description

Our Research Scientists are our Inventors. We identify and target steps in disease mechanisms or pathways that could be inhibited or enhanced. Our goal is to isolate a compound that is effective against a disease target. Using innovative thinking, state-of-the-art facilities and robust scientific methodology we collaborate to discover the next medical breakthrough.

The Biophysical Characterization group in Pharmaceutical Sciences is seeking a talented and highly self-motivated scientist with solid experience in biotherapeutics characterization. As a Senior Scientist, you will be responsible for characterization of biotherapeutic drug products with focus on higher order structure. You will be working in a collaboratively team environment to support both early and late stage formulation development. You will be responsible for building fundamental formulation stability understanding to ensure formulation robustness. Additional responsibilities include writing technical reports, presenting technical data, and project management. The selected individual will have the opportunity to work with a wide array of scientists from our different divisions and make significant contributions towards our development efforts of biotherapeutics.

Education Minimum Requirement:

Ph.D. in Biophysics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related discipline with 0-4 years' experience.

Required Experience and Skills:

Fundamental understanding of protein science, protein/peptide stability, and protein-protein interactions

Experience with biophysical and biochemical techniques for biotherapeutics characterization.

Self-motivated with an outstanding scientific track-record. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.

Track-record of independent problem-solving and application of advanced innovative scientific approaches.

Desire and willingness to learn and contribute.

Excellent organizational skills to multi-task and manage multiple projects.

Desired Experience and Skills -

Experience with molecular modeling.

Experience with BioNMR and/or Mass Spectrometry.

Experience with formulation development and analytical method development.

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we "follow the science" and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And 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.

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as "Merck" in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as "MSD" in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world's biggest investors in Research & Development.

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. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.





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