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Medicinal Chemistry Scientist Job @ Merck Research Lab | Cambridge | USA

Medicinal Chemistry Scientist Job @ Merck Research Lab | Cambridge | USA

Medicinal Chemistry Scientist Job @ Merck Research Lab | Cambridge | USA:The Merck Research Laboratories (MRL) Exploratory Science Center (ESC) Cambridge, a wholly owned subsidiary of Merck and Co., is focused on driving early discovery research. Co-located with Merck’s Cambridge Innovation Hub, the ESC’s disease-area-agnostic research agenda fosters hands-on collaboration between our scientists and external academic and biotech researchers to access and explore the most promising emerging science.

Medicinal Chemistry Scientist Job @ Merck Research Lab | Cambridge | USA

Medicinal Chemistry Scientist Job

Date: Feb 21, 2017
Location: Cambridge, MA, US
Medicinal Chemistry Scientist: RES001705

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 a fast-paced, nimble and flexible environment of mutual respect, creativity, invention and teamwork. With access to Merck’s proven global R&D organization, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

We are seeking an innovative and experienced scientist to join the Merck Exploratory Science Center (ESC) in Cambridge, MA.

The successful candidate will become part of a creative and fast-paced team that will discover novel biologics targeting one of two (2) areas:

1. Interaction of the microbiome and host with the ultimate goal of delivering novel therapeutics to address significant unmet medical need in multiple therapeutic areas

2. Novel prophylactic or therapeutic interventions to address significant unmet medical need in infectious disease.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leverage advances in synthesis and delivery technologies of complex molecules to impact ESC programs
  • Design, synthesize, purify and characterize drug candidates in target validation and hit-to-lead projects
  • Act as a leader from the bench, driving program and chemistry strategy and execution
  • Provide supervision, scientific mentoring and technical training of team members
  • Develop and utilize innovative synthetic and medicinal chemistry problem solving skills coupled with analysis of diverse data sets to build structure-activity relationships
  • Help identify and validate new targets, which may include collaborative engagement with the external scientific community and leadership of early drug discovery projects

Qualifications

Education:

  • PhD in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry

Required Experience:

  • Research experience in any of these areas: Small molecules / Peptides / Oligosaccharides / multi-step Natural Product Synthesis
  • Minimum of (2) years Pharmaceutical Industry experience in Drug Discovery
  • Rigorous scientific thinking and a proven track record of driving the advancement of Drug Discovery programs.
  • Ability to independently contribute to research directions and solve challenging issues
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills
  • Strong history of publication in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge of host immune responses to vaccination and natural infection
  • Research experience with the Microbiome

Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

To Apply: https://jobs.msd.com/job/Cambridge-Molecular-Innovation-Scientist-Job-MA-02138/366839600/#

Primary Location: NA-US-MA-Cambridge

Job Type: Full Time

Employee Status: Regular

Number of Openings: 1

Hazardous Materials: Yes

Relocation Provided: Domestic (within country)

Company Trade Name: Merck

Nearest Major Market: Cambridge
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston
Job Segment: Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biotech, Scientist, Scientific, Science, Engineering

Medicinal Chemistry Scientist Job @ Merck Research Lab | Cambridge | USA

View Original Notification: https://jobs.msd.com/job/Cambridge-Molecular-Innovation-Scientist-Job-MA-02138/366839600/

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