Our Animal Health Research & Development team work tirelessly to invent solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of animals. Our state-of-the-art research facilities create an environment of innovation that enable us to create breakthrough science changing the way we approach animal health challenges.
We are seeking a Growth and Improvement minded Associate Biology-Discovery Principal Scientist that can help drive our Strategic Operating Priorities.
Invent | Pursue the Most Promising Internal and External Science to Address Significant Unmet Medical Needs
Adapt | Develop Our People, Culture and Business Model to Evolve with a Dynamic Landscape
Diverse Talent | We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment with supporting leadership behaviors because having a high-performing, engaged workforce is critical to our ability to deliver innovative solutions to patients and customers around the world
Values and Standards | Our Steadfast Commitment to Our Values and Standards will Continue to Guide Us as We Take on New Opportunities and Will Always be Fundamental to Our Success - They are a Competitive Advantage for Us
Work Independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect | Inclusion
Summary, Focus and Purpose
The Associate Biology-Discovery Principal Scientist in our Research & Development Division will be responsible for identifying new molecular entities and technologies for use in animal health from our Company Laboratories or from external partners such as human pharma or biotech companies as well as academia. The successful candidate will lead these research programs from ideation through the early research and proof-of-concept phase up to the development stage.
The successful candidate will interface with researchers and senior management throughout the organization, as well as external partners, and operate within a matrix structure to garner resources for the necessary research work (Chemistry, in vitro Pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics, Disease Models, Formulation Development, Safety & Toxicology) and will report directly to the Director of Biology-Discovery.
PhD and/or DVM/VMD
Experience | Skills | Knowledge
Three years industry or pharmaceutical research experience in drug discovery or preclinical research, preferably with a focus on in vivo pharmacology
Advanced and thorough scientific knowledge in pharmacology, disease mechanisms and related preclinical models
Expertise in one of the following fields: oncology, diabetes, respiratory and immunology, cardiology, pain & inflammation, reproduction, drug delivery or biotechnology
Ability to manage multiple projects, including budgets, contracts, and timelines
Ability to independently plan, recommend and complete research programs
Principled communication and interpersonal skills
Effective creator of executive level presentations and documents
Experience in preparing basic patent applications in support of patent coverage of research efforts
10 % Travel
Board certification in Pharmacology
Knowledge of regulatory aspects of pharmaceuticals including: GLP, GCP and GMP
Project management skills within pharmaceuticals
Experience in developing and managing collaborations with outsource providers, vendors, contractors and academic institutions
Experience in working with business development to identify and license external technology opportunities
Our Animal Health Division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to preserving and improving health, well-being, and performance of animals and the people who care for them. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world's food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet.
Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, we offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. We invest in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. We are present in more than 50 countries, while our products are available in some 150 markets.
Who we are ...
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
What we look for ...
Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us-and start making your impact today.
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Employee Status: Regular
VISA Sponsorship: No
Travel Requirements: 10%
Flexible Work Arrangements: Hybrid
Shift: Not Indicated
Valid Driving License: No
Number of Openings: 1
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Job Post Date: 01/18/23
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