Senior Scientist, Analytical R&D Chromatography and Electrophoresis Separation Techniques

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Job Title: Senior Scientist, Analytical R&D Chromatography and Electrophoresis Separation Techniques
Location: South San Francisco, CA,

Company: Merck
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Salary: Competetive
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The Discovery Analytical Research group within Analytical Enabling Capabilities (Analytical R&D) is seeking applicants for Senior Scientist positions available at its South San Francisco, California or Boston, Massachusetts research facilities. The successful candidate will contribute to the efforts in enabling the discovery of new drug candidates including small molecules, biologics and other emerging modalities. Key deliverables will include the development, implementation, and execution of analytical measurement technologies that may accelerate the pace of discovery research and influence molecular design.

The successful candidate will be able to collaborate in a dynamic, integrated, and multidisciplinary team environment. An expansive range of tools (e.g. chromatography, electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, spectroscopy, etc.) are leveraged and new technologies are developed to influence selection of new drug candidates and enhance scalability and robustness.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Enable discovery partner groups with advanced analytical methods
  • Represent the discovery analytical research group in project teams
  • Solve complex problems by application of one or more analytical techniques, including but not limited to, liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, ion chromatography, size exclusion chromatography, two dimensional techniques and mass spectrometry
  • Explore and develop new technologies applicable to the field of measurement science
  • Demonstrate effective multitasking, prioritization and problem-solving skills in the planning and execution of experiments
  • Effectively collaborate in a fast-paced, integrated, multidisciplinary team environment

  • Ph.D. or M.S. (with 4 years) in analytical chemistry or related field and relevant work experience

Required Experience and Skills:
  • Strong background and extensive hands-on experience with chromatography and electrophoresis separation techniques (UPLC, GC, cIEF, CZE, SEC, HIC, IEX) and hyphenated techniques (e.g. LC-MS, GC-MS, etc.)
  • Demonstrated scientific ability through publications in peer reviewed journals and presentations in scientific conferences
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated creativity, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Deliver complex objectives under strict timelines in a rapidly changing environment
  • Work in a team environment with cross-functional interactions

Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Understanding of biochemistry and organic chemistry
  • Familiarity with electronic laboratory notebook applications and good documentation practices
  • Prior work in a biopharmaceutical industry

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

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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Job Post Date: 11/03/22
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