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Requisition ID: PRE000702

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. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century . Merck's success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world's premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we're doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck's leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases.

The Discovery Pharmaceutical Science (DPS) group is seeking a Scientist to be located in either Boston, MA or West Point, PA.

DPS is a multi-disciplinary research group that provides drug delivery, solid state, solution chemistry, and formulation tools in Drug Discovery and Early Drug Product Development. You will be responsible for supporting the characterization of potential pre-clinical drug candidates' physicochemical properties and the identification of suitable oral and parenteral preclinical formulations for pharmacology and toxicology studies across a variety of administration routes and modalities (small molecules, peptides, proteins, oligonucleotides).

In this exciting role, you will also:

  • Execute studies for elucidating drug substance chemical degradation pathways and physical phase optimization
  • Closely interact with Discovery Therapeutic Area functions, Safety Assessment, Process Research, Analytical Chemistry, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics


Education Minimum Requirement: Successful candidates will have a Master's degree in Chemistry or a related discipline or a Bachelor's degree with at least 3 years of relevant experience

Required Experience and Skills: Successful candidates will have a Master's degree in Chemistry or a related discipline or a Bachelor's degree with at least 3 years of relevant experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Strong leadership/interpersonal skills and a motivation to work in a team environment with cross-functional interactions are essential

Preferred Experience and Skills: Candidates with experience in pre-clinical / clinical formulation development and physico-chemical characterization are preferred

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we're counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we're inventing for life.

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Job: Preclinical Dev Generic
Other Locations: West Point, PA, US
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): N/A
Hazardous Materials: Handling of various drug substance / chemicals
Company Trade Name: Merck

Nearest Major Market: Boston


Boston, MA
Full Time

Published on 01/23/2019