Sr. Scientist, NMR Spectroscopist Job

Kenilworth NJ
Oct 12, 2016
Oct 25, 2016
Organization Type
Sr. Scientist, NMR Spectroscopist-CHE004859


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. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

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 an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopist:

In this role you will be a member of a global NMR structure elucidation team providing support to Merck's discovery and development pipeline. Work performed in the global NMR group includes, but is not limited to, structure elucidation and characterization of compounds being developed by medicinal chemistry, support for process development in process chemistry as well structure elucidation of metabolites, impurities, degradants and unknowns. You will interact with world-class scientists in a professional work environment at our state-of-the-art research facilities.

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual, who, while capable of working independently, understands and values cross-functional teamwork and our common mission to develop new therapeutic solutions to unmet medical needs. You will collaborate with synthetic, purification and analytical chemists in solving challenging structural problems. The ideal candidate will have expertise in small molecule structure elucidation using instrumentation such as NMR and mass spectrometry and the use of chromatography for sample isolation and purification.



- Required: PhD

- Preferred: Degree concentration in chemistry


- A minimum of 1 year of experience in the use of NMR methodologies in the area of small organic molecule structure elucidation (e.g., natural products, pharmaceuticals, etc.).

- Experience in the implementation, set-up and fine-tuning of new NMR experiments

- Proficient with NMR pulse programming (Bruker).

- Experience in structure elucidation of organic compounds, small molecules and natural products.

- Experience in the use of Bruker and Agilent NMR software and hardware.

- Technically inclined with the ability to troubleshoot instrument problems.

- IT literate with the ability to manipulate data work-flows in a networked environment (e.g., Linux and Windows OS, macros, scripts, etc.).

- Good working knowledge of organic chemistry.

- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

- Customer focused and driven to continually work towards technical and process improvements.

- Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.


- 4 years of experience in the use of NMR methodologies in the area of small organic molecule structure elucidation (e.g., natural products, pharmaceuticals, etc.).

- Experience in mass spectrometry and chromatography

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Job: Chemistry

Job Title:Sr. Scientist, Chemistry

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

Other Locations: NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Company Trade Name:Merck