Senior Scientist, Computational Chemistry Job

Senior Scientist, Computational Chemistry-CHE004912


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.

The Modeling and Informatics group is seeking creative, self-motivated computational chemists with exceptional interpersonal and problem solving skills to join our scientific teams in Boston, MA or West Point, PA.

The successful candidates will be responsible for the design and optimization of novel drug candidates using advanced computational techniques. In addition to participating in Merck’s medicinal chemistry programs, the applicants will be expected to continue research in new areas of molecular modeling relevant to the drug discovery and development process.



- Ph.D. (or graduation expected by 2016/2017) in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, or equivalent with a computational emphasis


- No more than 5 years of drug discovery experience in industry
- Strong communication skills
- The ability to work well in multidisciplinary teams
- Evidence of creative application of computational approaches to problems of pharmaceutical interest


- Excellent track record of publications, posters, and speaking engagements
- Experience in modern molecular modeling techniques (docking, molecular simulation, homology modeling, quantum mechanics, QSAR, ligand- and structure-based design) with modern software packages (Schrodinger, OpenEye, CCG)
- Experience in scientific programming (Perl, Python, Pipeline Pilot) and/or data analytics (Spotfire)

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Job: Chemistry

Job Title:Sr. Scientist, Chemistry

Primary Location: NA-US-MA-Boston

Other Locations: NA-US-PA-West Point

Employee Status: Regular

Number of Openings: 4

Company Trade Name:Merck