Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Immune Modulatory Receptor (IMR) Research Job

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Immune Modulatory Receptor (IMR) Research-POS000210


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.

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Be a part of the legacy: Merck Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program

The Merck Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program aims to be a best-in-industry program for industrial postdoctoral researchers, designed to provide you with an academic focus in a commercial environment. With the resources, reach, and expertise of a large pharmaceutical company, postdoctoral researchers will be positioned to excel in an institution committed to breakthrough innovation in research and discovery.

Position Overview:

The postdoctoral fellow position in Discovery Immune Regulation will report to Barbara Joyce –Shaikh and will work closely with highly collaborative team of scientists led by Dr. Daniel Cua at MRL Palo Alto site in California. You will devise and carry out in vivo and in vitro studies to understand innate and adaptive immune regulatory mechanisms in tissues and at barrier surfaces. The role will focus suppressive mechanisms on immune cell trafficking, cross talk with local tissue micro-environment and recruitment of effector cells.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Employing complex in vivo disease model systems to address specific question related to immune regulation
- Using cellular and molecular biology to dissect the in vivo observations and drive the discovery process


Education Minimum Requirement:

- PhD in Immunology, Cell biology, Molecular Biology or Biochemistry or related discipline with 3 years or less of postdoctoral experience or met all the requirements for a PhD by May 2017

Required Experience and Skills:

- Experience in development of in vivo and in vitro assays exploring T cell or myeloid cell biology
- Experience in immune cell isolation and characterization using flow cytometry
- Work with in vivo models to elucidate in vivo function of novel immune/cellular pathways

Preferred Experience and Skills:

- Experience in innate cell biology, autoimmune inflammation, and/or immuno-oncology
- Strong history of publication in peer-reviewed journals

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Job: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Job Title:Assoc. Scientist,Post Doc Fellow

Primary Location: NA-US-CA-Palo Alto

Employee Status: Regular

Number of Openings: 1

Company Trade Name:Merck