Associate Principal Scientist, Discovery Pharmaceutical Sciences Job

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Location
Boston MA
Posted
Oct 03, 2017
Closes
Oct 09, 2017
Organization Type
Corporate
Associate Principal Scientist, Discovery Pharmaceutical Sciences:PRE000592

Description

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 located in Boston, MA is seeking applicants for am Associate Principal Scientist position. DPS is a multi-disciplinary research group that provides drug delivery, solid state and solution chemistry tools in Discovery and Early Development. The successful candidate will have key responsibilities including participation on cross-functional Discovery and Early Development teams, the characterization of potential pre-clinical drug candidates' physicochemical properties and the identification of suitable oral and parenteral preclinical formulations for early pharmacology and toxicology studies. Responsibilities may also include alternate route delivery and various modalities beyond small molecules (e.g. peptides) with the opportunity to explore enabling drug delivery technologies that have the potential to create new and innovative drug products. The candidate will closely interact with Discovery, Safety Assessment, Process Research, Analytical Chemistry and Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, as well as other members of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Successful candidates will have a PhD with a minimum of 3 years industry experience, a masters degree with at least 8 years of experience or a bachelors degree with at least 10 years of experience. Candidates with experience in pre-clinical / clinical formulation development, drug delivery systems, enabled formulations and physico-chemical characterization are preferred. Candidates with a proven track record in prominent roles supporting cross-functional Discovery or Early Development teams would be ideal. Experience of product development across mixed modalities and routes of administration would also be an advantage. 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.

Qualifications

Education:

- PhD with a minimum of 3 years experience in industry, masters degree with at least 8 years of experience in industry or bachelors degree with a minimum of 10 years experience in industry

Required:

- PhD with a minimum of 3 years experience, masters degree with at least 8 years of experience or bachelors degree with a minimum of 10 years experience within preformulation, analytical chemistry or formulation development.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated creativity, strong leadership/interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a team environment with cross-functional interactions are essential.

Preferred:

- Candidates with experience in pre-clinical / clinical formulation development, drug delivery systems, enabled formulations and physico-chemical characterization are preferred.
- Candidates with a proven track record in prominent roles supporting cross-functional Discovery or Early Development teams would also be preferred.
- Experience of product development across mixed modalities and routes of administration would also be an advantage.

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.

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.

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Primary Location: NA-US-MA-Boston

Job Type: Full Time

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: No

Number of Openings: 1

Hazardous Materials: Laboratory handling of Merck proprietary discovery compounds and other chemicals

Alternative Work Arrangements Available: Not Available

Relocation Provided: None

Company Trade Name:Merck