Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Analytical Research & Development Job

Rahway NJ
Dec 29, 2016
Jan 02, 2017
Organization Type
Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Analytical Research & Development-POS000201


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.

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

The Merck Research Laboratories (MRL) 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:

As a postdoctoral fellow in the MRL Analytical Research and Development you will work with a highly collaborative team of scientists utilizing state of the art equipment and instrumentation to lead the “next generation” of elemental analysis capabilities for pharmaceutical research investigations. The aim is to develop and implement elemental analysis tools and methodologies including elemental speciation, absolute quantification of biomolecules, elemental mapping/imaging, and high throughput metal sensors to aid in the pharmaceutical pathway.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Design and carry out quantitative elemental speciation analysis to support pharmaceutical reaction pathways, intermediates, and purification

- Employ elemental analysis for the absolute quantification of biomolecule targets, via liquid chromatography ICP-MS

- Utilize elemental mapping and imagining techniques for the direct characterization of solid material, by laser ablation ICP-MS

- Develop chromogenic and fluorogenic molecular sensors for high throughput metal analysis, as a means to detect target ions of interest

- Data interpretations, prepare publications and presentation of results


Education Minimum Requirement:

- PhD with 3 years or less of postdoctoral experience or met all the requirements for a PhD by May 2017

Required Experience and Skills:

- Background in elemental analysis by ICP-MS

- Ability to design experiments, interpret and track results, and utilize this information to enable method development

- Innovative, creative, and highly motivated

- Track record of scientific contributions (including peer-reviewed manuscripts), and strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Experience and Skills:

- Thorough understanding of chromatographic theory with hands-on experience in elemental speciation for elemental species and/or biological molecules

- In-depth knowledge of in laser ablation and/or LIBS, and their applications for elemental mapping and imagining

- Experience in the development of chemical sensors for metal analysis

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Job: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Job Title:Assoc. Scientist,Post Doc Fellow

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Employee Status: Regular

Number of Openings: 1

Company Trade Name:Merck

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