Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Preparative Chromatography Job

Rahway NJ
Dec 29, 2016
Jan 02, 2017
Organization Type
Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Preparative Chromatography-POS000199


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: 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:

As a postdoctoral fellow in the Process Research and Development (PR&D) department you will work with an industry leading collaborative team of scientists with state of the art equipment and instrumentation to develop innovative preparative chromatography methodologies for the improved separation and purification of complex compound mixtures and help to drive scientific excellence in this field.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Explore and develop innovative chromatographic conditions for small and large molecules (such as peptides, oligonucleotides, bioconjugates, etc.)

- Carry out preparative purifications using HPLC, SFC, and other separation techniques

- Modification and design of laboratory equipment, use of automation and robotics

- Data interpretation, manuscript preparation, publication, and presentation of results


Education Minimum Requirement:

- PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field with 3 years or less postdoctoral experience or met all the requirements for a PhD by May 2017.

Required Experience:

- Experience in HPLC and/or related chromatographic technology

- Basic knowledge in mass spectrometry

Preferred Experience and Skills:

- Working knowledge of preparative HPLC/SFC chromatography

- Experience with analysis and purification of large molecules

- Thorough understanding of chromatographic and mass spectrometry theory

- Excellent mechanical skills in the laboratory

- Innovative, creative, industrious, and highly motivated

Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at

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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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