Senior Scientist, Screening and Compounds

Requisition ID: PHA001484

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.


We are seeking an experienced, highly motivated scientist to join the Screening and Compound Group located in Kenilworth, NJ.¬  You will be part of a team focusing on assay development and high throughput screening (HTS) for the generation and identification of novel biotherapeutics.¬  You will drive HTS through the use of automation and participate in efforts to develop and integrate cell-based functional and biochemical assays to identify novel chemical matter for program teams.¬ 


In this exciting role, you will:

  • Develop screening assays through the use of robotics, liquid handlers and relevant screening platforms.

  • Work on developing new capabilities and perform pharmacological mechanism of action studies.

  • Collaborate with multiple groups within the Discovery Research Organization and work across a portfolio of programs.



Required Experience and Skills:

  • PhD with less than 1 years of experience OR a Master's Degree with a minimum of 3 years' experience OR a Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 5 years' experience in research¬  focused on assay development and high throughput screening.

  • Expert level knowledge of assay development methodologies for binding and functional activity

  • Experience with different detection technologies including FRET, luminescence , fluorescence, and absorbance

  • Experience in molecular biology techniques

  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize work and manage a number of projects ¬ 

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team and to adapt to ambiguity and change

  • Ability to succeed in a collaborative, highly matrixed environment.

Preferred Skill set and experience

  • Prior experience with high-throughput screening, automation and liquid handling platforms

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 assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com.

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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Job: Pharmacology - DPS
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
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