Associate Scientist, Discovery Biology

South San Francisco, California, US
Jul 30, 2021
Aug 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description
We are seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to join our Research & Development Division Discovery Biology group in South San Francisco, CA. This is an exciting opportunity to explore the cutting-edge pharmaceutical science and technologies, collaborate with scientists with diverse research background, and contribute directly to drug discovery activities. The successful candidate will have to demonstrate strong scientific curiosity, motivation to learn, ability to multi-task, and team-oriented mentality. In addition, the candidate should possess excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills. The primary responsibilities will include planning and execution of experiments for drug target identification and validation, developing appropriate assays or models to support compound screening and optimization, and presenting experimental data at internal and external scientific meetings.
Required Education, Experience, and Skills:
- Bachelor's degree in biological sciences with 1-3 years of relevant lab experience
- Hands-on experience with in vitro assays which involve cell culture, cell-based experiments, DNA/RNA/protein preparation and analysis, and other biochemical techniques.
- Self-motivated. Able to work independently with limited supervision.
- A good team player. Able to work collaboratively with other colleagues and support different projects as needed.
- Highly organized and attentive to details. Maintains laboratory notebook in a complete, consistent, and concise manner in accordance with company intellectual property policies and practices.
- Adherence to good health and safety practices and compliance with applicable EH&S safety rules.
- Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
- Proficiency in using common data analysis and visualization software such as Excel and GraphPad Prism.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
- Knowledge and experience in metabolic disease.
- Experience with Microscopy/immunohistochemistry is a plus
We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we "follow the science" that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.
Who we are ...
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
What we look for ...
Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us-and start making your impact today.
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Requisition ID: R123957