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Scientist - Cell Biology (Chemical Biology)

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Boston, Massachusetts, US
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Scientist - Cell Biology (Chemical Biology)


Job Description

Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, subject to applicable law.

Become part of cutting edge and highly innovative Chemical Biology and Quantitative Biosciences departments. Using robust scientific methodology, novel translational models, and state-of-the-art instrumentation and automation, we collaborate to discover the next medical breakthrough. To achieve our goal, we have added new capability enhancements for higher-resolution interrogation of novel biology and the molecular mechanism of action of molecules that help advance the best drug candidates into the clinic.

Target discovery is critical to the success of drug discovery. We are therefore seeking an innovative cell biologist to jointhe Chemical Biology group atour company's Research Laboratories in Boston/Cambridge to contribute to our endeavor.
  • Become part of a creative and flexible team; collaborate and work closely with other scientists. Contribute to experimental design, analysis, and interpretation of experiments
  • Collaborate with Oncology, Metabolic Disease, Neuroscience and Infectious Disease discovery teams to execute on phenotypic screening and chemical biology-based platform builds
  • The successful candidate will be able to design cell-based experiments using genetic and pharmacological manipulation of pathways and proteins in relevant cell systems to validate novel targets and characterize molecular mode of action of tool molecules
  • Function and communicate effectively in a highly productive multi-disciplinary environment

Preferred Experience and Skills
  • A background in cell-based assay development is required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a background in cell biology/pharmacology, chemical biology, or experience in automation, primary cell culture (physiologically relevant cell types such as iPSC-derived cells, etc), and/or 2D/3D cellular culture
  • The successful applicant will have a track record of achievement working on teams and independently designing and executing experiments. Highly self-motivated and capable of prioritizing deliverables among multiple simultaneous projects
  • Have a good understanding of biological concepts, pharmacologyand phenotypic screening
  • Possess strong analytical skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong communication (oral and written) skills

Qualifications / Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology or related field

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 ...

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization.


In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

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Requisition ID:R130804

Job Information
  • Job ID: 59227021
  • Position Title: Scientist - Cell Biology (Chemical Biology)
  • Company Name: Merck
  • Primary Area of Job Responsibility: Other

About our CompanyWe aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world. Innovation and scientific excellence are at the core of what we do in pursuit of our mission to save and improve lives. Together, we invent for a more hopeful future. Who we are Our company, Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA (known as MSD outside of the U.S. and Canada), is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines, and animal health products. For m...

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