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Principal Scientist - Cell Biology (Chemical Biology)

Employer
Merck
Location
MA, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 19, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description

Become part of cutting edge and highly innovative Chemical Biology and Quantitative Biosciences departments at our Company. Using robust scientific methodology and state-of-the-art instrumentation, we collaborate to drive the next medical breakthrough. To achieve our goal, we leverage cutting edge capabilities that enable higher-resolution interrogations of novel biology and mechanism of action elucidations to 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 join the Chemical Biology team at the new established Research and Development Division at our Cambridge Research site to join us in our mission to understand novel biology and identify new therapeutic targets.
  • Become a leader in a creative and flexible team; Collaborate, manage, and work closely with innovative, multi-disciplinary scientists.
  • Lead target discovery and validation efforts on project strategy, experimental design, analysis, and interpretation of experiments
  • Leverage your deep understanding of cellular biology and the pharmacological and genetic manipulation of pathways and proteins to validate novel targets and mechanisms
  • Execute on chemical biology strategy through collaborations with Oncology, Metabolic Disease, Neuroscience, and Infectious Disease discovery teams
  • Establish strong relationships within highly collaborative, multidisciplinary teams to effectively drive early drug discovery initiatives

Required Qualifications / Education:
  • A background in early target discovery and cell-based assay design and optimization to interrogate novel biological phenotypes is required.
  • Demonstrated track-record of successful project leadership, and the leadership and mentorship of junior colleagues is required
  • Ph.D. in Biology, Chemical Biology, Pharmacology, or a related subject area with 8 years of post-degree experience in industry, academia, or biotechnology.

Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Strong understanding of biological concepts, mechanistic elucidation, and phenotypic workflows coupled with a strategic vision of novel target drug discovery
  • Experience managing scientists with a track record of achievements leading projects and independently designing and executing experiments
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong communication (oral and written) skills
  • Highly self-motivated and capable of prioritizing deliverables among multiple projects
  • Ability to build strong relationships within highly collaborative, multidisciplinary teams to effectively drive early drug discovery initiatives
  • Experience in small molecule screening, chemogenomic screening, high content imaging and/or complex cell models and assays
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a strong cell biology and chemical biology background, novel target validation, genome engineering, automation, and/or pharmacological assay experience.

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., Rahway, 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.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

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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New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

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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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Employee Status:
Regular
Relocation:
Domestic
VISA Sponsorship:
Yes
Travel Requirements:

Flexible Work Arrangements:

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Number of Openings:
1

Requisition ID:R188700
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