Host / Pathogen Scientist

  • Company: Merck
  • Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Posted: July 12, 2016
  • Reference ID: RES001619
The Merck Research Laboratories (MRL) Exploratory Science Center (ESC) Cambridge, a wholly owned subsidiary of Merck and Co., is focused on driving early discovery research. Co-located with Merck's Cambridge Innovation Hub, the ESC's disease-area-agnostic research agenda fosters hands-on collaboration between our scientists and external academic and biotech researchers to access and explore the most promising emerging science.

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 a fast-paced, nimble and flexible environment of mutual respect, creativity, invention and teamwork. With access to Merck's proven global R&D organization, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

We are seeking innovative Biologists/Microbiologists to join the Merck Exploratory Science Center (ESC) in Cambridge, MA.
  • Successful candidate will become part of a creative and flexible team that will investigate host/pathogen interactions with the ultimate goal of delivering novel prophylactic or therapeutic interventions to address significant unmet medical need in infectious disease.
  • The team will pursue bacterial, fungal and/or viral pathogens as targets and employ multiple novel modalities, including small molecules, biologics and vaccines with an emphasis on harnessing the immune system to address serious infections.
  • Will leverage advances in immuno-biology and infectious disease research as well as new technologies, particularly novel biologic and vaccine technologies, to impact programs.
  • Expertise in microbiology and will be expected to understand and solve challenging issues independently and to show a high degree of innovation.

  • Required: MS in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular biology or related discipline
  • Preferred: PhD
Required Experience:
  • Minimum of (2) years Postdoctoral or equivalent Industrial experience
  • Experience in Microbiology Research
  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong history of publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • 15% Travel
Preferred Experience:
  • Knowledge of host immune responses to bacterial or fungal infection

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

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.

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