Medicinal Chemistry Scientist

  • Company: Merck
  • Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Posted: September 30, 2016
  • Reference ID: RES001705
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 an innovative and experienced scientist to join the Merck Exploratory Science Center (ESC) in Cambridge, MA.

The successful candidate will become part of a creative and fast-paced team that will discover novel biologics targeting one of two (2) areas:
    1. Interaction of the microbiome and host with the ultimate goal of delivering novel therapeutics to address significant unmet medical need in multiple therapeutic areas
    2. Novel prophylactic or therapeutic interventions to address significant unmet medical need in infectious disease.
Expected to leverage the advances in synthesis and delivery technologies of complex molecules to impact ESC programs. I n addition, will be expected to supervise and participate to experimental activities and laboratory organization .

  • Required: PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Nanotechnology or related discipline
Required Experience:
  • Research experience in any of these areas: Peptide / Oligosaccharide / Natural Product Synthesis, Vaccine Chemistry, or Bioconjugation
  • Ability to independently contribute to research directions and solve challenging issues
  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong history of publication in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Preferred Experience:
  • Knowledge of host immune responses to vaccination and natural infection
  • Research experience with the Microbiome
  • Experience mentoring scientists and/or research teams

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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