Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Infectious Disease

  • Company: Merck
  • Location: West Point, Pennsylvania
  • Posted: October 01, 2016
  • Reference ID: POS000202
Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as 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.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Be a part of the legacy: MRL Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program

The Merck Research Laboratories (MRL) Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program aims to be a best-in-industry program for industrial postdoctoral researchers, designed to provide you with an academic focus in a commercial environment. With the resources, reach, and expertise of a large pharmaceutical company, postdoctoral researchers will be positioned to excel in an institution committed to breakthrough innovation in research and discovery.

Position Overview:

As a postdoctoral fellow in MRL Infectious Disease/Vaccine Discovery, you will work with a highly collaborative team of scientists from vaccine and biologics discovery, structural chemistry, bioinformatics and pharmacology to conceive, design, and implement experiments to advance vaccine and biologics development. You will focus on discovery and structural characterization of human monoclonal antibodies and application in subunit vaccine design.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Discover and characterize human monoclonal antibodies in vitro and in vivo
  • Structural analysis of antigen/antibody interaction
  • Structural based antigen design and evaluate designed antigens in vitro and in vivo
  • Data interpretation, manuscript preparation, publication and presentation

Education Minimum Requirement:
  • PhD in Biochemistry, Structural Biology, Immunology, Infectious Disease or related field with 3 years or less of postdoctoral experience or met all the requirements for a PhD by May 2017

Required Experience and Skills:
  • Hands-on experience and knowledge in structural biology
  • Hands-on experience and knowledge in molecular cloning, cell culture, protein expression and purification
  • Experience in biochemical and immunological assays (i.e. ELISA, SPR, WB, FACS, etc.)
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Experience in structural based protein design
  • Strong history of publication in peer-reviewed journals

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