Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Specialty Dosage Forms

  • Company: Merck
  • Location: Rahway, New Jersey
  • Posted: October 01, 2016
  • Reference ID: POS000206
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.

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 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 Merck's Specialty Dosage Forms department (Rahway, NJ), you will work amongst a highly collaborative team of scientists spanning analytical, formulation, device and biopharmaceutics with the goal of establishing a framework for reliable, resource-sparing evaluations of therapeutic peptides for intranasal delivery. Your research will cover the development and in-vitro characterization of delivery devices and anatomical models, and their subsequent application in probing in-vitro/in-vivo correlations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Development of novel devices for intranasal delivery to preclinical species
  • Defining analytical methodology for in-vitro characterization of device/formulation combinations
  • Development of anatomical nasal casts for in-vitro product characterization
  • Elucidation of correlations between in-vitro deposition and in-vivo performance

Education Minimum Requirement:
  • PhD (Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, or a related discipline) with 3 years or less of postdoctoral experience or met all the requirements for a PhD by May 2017

Required Experience and Skills:
  • The applicant must be highly adaptable, capable of delving into new areas of science
  • Demonstrated track record of scientific contributions (including peer-reviewed manuscripts)
  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong skills in problem solving, critical thinking, laboratory experimentation and data analysis
  • Ability to drive research independently and deliver on project goals, while working as part of a highly diverse, cross-functional team

Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Knowledge of intranasal absorption mechanisms
  • Exposure to physical/chemical characterization of peptides

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