Senior Scientist, Process Chemistry

  • Company: Merck
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Posted: November 03, 2016
  • Reference ID: CHE005070
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.

Merck is currently seeking exceptional chemists for positions within the Process Research and Development Department located at our Boston, MA site. A successful candidate will be joining a group of innovative scientists with broad deliverables ranging from design of routes to active pharmaceutical ingredients to application of cutting edge synthetic chemistry tools to address synthetic bottlenecks in Medicinal Chemistry. A Ph.D. in chemistry with experience in methodology/catalysis, total synthesis, physical organic chemistry, or flow chemistry is required, along with a proven track record of solving complex problems. Candidates must possess strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to excel in a team environment.

  • PhD in chemistry with no more than 6 years experience or graduating with a PhD in 2016-17

  • PhD with no more than 6 years experience or will be graduating with PhD in 2016-17
  • • Must have conducted outstanding research in his/her field of expertise that may be shared during the interview process.
  • • Function well within multidisciplinary teams and possess outstanding communication skills.
  • • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Additional experience within an academic laboratory (post-doctoral fellowship) or the pharmaceutical/biotech industry is a plus.
  • A strong record of achievement of peer-reviewed publications and research presentations is a plus.

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