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Merck Sr. Scientist - Discovery Process Chemistry in South San Francisco, California

Job Description

We are currently seeking exceptional synthetic organic chemists to join the Discovery Process Chemistry (DPC) group at our South San Francisco, CA site.

The core responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to drive the development of innovative solutions to complex chemistry problems across a diverse portfolio of discovery projects from lead identification through candidate selection. These solutions are applied to accelerate and expand medicinal chemistry research by overcoming synthetic bottlenecks, streamlining Statistical Analysis Report (SAR) analog synthesis, and providing access to novel chemical space. The successful candidate will further support the translation to practical processes to supply Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (APIs) for candidate compounds as they transition into development. Close collaboration with chemistry colleagues and a broad array of discovery and preclinical research groups will be expected. As such, the candidate must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment. A Ph.D. in chemistry with experience in synthetic methodology, catalysis, total synthesis, physical organic chemistry, or flow chemistry is required.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • PhD in Organic Chemistry or related field or will be graduating with PhD in 2020 or 2021.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • PhD with 0-3 years experience in Process or Medicinal Chemistry or will be graduating with PhD in 2020-2021.

  • Must have conducted outstanding research in her/his field of expertise that may be shared during the interview process.

  • Must function well within multidisciplinary teams and possess outstanding communication skills.

  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Additional experience within an academic laboratory (post-doctoral fellowship) or the pharmaceutical/biotech industry is a plus.

  • A strong track record of peer-reviewed publications and research presentations is a plus.

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Who we are …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

INVENT.

IMPACT.

INSPIRE.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@msd.com

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

EEOC Poster at https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

EEOC GINA Supplement​ at https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migratedfiles/employers/eeocgina_supplement.pdf

OFCCP EEO Supplement at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCPEEOSupplementFinalJRFQA508c.pdf

OFCCP Pay Transparency Rule at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp%20EnglishformattedESQA508c.pdf

We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

Domestic/International

VISA Sponsorship:

Yes

Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Shift:

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Yes; Chemistry R&D

Number of Openings:

2

Requisition ID: R72532

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