15 Dec, 2020

Principal Scientist - Process Chemistry

  • Merck
  • Remote (South San Francisco, CA, USA)
Process Engineer   Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

Job Description

 

Our company is currently seeking a qualified synthetic organic chemist to join the Discovery Process Chemistry group at our South San Francisco, California site.

 

The core responsibility of the successful candidate will be to lead a team of scientists in the development of innovative solutions to complex chemistry problems across a diverse portfolio of projects in the discovery phase from lead identification through candidate selection.  The scientist is responsible for defining scalable synthetic routes and optimizing reactions and processes with the goal of expanding Structure-Activity Relationship exploration and accelerating the transition of candidate compounds to early development, as well as managing supply of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients at varying scales during this period.  Close collaboration with colleagues in Process Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and enabling technologies, as well as a broad array of other discovery and preclinical research groups, will be expected.  As such, subject matter expertise in Process or Medicinal Chemistry is critical.

 

The candidate must be highly self-motivated, demonstrate exceptional leadership and mentorship skills, possess strong experimental skills, have excellent written and oral communication abilities, collaborate effectively on multidisciplinary teams, and be able to demonstrate flexibility in adapting to change in a fast-paced, dynamic research environment.  In addition to supervising direct scientific reports, the candidate is also expected to provide broader mentorship and expertise across the DPC group.  The candidate will be expected to remain current with the latest synthetic methodologies, drive innovation, actively apply new concepts to continuously improve process chemistry capabilities and expertise, and be active in the external scientific community via collaboration, publications, and external presentations.

 

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.

 

Education: PhD in organic chemistry or related discipline.

 

Required Experience: 6+ years’ experience in pharmaceutical development, biotechnology, or related industries

 

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 …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

 

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.

 

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