Associate Principal Scientist, Biology-Discovery

Job Description

Our Animal Health Research & Development team works tirelessly to invent solutions to improve the health and well-being of animals. Our state-of-the-art research facilities provide an environment of innovation that enable us to create breakthrough science changing the way we approach animal health challenges.

The Associate Principal Scientist in our Research and Development Division will be responsible for identifying new molecular entities and technologies for animal health use at our Company Laboratories or external partners such as human pharma or biotech companies as well as academia. The successful candidate will lead these research programs from ideation through the early research and proof-of-concept phase up to the development stage. He/she will interface with researchers and senior management throughout the organization at our Research & Development Division, external partners, as well as the R&D organization of Animal Health Division. The incumbent will operate within a matrix structure to source the necessary research work (Chemistry, In Vitro Pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics, Disease Models, Formulation Development, Safety & Toxicology). He/she will report directly to the Director of the Research & Development Division.

Education:
  • Required: PhD and/or DVM/VMD


Required Experience:
  • Minimum of (3) years industry or pharmaceutical research experience in drug discovery or preclinical research, preferably with a focus on in vivo pharmacology
  • Advanced and thorough scientific knowledge in pharmacology, disease mechanisms and related preclinical models
  • Expertise in one of the following fields: microbiology, oncology, diabetes, respiratory & immunology, cardiology, pain & inflammation, reproduction, drug delivery or biotechnology
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, including budgets, contracts, and timelines
  • Ability to independently plan, recommend and complete research programs
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective creator of executive level presentations and documents
  • Experience in preparing basic patent applications in support of patent coverage of research efforts
  • 10 % Travel


Preferred Experience:
  • Board certification in Pharmacology
  • Knowledge of regulatory aspects of pharmaceuticals including: GLP, GCP and GMP
  • Project management skills within pharmaceuticals
  • Experience in developing and managing collaborations with outsource providers, vendors, contractors and academic institutions
  • Experience in working with business development to identify and license external technology opportunities


Our Animal Health Division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to preserving and improving health, well-being, and performance of animals and the people who care for them. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world's food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet.

Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, we offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. We invest in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. We are present in more than 50 countries, while our products are available in some 150 markets.

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 ...

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

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Employee Status:
Regular

Relocation:
Domestic

VISA Sponsorship:
No

Travel Requirements:
10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Shift:

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Number of Openings:
1

Requisition ID:R125054