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Merck & Co. Inc.

Chemistry -Senior Scientist



Full Time

On Site


Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

The Process Chemistry organization located at our Rahway, New Jersey site is seeking highly motivated and exceptional chemists who are looking for an opportunity to work in a fast-paced job that provides a high degree of technical responsibility. A successful candidate will be joining a group of innovative scientists with broad deliverables ranging from the design of manufacturing routes for drug candidates to driving innovative solutions to complex chemistry problems in the discovery phase to building on our state-of-the-art catalysis capabilities.

A PhD. in chemistry with experience in methodology/catalysis (including chemo-catalysis, bio-catalysis and heterogeneous catalysis), total synthesis, physical organic chemistry, or flow chemistry is needed, along with a proven track record of solving complex problems. A high level of innovation, creativity, and self-initiative are expected for the role. Candidates should exhibit strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.

Education Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD in Chemistry.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • PhD in Chemistry.

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

  • Collaborate well with multidisciplinary teams and possess outstanding communication skills.

  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

  • High-level 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 supportive track record of peer-reviewed publications and research presentations is a plus.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence cross-functional teams to achieve business goals

  • Including a research summary with your CV is strongly preferred.


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.





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Requisition ID:R97637