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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Organic Synthesis & Methodology Development

Merck & Company

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Organic Synthesis & Methodology Development

Boston, MA
Full Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow Organic Synthesis & Methodology Development Date:Jan 3, 2019 Location:Boston, MA, US -Requisition ID:POS000292 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. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified itslegacy for over a century. Mercks success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare. Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the worlds premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, were doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Mercks leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases. Be a part of the legacy: MRL Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program The Merck Research Laboratories (MRL) Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program aims to be a best-in-industry program for industrial postdoctoral researchers, designed to provide you with an academic focus in a commercial environment. With the resources, reach, and expertise of a large pharmaceutical company, postdoctoral researchers will be positioned to excel in an institution committed to breakthrough innovation in research and discovery. The successful postdoctoral research fellow will be part of Mercks Disruptive Chemistry program, specifically in collaboration with Prof. Richmond Sarpong (UC Berkeley). Geographically, the position will be full-time within Discovery Chemistry in Boston. The incumbent fellow will be responsible for the development of new synthetic methods to enable access to novel saturated heterocycles. This role will entail the application of high-throughput experiments for reaction optimization and the identification of ligands and conditions to achieve the synthesis of said architecturally complex heterocycles. The candidate will collaborate across disciplines within MRL and contribute to Mercks external reputation through peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. The successful fellow must have excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and communication skills. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: -Leading the invention and optimization of new methods and catalysts for the preparation of saturated bridged nitrogen heterocycles. -Learning and applying state-of-the-art chemistry techniques, including high-throughput experimentation (HTE) and design of experiments (DoE), to problem solve and quickly drive innovations in CH and CC functionalization. -Presenting ideas and results in both Merck internal and external venues (conferences). -Collaborating and communicating effectively with Prof. Sarpong and the Sarpong Group to maximize a robust and successful partnership. -Networking with colleagues across Merck Chemistry, and working effectively with adjacent functional areas, such as analytical chemistry and modeling and informatics. mrlpostdoc Qualifications Education Minimum Requirement: -A PhD with less than (3) years of postdoctoral experience OR graduating with a PhD by summer of 2019.Required Experience and Skills: -Experience of all techniques associated with modern organic synthetic chemistry, including the synthesis, purification, and characterization of chemical compounds on small and medium scale. -Strong leadership, student mentorship, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills. -Proven ability to independently design experiments, interpret data, and incorporate data into new experimental designs leading to successful experimental outcomes. -Independent, science-based, and innovative thinking, and the ability to mine scientific literature and databases. -Functions well within multidisciplinary teams, and possesses outstanding oral and written communication skills. Preferred Experience and Skills: -Experience in the field of catalysis and reaction optimization, possibly in enantioselective catalysis and organometallic chemistry. -Strong history of publication in peer-reviewed journals. -Demonstrated aptitude for learning & adopting new software, tools, and technologies. -Anticipates the need for contingencies where relevant, and plans alternative strategies as a means for risk management. Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and were counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, were inventing for life. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to -. Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully: Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means. For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit: -Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations. Job:Post-Doctoral Fellow Other Locations: Employee Status:Regular Travel:No Number of Openings:1 Shift (if applicable): Hazardous Materials: Company Trade Name:Merck Nearest Major Market:Boston

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