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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Bioprocess Development

Company name
Merck & Co., Inc

Kenilworth, NJ, United States

Employment Type

Biotech, Sciences, Research, Post Doc, Pharmaceutical

Posted on
Jan 03,2019

Valid Through
Apr 18,2019

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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 its

legacy for over a century

. Merck’s 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 world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s 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.

As a postdoctoral fellow in Merck Research Labs Process Research & Development in Kenilworth, NJ, you will work with a highly collaborative team of scientists and engineers to design and develop high throughput tools to identify biomarkers for cell culture process development to support Merck’s biologic production platforms. This work will enable the identification of the important genetic and phenotypic fingerprints that necessitate a seamless and successful process improvement changes during process development, across different modalities. This study is a critical part of the efforts to establish Merck as the industry leader in next generation biologic manufacturing.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Independently design and conduct cell culture experiments and analysis using a variety of analytical instrument and techniques

Systematically and scientifically characterize different cell cultures (clones) to improve process development and understanding

Proactively collaborate with interdisciplinary Merck and external scientists for study design, execution and data analysis

Promote, create and implement innovative ideas for cell line and cell culture process development

Data interpretation, manuscript preparation, publication and presentation of results

Contribute to a safe and compliant laboratory work environment



Education Minimum Requirement:

A PhD in biological sciences, chemical engineering or related fields with less than (3) years of postdoctoral experience OR graduating with a PhD by summer of 2019.

Required Experience and Skills:

Experience with cell culture aseptic technique, assays and general laboratory practices

Proven ability to design and execute cell culture experiment independently from protein expression to different cell culture scales including shaker flasks and/or bioreactor

Experience with statistical data analysis tools such as design of experiment and multivariate data analysis

Proven records of scientific publication and communication with excellent oral and written skills

Strong passion and commitment to integrate science to biologic process development

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Knowledge and experience of using genetic and phenotypic tools/methods for mammalian cell line characterization

Experience with high throughput cell culture technique and automation

Expertise in system biology and other bioanalytical techniques such as flow cytometry, microscopy, biochemical assays and cell functional assays is also desirable

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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Company Profile
Merck has a long and rich history of working to improve people's health and well-being. Through the years, our researchers have helped to find new ways to treat and prevent illness - from the discovery of vitamin B1, to the first measles vaccine, to cold remedies and antacids, to the first statins to treat high cholesterol. Our scientists also have helped develop many products to improve animal health, including vaccines and antibiotics. While we are proud of our past, we are enthusiastic about the future of this new company and we are excited to help create a healthier, brighter future for people around the world.

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